Resources and Collections

Digital Collections & Content

View letters, postcards, newspapers, architectural plans, and more via Schaffer Library Digital Collections.

View academic, scientific and creative content produced by faculty, students, and staff at Union College in the Union Digital Works.

Government Documents

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The Schaffer Library Federal Documents Collection was first established in 1901.  It's the only depository library in Schenectady, but there are several others in the Capital District, including SUNY Albany, Albany Law School, Troy Public Library, and the New York State Library which is a regional depository and receives everything distributed by GPO Library Programs Service. 

Our collection includes:

  • legislative hearings and reports;
  • federal regulations;
  • census records;
  • statistical reports;
  • court decisions;
  • agency publications;
  • posters;
  • pamphlets; and more.

Materials are available in paper, microfiche and several electronic formats.  Schaffer Library also maintains substantial collection of indexes, abstracts and commercially produced resources and databases designed to facilitate the search for government information.

Click here to access the Federal Government Information LibGuide for more information.