Staff members have access to Schaffer Library’s rich collection of books, journals, newspapers, databases, and more. Library hours change based on whether classes are in session or not. To see up-to-date hours, visit the Schaffer Library Hours webpage. Note that access to the building is ID-card only during evening and weekend hours during fall, winter, and spring terms.
Access Our Collection
Use the library’s website to start your search and connect to our online resources or view information for your in-person visit. You can search for physical and digital resources in our collection using our catalog, Primo. Some particular areas of interest include:
Catch up on current reading
The Current Reading Area, containing a selection of new and popular titles, as well as the most recent issues of some popular magazines and newspapers. Find this area in front of the Lally Reading Room and next to the printers when you first enter the library.
- Your own free subscriptions to digital newspapers & magazines
- Access to 600+ databases
- Access to streaming media
Free access to Bloomberg Concepts course and certification
The Bloomberg Terminal, a computer system for real-time financial data analysis, trading, and news, and free access to the Bloomberg Market Concepts course and certification. The Bloomberg Terminal is located off of the Learning Commons.
Get the Garnet!
Copies of the Union College yearbook (The Garnet) are available at the Circulation Desk and at Special Collections.
Galleries and Art Collections
Mandeville Gallery Resources for Staff
The Mandeville Gallery is located on the second floor of the Nott Memorial and is free and open to the public 7 days a week. The gallery is dedicated to exhibiting nationally recognized contemporary artists that explore current and historical cultural themes.
The Union College Art Permanent Collection (UCPC) holds over 3,000 works of art, objects. and items of material culture, including significant cultural resources from Eastern, Ancient, and Pre-Columbian cultures, historical scientific instrumentation, and artwork from internationally recognized artists.
To browse select collection items, please see our online collection. Items from the Collection are available for class use and student research.
All events are free, and open to the public and the Union Community.