Accessing Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks | Joan Weill Adirondack Library

Print Books

All book stacks will be closed for browsing to all patrons due to social distancing concerns. Library staff will retrieve items for you to pick up at your convenience and in the manner that you feel most safe.

We can take requests through in-person, phone, email, or online request through the “Request Print Book Pickup” linked form on all print book records in the library online catalog search results.

Students and Faculty: We will fulfill book requests the same-day you make them Mon-Thurs, if your request is in by 11 am. If placed after 11 am, they will be filled the following day at the latest. We will do our best to accommodate requests outside of this window in a timely manner.

3 ways to receive your books for students and faculty:

  1. Pick up at the front desk, if you requested 'same-day,' expect book to be ready by 1:00 pm
    1. You will receive a confirmation that your book is available and ready for pick up
  2. Pick up "curbside" in the lobby between the library and the Hutch between 2:00-8:00 pm M-Th.
    1. You will receive a confirmation that your book is available and ready for pick up
    2. We will also provide you a "curbside #" so you can locate your order in the lobby
  3. Faculty office delivery: faculty can request print materials be delivered to their offices. If you requested 'same-day,' expect the delivery between 2:00-3:00 pm.
    1. You will receive a confirmation that your book is available and an estimated confirmed time of delivery

Public Patrons: our public book pickup hours are Fridays 3-5 pm. We offer contactless, to-go book pick up only for the time being. The contactless to-go cart will be in the lobby entrance before the library front doors, please do not go farther than the lobby. All other library building services are not open to public patrons: archive, computer/printer access, study room booking.

  1. You will receive a confirmation that your book is available and ready for pick up
  2. We will also provide you a "curbside #" so you can locate your order in the lobby

Ebook Vendors

Ebsco eBook Academic Collection: ~175,000 academic electronic books on a wide array of subjects.
JSTOR eBook Collection: A focused collection of academic books largely related to College programs.
APA PsycBooks: A collection of ebooks on psychology from the American Psychological Association.
Overdrive Audio and e-Books: New in 2018: A collection of e-books and audiobooks for general audiences. The easiest way to use this collection is through the Libby App from Overdrive, get instructions here.