Library Building and Services
Frank E. Gannett Memorial Library

Using the Utica College Library




Opened in 1969, the 67,000 square foot 3-story building has stack capacity of 190,000 volumes. It was named in honor of the benefactor Frank E. Gannett, founder of the Gannett media corporation.  


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

The Library has more than 77 computer workstations and a collection of circulating laptops with full network access by username log-in. 


In the 2006 the Library added five enclosed study spaces on the first floor. The well-equipped rooms are can be reserved for group study.  In 2011 the Library remodeled the Information Commons area, adding workstation furniture, a new Information Desk, and additional computers.

In addition, art objects are on display in the library, 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. 

 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 unisex and ADA accessible
  • Second floor restrooms are behind the Edmonds Room

Two photocopiers are available on the first floor of the library. 

  • 1 coin operated black and white photocopier for public use (change is available at the circulation desk)
  • 1 multi-function color printer/copier/scanner for student/faculty/staff use (UC ID is required)


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 IITS Help Desk, Computer Labs and the 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 with value (backpacks/book bags, laptops and handheld devices, purses, phones, keys, wallets, coats, etc.) are immediately sent to the College Lost & Found located in the Office of Campus Safety.


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


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

(315) 792-3041
(315) 792-3361 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502