Resources and Collections


ARCHES (Academic Repository for Cultural Heritage, Education, and Scholarship) provides access to archival materials like letters, diaries, and scrapbooks; historical information produced at Union like college yearbooks; and digital scholarship work produced by students in partnership with the library.

Explore ARCHES

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 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 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.

Access the Federal Government Information LibGuide for more information.