Library Building and Services
Using the Utica College Library
Using the Library
Group Study Rooms
Group Study Room Policy (PDF)
Group study rooms are for the exclusive use of Utica College students for academic purposes. Because these study rooms are in high demand, they are not available for faculty, classes, or other group use.
All rooms must be signed out at the Circulation Desk and require a valid Utica College Student ID.
The five study rooms can be reserved up to seven days in advance by groups of 2 or more registered students. When not reserved, they are available for on-demand sign-out by UC students only. To reserve a group study room, call 792-3041 or stop by the Circulation Desk.
Library staff reserve the right to refuse or limit the use of the group study rooms.
Excellent study and research accommodations for nearly 400 patrons are provided by a mix of individual carrels, table seating, including 2 lounge/reading areas, that are positioned throughout the building's 2 top floors.
In the Summer of 2006, the Library added 4 enclosed spaces on the first floor. For the 2006-2007 Academic Year, the spaces will serve as Faculty Offices. Beginning with the 2007-2008 Academic Year, the spaces will become study rooms.
We want the Library to be a place where you feel safe and comfortable.
As a friendly place, we prefer to keep restrictions to a minimum. We ask that you practice common courtesy and refrain from bringing food into the Library.
Please exercise the following courtesies when listening to music in the library:
- Use headphones
- Keep the volume at a medium level
- Public restrooms do not require a key for use
- First floor restrooms are behind the Reference area
- Second floor restrooms are behind the Edmonds Room
Two photocopiers are available on the first floor of the library, directly behind the staircase:
- Coin operated
- Change is available at the Circulation Desk
Two microform readers are available in the Microform area on the first floor of the library
- Both readers are equipped to print from microform
The elevator services the Library and the Library Concourse.
Use of the elevator requires a key, which is available at the Circulation Desk.
The Library Concourse level also includes the Media Center, Help Desk, Computer Labs and the Art Gallery.
The Library uses a security system to control the flow of library materials. Proper checkout ensures that books or other materials leaving the library do not cause the alarm to sound.
Some non-library items that may trigger the alarm include: materials from other libraries or bookstores, videos and DVDs from commercial outlets, and clothing items with sewn in security tags
The security gate poses no risk for laptops, cell phones, MP3 players and computer discs.
- The Library's front entrance is handicap accessible
- The Library building is accessible using an elevator (See Elevator for more information)
- A JAWS computer is available for use on the first floor of the Library
The Library offers books removed from the Library Collection for sale in the front entrance:
- Hardcover books are $0.50 each
- Paperback books are $0.25 each
Items of value (backpacks/book bags, MP3 players, purses, phones, keys, wallets, coats, etc.) are immediately sent to the College Lost & Found located in the Office of Campus Safety.
Items of non-value found in the Library are kept at the Circulation Desk for one semester and then forwarded to the College Lost & Found located in the Office of Campus Safety.
UC Library Polices contain all the information you need to know about how the library operates its spaces and services.
Our web site offers important highlights and details, but for the full scoop, check out the policy.