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Library Collections

Here is a listing of all of our collections and their location in the library.

Non-Archival

AUDIO – CASSETTE and AUDIO – CD

  • Fiction, nonfiction, self-help, and juvenile books and several different kinds of music (folk, classical, children’s, dance, world, jazz, blues, etc.) are available on either audiocassette or audiocd.
  • Located on the Library’s Main Floor, along the left side the of center staircase. Audiobooks are on the shelves, and the music cassettes and cds are in the bins.
  • Organized by broad genre categories (Fiction, NonFiction, Children’s, Jazz, Classical, etc.).
  • May be checked out for four weeks.

BOOKS (Top floor)

  • The main collection of the Library is located on the Top floor. Books are arranged in subjects, by call numbers (starting with A and ending with Z). For a list of the general subjects associated with call number letters, see Library of Congress Classification Outline.
  • May be checked out for four weeks.

CAREER RESOURCE ROOM

  • Books and journals pertaining to graduate school (information and preparation), career choice, job searching, and creating resumes and cover letters.
  • Located in Rakov Hall, in the Career Services Office (101 Rakov).
  • For use within the Office only.

EDUCATONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER

  • The Learning Resource Center of the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center contains materials to support the Center’s mission: “… vocational and community programs to a diverse adult population; leading to employment, upward mobility, college opportunities, and lifelong learning.”
  • Learning Resource Center Coordinator available for assistance. Contact: Millie Sefranek, (585) 232-2730 x 293
  • Rochester Educational Opportunity Center webpage
  • Located in downtown Rochester, at 161 Chestnut Street
  • Materials may be checked out for four weeks. For Brockport students and faculty, materials can be requested through Drake Library’s Circulation Desk.

JUVENILE COLLECTION

  • Books for use by preK-12 students, as well as activity/lesson plan books and some educational manipulatives and games, for use by teachers in preK-12 classrooms. Arranged in subjects, by call number. For lists of call numbers by subjects within the JUV collection, see Education Resources research guide: Juvenile resources tab.
  • Located on the Library’s Ground floor, through the Quiet Study Room.
  • For assistance contact Debra Ames (395-2142 or email) or Logan Rath (395-2568 or email)
  • May be checked out for four weeks.

MAGAZINES & JOURNALS (Main Floor)

  • Current issues of print magazines and journals the Library subscribes to, arranged alphabetically by journal title.
  • Located on the Main Floor, just inside and to the right of the Main entrance.
  • For use within the building only.

MAGAZINES & JOURNALS (Ground floor)

  • Back issues of magazines & journals to which the Library has subscribed.
  • Located on the Ground floor, arranged alphabetically by journal title.
  • Articles may be photocopied (copiers available on the Ground floor of the Library).
  • For use within the building only.

METRO CENTER CAREER RESOURCE ROOM

  • Books and journals pertaining to graduate school (information and preparation), career choice, job searching, resumes and cover letters.
  • MetroCenter webpage link
  • Located in downtown Rochester, at The College of Brockport’s Metro Center (55 St.Paul Street).

METRO CENTER LIBRARY COMMONS

  • Books and journals pertaining to Social Work, Educational Administration, Counselor Education.
  • Several PCs are available for student use in researching and writing papers (4-6 pm weekdays).
  • MetroCenter Librarian available weekdays for assistance. Contact: Linda Hacker, 395-2770.
  • MetroCenter webpage link
  • Located in downtown Rochester, at The College of Brockport’s Metro Center (55 St.Paul Street).
  • For use within the building only.

MICROFORMS ROOM

  • Monographs and journals available in several different forms of microtext: microfilm, microfiche, ultra-microfiche, microcard, and micro-opaque.
  • The Library has reader/printers for all of the different types of microtexts.
  • Located on the Library’s Ground floor, both in and through the Quiet Study Room.

MONROE COUNTY DOCUMENTS

  • Print documents published by the County government.
  • Located on the Ground floor, in the Quiet Study Room. May be checked out for four weeks.

NYS DOCUMENTS

NEWSPAPER SHELVES

  • Current issues of print newspapers the Library subscribes to, arranged alphabetically by title.
  • Located on the Library’s Main floor, along with current issues of bound journals.
  • For use within the building only.

OVERSIZE BOOKS

  • Books too large to fit on the regular shelves (officially, books over 29 cm. tall or wide). Arranged by call number. For a list of the general subjects associated with call number letters, see Library of Congress Classification Outline.
  • Located on the Library’s Top floor, alongside the center staircase.
  • May be checked out for four weeks.

POPULAR PAPERBACKS

  • Light or leisure (“beach reading”) books: popular fiction, mystery, sci-fi, horror, etc.
  • Located on half-height shelving just inside and to the right of the Library’s Main entrance.
  • May be checked out for four weeks.

REFERENCE

  • Books and journals for reference and research use.
  • Located on the Library’s Main floor, to the right of the center staircase.
  • For use within the building only.
  • Many more reference resources are available online through the Library’s webpage.

REFERENCE – ATLAS STAND

  • Oversize atlases on stands in the Reference Area of the Library’s Main floor.
  • For use within the building only.

RESERVE DESK

  • Materials that professors put on Reserve for their students are located here, on the Library’s Main floor, just inside and to the left of the Main entrance.
  • They can be searched through the Library’s Online Catalog, and generally may only be checked out for use within the building for a period of two hours (varies somewhat by professor).
  • Catalog link

ROCHESTER CITY DOCUMENTS

  • Print documents published by the City government.
  • Located on the Library’s Ground floor, in the Quiet Study Room.
  • Materials may be checked out for four weeks.

SOFTWARE – CD-ROM

  • The Library has a few titles available on CD-ROM, located on the library’s Main Floor, in a bin along the right side of the center staircase.
  • May be checked out for four weeks.

STORAGE

  • Books and journals owned by The College at Brockport that are important for in-depth research and are fairly unique within SUNY libraries.
  • Housed in the Storage Annex, a locked room on the Library’s Ground floor.
  • Most items may be checked out with a Librarian’s permission. For access and assistance, contact the Reference Desk (Ask Us link or 395-2760).

US DOCUMENTS

  • Print and microtext documents published by the US government.
  • Located on the Library’s Ground floor: paper documents are on open shelves (in front of the Quiet Study Room), and microtext documents are in the Microforms Annex (a locked room).
  • See the Library’s US Federal Documents webpage for more detailed information, and to access documents that are available online.
  • Materials may be checked out for four weeks.

VIDEO -- DVD and VIDEO – VHS

  • The DVDs and VHSs are interfiled on two sets of shelving: one set for Movies (alphabetical by title), and one set for educational and documentaries (shelved by call number).
  • For a list of movies in the Library Catalog, use keywords “Movies Videos” or go to Advanced Search and use keyword “Movies” and limit to the collection “Video.”. Then, on the Results screen, click on the heading “Title/Full Display” to arrange alphabetically.
  • To search documentaries in Library Catalog, add keyword “Videos” or go to Advanced Search and limit to the collection “Video.”
  • Located on the Library’s Main Floor, toward the back.
  • May be checked out (7 days), and can be renewed once.

VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP

  • Books and journals on photography and visual arts. Also includes photographs and slides, exhibition catalogs, and artists’ books.
  • Visual Studies webpage link.
  • Located in downtown Rochester (51 Prince Street).
  • For use within the building only. For Brockport students and faculty only, some items can be requested for use through Drake Library’s Circulation Desk.

Archival (Special) Collections

None of the materials in the Special Collections can be checked out. They must be used in the Library.

The Archives Librarian approves all items for inclusion in these collections.

For access and assistance, contact the Archives Librarian (395-5834) or the Reference Desk (Ask Us link or 395-2760).

BROCKPORT THESES

  • Masters’s theses written by graduate students at The College at Brockport.
  • They are cataloged and held permanently by the Library (if their title pages say “Master’s thesis” and they include a signed approval page).
  • They can be searched in the Library’s Online Catalog, by author, title, subject, and department.
  • One copy is kept in an archival collection located in the (locked) Storage Annex, off the Microforms Room. Contact the Archives Librarian for access.
  • Second copies are kept in the freely circulating Oversize Books Collection, on the Top Floor (those written since 2001 are located together in OVR LD 571.B79 grouped by academic department).
  • Final reports, etc. are not cataloged and not held permanently by the Library. A few examples chosen by the Education Department are kept, on a rotating basis, in the Juvenile Collection Room.

COLLEGE ARCHIVES

  • Published and non-published items having to do with The College at Brockport.
  • The College Archives website is a great place to start. Besides findings aids and indexes, it includes a great deal of college history.
  • Organized by Record groups relating to College departments and offices.
  • Finding aids for the Archives are online at Archives Finding Guide.
  • Indexes to the Stylus (the college newspaper), from 1900 on, are online at Normalia and Stylus Indexes.
  • Indexes to the Brockport Post newspaper, from 2000 on, are online at Brockport Post Index.
  • The Stylus and the Brockport Post newspapers are both available on microfilm in Mic.2 cabinets in the Microforms Room, on the Ground floor.
  • The College Archives are located on the Ground floor.

CORNELL COLLECTION

  • Autographed copies of books. The bulk of the collection consists of books signed by visiting authors at Writers Forum events through the years.
  • Located in the (locked) Special Collections Room, on the Top floor.

EDWARDS COLLECTION

  • Scarce or rare monographic works.
  • Criteria: published in the United States before 1866 or published elsewhere before 1801 or part of a limited edition or has value as an artifact (e.g. example of a binding, printing, or illustrations, typographic style, etc.), even if not scarce or scarce and extremely expensive to replace.
  • Located in the (locked) Storage Annex, off the Microforms Room.

HOLMES COLLECTION

  • Books written by Mary Jane Holmes (a nationally famous 19th century Brockport author).
  • We retain all editions, which are very carefully scrutinized to determine uniqueness, as sometimes the text is edited or altered without indication.
  • Several titles have exact duplicates shelved in the main circulating collection (same date, publisher, binding, etc.) on the Top Floor, and may be freely checked out for four weeks.
  • The archival collection is located in the (locked) Special Collections Room, on the Top floor.

LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTION

  • Focuses primarily on western Monroe County (village of Brockport, towns of Chili, Clarkson, Gates, Hamlin, Parma, Ogden, Sweden, and Wheatland), plus Orleans and Genesee counties (including Batavia, Holley, etc.).
  • May include titles about Rochester or Monroe County in general if contains material specifically pertaining to our area. Also includes NY state histories that have become too brittle to circulate.
  • Located along the wall in the College Archives, on the Ground floor.
  • Local History Resources webpage.

WRITERS FORUM VIDEO AND AUDIO COLLECTION

  • The master tapes of (almost) all of the writers who came to Brockport under the auspices of the Writers Forum since the 1960s. The authors were filmed (or taped) doing a reading from their works, and being interviewed by several English Department faculty members.
  • These master tapes are strictly archival, not for use, and are in a variety of formats: Beta, Beta minis, VHS, mini-DV DVDs, Umatics and open-reel audio recordings.
  • Circulating copies on VHS (or DVD) of most readings/interviews are available in the Video Collection on the Main Floor, and can be checked out for 2 days. They can be searched in our Library catalog by author, or the whole list can be found under the keywords: Brockport Writers Forum Videos.
  • The Writers Forum website, maintained by the English Department, includes information on all the tapes created.
  • Digitized versions of several recent authors are available from the Writers Forum webpage at SUNY Digital Repository: Writers Forum Collection home page (requires latest version of QuickTime).
  • Audio podcasts from 1967-1977 are available from the Writers Forum webpage at The College at Brockport iTunes U: Digital Collections: The Writers Forum (requires iTunes).

MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS

The Library has additional collections in College Archives and Local History that have not been added to our Library catalog. We hope to digitize these collections sometime in the future.

They are housed in the Local History Collection (Ground floor, College Archives room), and in the (locked) Storage Annex (Ground floor).

For access and assistance, contact the Archives Librarian (395-5834) or the Reference Desk (395-2760 or Ask Us link).

  • The D.S. Morgan Collection: business papers of the D.S. Morgan Company, a local reaper manufacturer from Brockport. A finding guide, detailing what the collection contains, is available.
  • The Sutphin Civil War Papers: a collection, from a locally organized regiment, of quartermaster reports and correspondence during the war regarding horses and supplies needed by the company, as well as correspondence with veterans and their families after the war regarding pensions and reunions. A finding aid is available. This collection is fragile and requires special handling.
  • The Grade Collection: children's books hand- written and-illustrated by Brockport students for a Children's Literature course taught by Arnold Grade, English professor, in the 1970's. Some are becoming fragile as the glue holding cut-out page elements is drying out.

Last Updated 10/17/2013