Online Library

SUNY Empire State College's Online Library is staffed by professional academic librarians who provide the following educational services:

The SUNY Empire librarians have also created and curated the following information resources for our students:

  • 1.5 million+ digital works of art and photography
  • 244,000+ full-text ebooks
  • 58,000+ full-text journals and newspapers
  • 5,000+ full-length, streaming films and documentaries
  • 1,000+ specialized, online dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference handbooks
  • 129+ subject guides, course guides, and topical guides to the most relevant research tools, publications, and web resources by discipline and/or library topic
  • 75+ search tools encompassing millions of full-text articles, reports, and other research materials
  • hundreds of online tutorials, blog articles, and FAQs to guide self-starters through the research process and the library’s myriad resources

Normal office hours are:
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. (excluding holidays and breaks)
Live chat is always available through our partnership with the AskUs 24/7 consortium of academic librarians.