Schaffer Library

Library Hours

Schaffer Library Building Hours

Special Study Hours

  • Regular hours will continue through Saturday, 5/27/2023

  • At 10 am, Sunday, 5/28/2023, the Schaffer Library will open and remain "open" through Wednesday night, 6/7/2023, closing at 2 am (technically 6/8/2023).

  • Thursday, 6/8/2023 the Library will be open 8am-8pm.

  • Friday, 6/9/2023 the Library will be open 8am-5pm.

  • Saturday & Sunday 6/10 & 6/11 we will be closed.

ITS Help Desk Hours

In an effort to provide you with convenient access to our services, we have partnered with our Schaffer Library colleagues to secure space at the end of the circulation desk.

The Help Desk will be staffed from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

We remain available by phone at (518) 388-6400 and email at


USTAR (Union Student Technical Assistance Resources) is Union’s student-focused tech support desk. We provide support for many tech issues students may face, including connecting to the college WiFi, removing viruses, installing software for classes, and some hardware issues when not covered under warranty.

Located: Schaffer Library Front Desk

Hours: 12:50 p.m. -1:45 p.m,, Mon - Fri (Common Lunch) and 6:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sun - Thu.

For appointment form, visit USTAR's website here.


Effective this year, Union College adds Juneteenth (June 19th) as a recognized college holiday. This means that Schaffer Library will be closed for the day on Monday, June 19th, 2023.

The Outside Book Return

The Outside Book Return bin will be moved inside the building late Saturday, 6/10/23. It will be returned to its spot either late Sunday (6/11) or early Monday (6/12).