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Bound periodicals: Q&A

In 2011, Reed Library performed an extensive weeding of the Reference Collection. Items were weeded on the basis of duplication in electronic form, currency, and condition. Based on a careful collection sample this project was estimated to reduce the physical size of the Reference Collection by more than fifty percent.  By serendipity, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (formerly SUNYIT) was disposing of a large quantity of low shelving at that time. The reshelving of the reference collection on the low shelving was the second physical change moving Reed Library toward a twenty-first century library while at the same time providing a glimpse of the original interior visioning by architect I.M. Pei.
In 2014, the Bound and Current Periodical Collections were  weeded to remove materials available full-text online. This weeding removed shelving from two thousand square feet of floor space, creating sightlines across the library for the first time since its opening in 1968.  
In 2017, the Bound Per…
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Reed Library entrances closed July 18-19

On Tuesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 19, the outside entrance to Reed Library near Maytum Hall will be closed due to construction. Two of the entrances to McEwen Hall remain closed.

During this period, two entrances to the Library will be open (shown above as blue stars). Patrons can enter the Library by entering Maytum Hall (black arrow), then taking the stairs or elevator down to the ground floor. On exiting the staircase or elevator, turn right toward the mail room, then turn right by the mail room to pass through a door into a long hallway. Follow this hallway through a set of doors to turn right, and follow that hallway to the Library's entrance on your left.

In addition, the entrance to McEwen Hall (teal arrow) nearest the Library's entrance remains open. The nearest parking for both these entrances is Symphony Circle, by Maytum Hall and Rockefeller Arts Center.

Patrons who require an elevator can use the route through Maytum Hall; the ramp into Maytum Hall is located…

New databases available

Reed Library is pleased to announce that we now provide access to the following databases through the NOVELNY consortium.
Educators Reference Complete — Provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.Informe Académico (en Español) — Provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.Research in Context — Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.Britannica Academic — Articles from…