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The Fraser Hall Library has instituted new policies in response to rising COVID-19 numbers detailed in a communication with the campus.

1) We have limited the seating capacity of the Fraser Hall Library.

  • The maximum seating capacity is now 26.
  • The booths and the small, circular tables near the Service Desk are limited to 1 person per table.
  • Patrons should study as individuals and not as groups.

2) Masks are to be worn at all times. There are no exceptions.

3) Food is no longer allowed to be eaten in the library. Please use the chairs and tables outside of the 1871 Café in the lobby area.

There may be changes or additions to these policies. If you have any questions, please email

Updated March 1,2021

Physically Available Services

The following services are available at our new location during our regular hours of operation:

Study Space

Study Spaces at Fraser Hall LibraryThere are seats and tables available for members of the campus community to use.




Our selection of TI-83s, TI-84s, TI-89s, and scientific calculators are available for checkout.

Course Reserves

Collections/Course Reserves at Fraser Hall LibrarySelect required and recommended reading materials for courses are available for checkout.

  • The vast majority of items checked out from our Reserves collection are 24 hour loans.
  • Items checked out from this collection undergo a mandatory 3-day quarantine before they can be checked out again.

To SUNY Geneseo faculty:

Please visit the Preparing Your Course Resources to be Remote Ready page for more information about selecting and making library resources available to students for course reserve, classroom assignments, and research projects.

Faculty, to request that the Library purchase electronic access to a book or a film for course reserve, use in the classroom, or as an assigned text or viewing please use the following request form:

Information Delivery Service (IDS) Pickup

Service Desk at Fraser Hall Library Room 203Physical items requested from other libraries via IDS are available for pickup.


Item Returns
Book drop outside of Fraser Hall LibraryThe library's book drop is outside Fraser Hall, and you may drop off books at any time.
  • If the book drop is full, please do not leave books around or on top of the book drop. Please contact Dan Ross (; 585-245-5665) so it can be emptied.
  • Please note: all books returned via the book drop will be quarantined for 72-hours before they are processed, so please allow several days for your library accounts to reflect any changes.
  • Please note: the book drop is for library materials only. Items rented from the Geneseo Bookstore should not be returned to our book drop.
  • For patrons away from Geneseo, please refer to this list of SUNY libraries accepting returns on behalf of other SUNY campuses.
    • We advise that you contact the library you intend to return your items to directly to ensure that the library is actively accepting returns.


Physical Collections

While we do not have access to all our collections (general collection, Special Collections, and TERC) yet,
there are approximately 2,000 titles available for checkout.
  • To narrow your search results to what is physically available, perform an Advanced Search in GLOCAT and limit your results to “Available Physical Materials.” The results will be updated as more books and materials become available during the Spring semester.

The following research guides provide alternative sources of information while physical collections are inaccessible:

Faculty, to request that the Library purchase electronic access to a book or a film for course reserve, use in the classroom, or as an assigned text or viewing please use the following request form:

Printing, Computer mini-lab, and JAWS Accessibility workstation

Public printers are available for use in Fraser Hall Library. 
Windows and Mac computers are available for public use.
Fraser Hall Library has an Accessibility workstation with JAWS screen reader software installed.

Masks are to be worn at all times. There are no exceptions.

Mini computer lab and printers viewed at night in Fraser Hall LibraryPrinters and computer workstation including Accessibility JAWS computer at Fraser Hall Library


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1871 Café - Food!

The 1871 Café is located in Fraser Hall, and offers the convenience of on-the-go coffee, snacks and beverages.  The Café hours are not identical to the Library Hours. Please visit the link below for more information.

1871 Cafe at Fraser Hall

These services will continue to be available remotely:

Research Help

You may get librarian assistance through Library Chat or schedule a research consultation, which will be held over Zoom.

You may also email your inquiries to

Additional resources:

IDS Electronic Delivery

Articles and other electronic material ordered through IDS will be delivered directly to your email.

Electronic Resources

Electrionic Resources continue to be accessible from GLOCAT and the A to Z Database List.

Library Instruction

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Writing Learning Center

Please check the Writing Learning Center webpage for updates.