Frank E. Gannett Library
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502-4892

(315) 792-3041
(315) 792-3361 (Fax)

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General Information about the Library:

Opened in 1969, the 67,000 square foot 3-story building has stack capacity of 150,000 volumes. It was named after a donor Frank E. Gannett, founder of the Gannett media corporation.  


Study and research accommodations for nearly 400 patrons are provided on two floors, with individual carrels and table seating (including lounge/reading areas).  

The Library has more than 40 computer workstations with full network access to resources, including the catalog, subscribed databases, and other information on the Internet. Registered students receive a printing account each year; prints are charged against this amount.


In the 2006 the Library added five enclosed study spaces on the first floor. These multi-functional rooms are reserved for group study.  In 2011 the Library remodeled the Information Commons area, adding workstation furniture, a new Information Desk, and additional computers. In 2012, the college's Writing Center and the Math and Science Center relocated to the library's first floor, now being redeveloped as the Learning Commons.  Watch for many more changes and improvements!

In addition, art objects are on display in the library's public areas, many from the collections of the college's gallery on the lower floor.

Using the Library

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 but below are some guidelines and policies. 

 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. 

  • First floor restrooms are behind the Reference area. The first floor restrooms are ADA accessible
  • Second floor restrooms are behind the Edmonds Room 

Two photocopiers are available on the first floor of the library, near the staircase:

  • Coin operated
  • Change is available at the Circulation Desk

Two microform reader/printers are available in the microform area on the first floor of the library 

The elevator serves 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 college art gallery.

  • The Library's front entrance off the plaza is handicap accessible
  • Accessible restrooms are on the first floor
  • The Library building is accessible using an elevator (See Elevator above for more information)

Items of value (backpacks/book bags, laptops and other devices, purses, phones, keys, wallets, coats, etc.) are immediately sent to the College Lost & Found located in Campus Safety office.


Items of nominal value are kept at the Circulation Desk for one semester and then sent to Lost & Found located in Campus Safety.

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