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Reed Library is accepting student applications from Dec. 3 - Dec.7th

Reed Library has a few select hours left to fill for the Spring 2019 semesters.  If you are interested in applying to work in our circulation department, please fill out this  application form by December 7th: Circulation worker Spring 2019 application form  The form will also let you know what hours are still needed.

Thank you.

De-Stress for Success events - Fall 2018

Reed Library is pleased to host the following events this semester as part of the Counseling Center's De-Stress for Success program:

Paws to Relax: Pet and play with certified therapy dogs.
Monday 12/17 and Tuesday 12/18, noon - 1 p.m.

Gotta Study S'more: Take a break from your studies and grab a free s'more kit.
Monday 12/17 and Tuesday 12/18, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Calm Down and Warm Up: Relax with free cocoa and hand-warmers.
Wednesday 12/19 and Thursday 12/20, 11 a.m. - noon

Thanksgiving break hours

Reed Library's hours over Thanksgiving break will be:

Friday, Nov. 16 - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 17- closed

Sunday, Nov. 18 - closed
Monday, Nov. 19 through Wednesday, Nov. 21 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday, Nov. 22 through Saturday, Nov. 24 - closed

Sunday, Nov. 25 - 6:00 pm to midnight

Regular hours resume Monday, Nov. 26, when the Library is open 7:30 am to midnight.

See Reed Library's website for hours information.

Fredonia students, faculty, and staff can receive Reference assistance at any time by using the Chat Live with a Librarian 24/7 service available from the Library's website.

Noontime at Reed - October 26

This Friday, the Noontime at Reed recital series continues with a presentation of "Songs in the Key of 'D'," featuring selections from Schumann's Dichterliebe and Mozart's Don Giovanni.

Noontime at Reed takes place in the Garden at Reed, on the first floor of Reed Library, at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 26.

Reed Library CD sale

Reed Library will have a used CD sale this Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon. All proceeds go towards expanding the music collection through the Fredonia College Foundation.

3D printing returns September 4

Reed Library's 3D printing service is back! The library will begin receiving requests on September 4th, 2018.

The service will once again be free to all Fredonia students, faculty, and staff. However, in order to ensure the sustainability of the service, policy changes have been made. These include a limit to print sizes and the number of prints the library will produce per day.

More information on this can be found on the Library's 3D printing guide.

Library hours - Fall 2018

For the week of August 19 through August 26, Reed Library's hours will be:
Sunday, August 19 - closedMonday, August 20 through Thursday, August 23 - 8 am to 4 pmFriday, August 24 - 8 am to 10 pm (extended hours for New Student Orientation)Saturday, August 25 - noon to 4 pmSunday, August 26 - 4 pm to 10 pm
Regular semester hours begin the first day of classes, Monday, August 27:
Mondays through Thursdays - 7:30 am to midnightFridays - 7:30 am to 6 pmSaturdays - noon to 6 pmSundays - noon to midnight
The library will be closed Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.

Daily hours can always be viewed on the library website.

If you have questions, please contact Randy Gadikian, Reed Library Director, at 716-673-3181.

Alternative access to Library digital content

Due to rising subscription costs, Reed Library has assessed the usage and content of our databases. As a result of our assessments, we have made the difficult decision to end our subscriptions to Artstor, The Chronicle of Higher Education Premium Edition, and ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection. In order to make the transition away from these databases as easy as possible, we offer the following information:
Artstor will be unavailable as of January 1, 2019. A list of Artstor collections and alternative access points is available on the Library’s website.The Chronicle of Higher Education Premium Edition will be unavailable as of July 1, 2018. The Chronicle is still available in print in the Library, and online via Academic OneFile or Academic Search Complete. Instructions on creating an automated alert e-mail via either database are available through the Library’s website.ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection will be unavailable as of July 1, 2018. The following databases…

Castleman Quartet performances - correction

Young musicians from the Castleman Quartet program, who are studying in Fredonia this summer, will present string quartet performances in Reed Library at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19(not June 11 and 12, as previously announced).

All are welcome to experience this special sampling of music, held on the first floor of Reed Library near the Reference Desk.

Freedonia Marxonia art contest accepting entries

We are now welcoming entries in the Freedonia Marxonia art contest. Participation by all ages and skill levels, using any type of medium, is encouraged.

Freedonia Marxonia 2018, the annual celebration of the connection between Fredonia and "Freedonia" (the setting of the 1933 Marx Brothers film Duck Soup) will open October 4.

See the art contest tab on the Freedonia Marxonia website for details!

New trial database: OpinionArchives

Reed Library is pleased to offer a trial of the OpinionArchives database. OpinionArchives includes the full backfiles of several landmark American magazines:

American SpectatorAmericas QuarterlyCommentaryCommonwealDissentHarper's MagazineLaFollettesMomentThe NationThe National ReviewThe New LeaderThe New RepublicThe New YorkerOrionThe ProgressiveWashington MonthlyWeekly Standard OpinionArchives is accessible from the link above, or from the Databases tab on the Library's homepage. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian for help or additional information.

Spring 2018 extended hours

The library will be open with extended hours for Study Week and Finals Week:

Sunday, May 6: 12 noon - 2 a.m.
Monday, May 7 - Thursday, May 10: 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday, May 12: 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 13: 12 noon - 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 13: 12 noon - 2 a.m.
Monday, May 14 - Thursday, May 17: 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday, May 18: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Library Classroom will be open through the end of Finals Week for additional quiet study space.

Reference Librarians are here to help with research; finding books, journal articles, and other materials; and using databases and all library resources. See Reed Library's website for Reference Desk hours, as well as ways students, faculty, and staff can receive research assistance.

The library is closed Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 21: weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

De-Stress for Success events

Reed Library will be hosting the following events as part of the Counseling Center's De-Stress for Success program:

Stress-Free Zone: Take a timeout from your hectic schedule and relax with various stress relieving activities including: coloring, crafts and games.
Monday 5/7 through Thursday 5/17

Paws to Relax: Pet and play with certified therapy dogs.
Monday 5/14 and Tuesday 5/15, noon - 1 p.m.

Freeze Pops and Frisbees: Relax with free Freeze Pops and Frisbees.
Wednesday 5/16 and Thursday 5/17, 11 a.m. - noon

The Garden at Reed open for the season

We're delighted to announce that as of today, the Garden at Reed is open for the season. Come enjoy the sunshine in our outdoor courtyard.

Open hours through May 18 are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Beginning May 21, open hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

LOL: Librarians on Location begins April 30

As final projects become due and the end of the semester nears, get research help from a librarian at locations outside of Reed Library!

Reference librarians will be available in the Fenton Hall lobby and Science Center Atrium, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 30 through Wednesday, May 2 and Monday, May 7 through Wednesday, May 9.

Find great sources, including books, articles, and quality websites. Get help citing and formatting with MLA, APA, or Chicago style.  Whatever your research question - librarians are there to help!

Extensive jazz compact disc collection donated to Reed Library’s Music Collection

Reed Library’s Music Collection was the recent recipient of an extensive compact disc collection of jazz music. The compact discs, generously donated by Ellen Koessler in March of 2017, have all been cataloged and processed, and are now available to check out or listen to in the Library!

Ms. Koessler donated the jazz CD collection of her late husband Jack Koessler, who was a professional musician, composer and graduate of the Berklee School of Music. The collection numbers approximately 800 compact discs, and covers a wide range of important jazz music and musicians, including such artists as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Gil Evans, Chet Baker, Eliane Elias, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and many others.

For a complete listing of titles, search “Koessler 2017” in the Library’s online catalog.

National Poetry Month Poetry Dispenser

Reed Library is celebrating National Poetry Month this April with the introduction of their new poetry dispenser.

Built using a Raspberry Pi 3 and thermal printer, the poetry dispenser prints out a poem at the push of a button.

It's located in the front of the library so stop by and get your poem today!

Library hours - March 30 through April 2

For the weekend of March 30 through April 2, Reed Library will be open:

Friday, March 30 - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 31 - closed
Sunday, April 1 - closed
Monday, April 2 - 7:30 am to 11:00 pm

Usual library hours resume Tuesday, April 3

For reference assistance at any time, use the "Chat Live with a Librarian 24/7" service, available from Reed Library's website.

Spring break hours

For Spring Break, Reed Library's hours will be:

Friday, March 9 - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 10 - closed
Sunday, March 11 - closed

Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 17 - closed
Sunday, March 18 - closed

Regular hours resume Monday, March 19, when the library is open 7:30 am to 1:00 am.
Fredonia students, faculty, and staff can receive reference assistance at any time by using the "Chat Live with a Librarian 24/7" service, available from Reed Library's homepage.

EndNote X8 now available

Reed Library is pleased to offer current Fredonia students, faculty, and staff access to the citation manager EndNote X8. EndNote helps users build a library of citations for their research, store the full text of their citations, and easily add in-text citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word.

EndNote is currently installed in all campus computer labs. Downloads are available for faculty and staff office computers, and for the personal computers of current students, faculty, and staff. For download links and more information, see Reed Library's EndNote guide.

Scopus access ending

As of today, February 28, SUNY's contract for the database Scopus has ended, and as a result it will no longer be accessible through Reed Library.

While we know that Scopus is a terrific resource, unfortunately this is a decision we have no control over. If you have previously used Scopus, we recommend Web of Science as an excellent alternative.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at 716-673-3222 or

WWI Centennial: War and Peace

A two-day event, to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 21 and Thursday, Feb. 22, will bring together Afghanistan and Iraq veterans in Fredonia, scholars of World War I history, conflict and peace studies, and the general public during the WWI Centennial (2018) in order to discuss what it means to end a war and to transition into peace.

In an age where, as Harold Koh argues, there is no foreseeable strategy to impose temporal or geographic limits on America’s “forever wars,” how do we discourse on ending wars and peace making? What are some parallels and differences between American involvement in WWI and America's current wars on foreign soil? These fundamental questions will guide both the readings and the panel discussion.

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, a public reading of WWI American literary texts will take place from noon to 2 p.m.

On Thursday, Feb. 22, a panel discussion on WWI and American military history will take place from noon to 3 p.m., featuring military history schola…

Reed Library winter break hours

Reed Library's hours for winter break are as follows:

Wednesday, Feb. 14 — 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 15 — 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 16 — 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 17 — Closed
Sunday, Feb. 18 — Closed

Standard hours resume on Monday, Feb. 19, when the Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

For day-by-day details on the Library's hours, including reference service and Archives & Special Collections, please see the Reed Library hours page.