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Archives and Special Collections Library emergency shutdown beginning May 15, 2016

The Archives and Special Collections Library will be closed, effective May 15, 2016, for a period of approximately 12 weeks.  This schedule should allow the Archives and Special Collections Library to reopen in time for Fall classes.  However, it is possible that unforeseen delays could affect the completion date, so please plan accordingly.  

All Special Collections holdings will be unavailable for use.  Please note regular circulating collections and all other Library services will be unaffected by this work.

We understand and regret the disruption that this project may cause.  Thank you for your flexibility as we work to ensure the safety of the collections.  If you have questions, please contact Library Director Andy Ashton (, 845-437-5787) or Associate Director of the Libraries for Special Collections Ron Patkus (, 845-437-5798).