Reed Library

Reed Library plays a key role in the teaching and learning process at Fredonia as students and faculty make heavy use of over 18 million volumes that comprise the holdings of the SUNY libraries. Over 32,000 journals are available online along with extensive collections of microforms, videotapes and DVDs. The Music Library houses more than 17,000 sound recordings and over 30,000 musical scores and performance parts. Archives and Special Collections contain extensive holdings, including the university archives, local history materials, records of the Holland Land Company, books and manuscripts of the noted Austrian author Stefan Zweig, the Sigurd Rascher Saxophone Collection, and the archives of the West Valley Nuclear Coalition.

Reference librarians provide in-depth instruction in the use of information sources for all academic disciplines and are able to answer specific questions and to advise students on research strategies. One-on-one research consultations are available by appointment, but patrons can have reference questions answered at all times by using the Ask Us 24/7 Instant Messaging service. The Archivist is available by appointment for research consultation regarding the holdings of the Archives and Special Collections. The Reed Library web pages contain extensive guides on the use of library resources.

A wide variety of resources including encyclopedias, indexes, full text articles, e-books and online journals and online reference services are available to the campus community 24 hours a day.

Reed Library is open at the following times during the academic year: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. (next day); Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 1 a.m. Hours are extended during exam periods, and are reduced during inter-session and Summer Sessions. For more detailed information, patrons should go to the library website at or telephone (716) 672-1234 (library hours) or (716) 673-3222 (Reference Desk). For General Information, please call Reed Library Circulation at (716) 673-3184. With seating for over 700 in many different areas, there is always a place to study in Reed Library.