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What's New?


I got billed for a library book:

I don't have the book  - OR - I still have the book 

  • Call Circulation at 518.388.6280 or bring the book(s) to the Circulation Desk and speak with a Staff Person

I can't find the book(s) I checked out. 

  • Call Circulation at 518.388.6280

Why can't I keep something
longer than the due date?

  • You probably can.  Try to renew on-line or call Circulation at 518.388.6280

Why are you charging me?

Where is that book?

This Library doesn't have what I need. 
What do I do?

  • Request books or articles through InterLibrary Loan (ILLIAD)
  • Speak with a Reference Librarian at 518.388.6281

Can I borrow if I'm not affiliated with Union?

  • Yes.  You can borrow through the DAP program.  Click here for details.

At Circulation you can:


*  Register to borrow items from Schaffer Library, Union College

*  Access Course Reserve material

*  Ask library staff to help find a book

*  Borrow DVDs, CDs, headphones and more.

offsite material info

Some of Schaffer Library's material is stored offsite. If the library catalog lists an item as being Available at Schaffer Library Hattie St. (offsite - requestable).

*  Follow instructions and click on "for request options >> Sign in"

*  You will then be asked to enter your Union email username and password.

*  For non Union ID holders you need to enter your ?? and ?? under Community Users.

*  You are now logged in to the Library Services, as indicated by your name appearing in the upper right of the screen.

*  Under "Get It" click on "Request: - request for pick up at Circulation Desk".  You may fill in a date under "Not needed after ____ " or add a comment to the request.  Click on "Send Request".

*  You will receive confirmation that your request has been submitted.

*  When the item is available for you to borrow you will receive an email that the items is on the Hold Shelf at the Circulation Desk.

*  To review your Requests or Loans; Look at your Search History, Favorites, or Library Card click on your name and choose your option.

*  As always, please remember to logout of the My Library feature.

Lost & Found

Did you lose something at the library? 

Please check at the Circulation Desk for lost & found items.