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There is a library on each of the three campuses which provides information resources, instruction, computers, laptop loans, group study spaces and other services. The campus libraries collectively offer a book collection totaling 200,000 volumes. Online databases are extensive and link to thousands of periodicals and newspapers and provide resources beyond the scope of community college requirements. Access to e-books and an extensive collection of academic databases that feature full-text journals, newspapers and magazines is available through the library.

Library databases include Academic Search Complete, ArtStor, Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, JSTOR Digital Archive, Literature Resource Center, and Science Direct. In addition, a wide assortment of media and digital materials are available to support classroom and individual learning needs. Students and faculty can access library collections in the libraries on the campuses. In addition, off campus access for all electronic resources is available online to the College's community through their user name and password.

Library Research

Library faculty assist students with their information and research needs. There are extensive open hours, face-to-face reference and virtual online Chat for all hours that the library is open, including evenings and weekends. In collaboration with classroom instructors, students are taught effective critical thinking skills that promote information literacy. The libraries provide additional opportunities for students to gain proficiency using and evaluating information sources by offering credit courses entitled Introduction to College Research (LIB101, 1 credit), both face-to-face and online. A description of the contents of this course can be found at Library Research.

Additional Resources

The campus libraries actively participate with other university and college libraries to share resources which give students and faculty access to the collections on Long Island, in the state and beyond. Suffolk's libraries also participate in the State University of New York Open Access system which allows students and faculty in-person borrowing privileges at any SUNY campus library. Campus library hours and locations are available on the library webpage. For additional information: (631) 451-4800 (Ammerman), (631) 548-2536 (Eastern) or (631) 851-6740 (Michael J. Grant).

Ammerman Campus Library

Photo of the Ammerman Library Susan Lieberthal, Campus Head Librarian, and the entire library staff welcome you to the Huntington Library on the Ammerman Campus! We have over 100,000 books to support you. Our college databases bring in thousands of full-text journals, accessible both on and off campus. Our computer labs offer many computers for you to use.

We also have 15 laptops that can be checked out and used in the library for two hours at a time. You may sign up for a group study room, use our collaborative lab for open group use, and even lounge on our comfy seating in between classes. Please see our reference librarians for any questions or call (631) 451-4830.

Ammerman Library Phone Numbers
Ammerman Library Staff Directory

Eastern Campus Library

Eastern Campus Library photoThe Montaukett Learning Resource Center (MLRC) is the new home for the Eastern Campus Library. The new library opened in January 2011 and offers a variety of study areas and rooms, state-of-the-art instructional library classrooms and ample computer and technology workspaces. It houses more than 38,000 print titles including an English as a Second Language (ESL) collection.

The MLRC is also home to the Academic Skills Center and several classrooms including the Eastern Campus' Distance Education classroom. There are two lecture rooms, as well as a gallery on the first floor. Please see our reference librarians for any questions or call (631) 548-2536.

MLRC Photo Tour
Eastern Library Phone Numbers
Eastern Library Staff Directory

Michael J. Grant Campus Library

Photo of the Grant LibraryThe Michael J. Grant Campus welcomes students, faculty, and staff to the Learning Resource Center (LRC). We provide diverse academic resources and research support through access to databases, books, and e-books textbooks; face-to-face and reference chat; and a state-of-the-art facility. The LRC houses an information commons offering students access to 80+ computers; library reference and Academic Computing tech help desks; a 3-D printer; a one-button video studio; and group and individual study rooms.  Two smart classrooms fill the needs of the hundreds of research classes that come through the library every year. The Center for Academic Excellence, the Writing Center, a lecture hall, and other facilities are also located in the LRC. We encourage you to use our resources, services and facilities as part of your path to academic success.

Grant Library Phone Numbers
Grant Library Staff Directory