Summer Library Services

Herrick Memorial Library and Samuel R. Scholes Library are open throughout the summer and are ready to support your research needs as well as summer recreational reading.

Summer Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 4:00 pm

Library Services continue during the summer! Examples include:

-Library spaces for studying, meetings, class visits or events. To make a reservation go to our homepage at: libraries.alfred and select “Reserve a Room” under “Quick Links.”

-24-hour study rooms for AU Students or employees in both Herrick and Scholes Libraries. Please show your AU ID at the front desk of Herrick or Scholes to receive an access code.

-One-on-one or group tours of library spaces and resources. Please email to schedule a tour or orientation.

Research and Instruction:
-Appointments with Librarians for research support via Zoom, chat, email, phone or in-person.

-Research in Archives and Special Collections, by appointment.

-Librarian classroom instruction during summer courses (Zoom or in-person).

-Library materials and resources including online databases, print materials, DVDs, and streaming media via Kanopy and AVON. Email with questions.

-Interlibrary Loan

-Summer Reading titles for research or pleasure! The McNaughton Collection in Herrick features many popular new titles (fiction and non-fiction) on display in the Commons area on the main floor. Scholes regularly acquires and displays new titles in the foyer by the entrance. Stop by and a see what you can find!

-All AU Faculty, staff and students automatically have library accounts and do not need a separate library card.

-Community members are welcome to use Herrick and Scholes and can complete a short library card application.

Stop by this summer and say hello!