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The State University of New York at FredoniaReed Library

Reed Library: Home

For the foreseeable future, Reed Library is open only to current SUNY Fredonia students, faculty, and staff.

Please see our blog for additional hours and service updates. If you have any questions, please contact Reed Library Circulation Department at

ReedSearch provides one-stop searching for books, e-books, scores, articles, digital media, and more.

Articles & Journals

Need an article?

Check out our Research Guides, or try these resources:

Know the journal?

Use the E-Journal Portal to search by title, subject, or ISSN.

Know the database?


Have a citation?

Use the Citation Linker form.




Know the database?

See full database list

Looking for a place to start?

Try these databases:


Reed Library Hours

Reed Library is open to current SUNY Fredonia students, faculty, and staff:
Monday - Thursday:  9 am - 10 pm

Friday:  9 am - 8 pm
Saturday:  noon - 6 pm

Sunday: 2 pm - 10 pm
Please view our calendar for semester-long hours.

Community Patrons: Community Patrons (non-current SUNY Fredonia students, faculty, or staff) designated open hours are suspended until further notice.  This is a result of the campus effort to pool test SUNY Fredonia students, faculty, and staff.  Community Patrons can still receive research assistance by phone, email, text, or chat, as well as request materials through the Reed-To-Go service. For more information, please visit Reed Library's Community Patron Services page at:

Connect With Us

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Our virtual reference service is available around the clock for any questions you may have.

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Fredonia librarians are available:   Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm 
                                                       Friday: 10 am - 4 pm                                                          Sunday: 3 pm - 7 pm


Individual research appointments

Schedule an individual research appointment with a librarian. We are currently meeting virtually due to COVID-19.



  Please address any questions or concerns to


Visiting Reed Library

In accordance with the Returning to Fredonia plan, masks/face coverings must be worn at all times in Reed Library. Please practice physical distancing by remaining at least 6 feet from others, wash your hands frequently, and utilize the hand sanitizer stations in the building. 

Stay safe and FREDstrong!

Please click through for other major reopening highlights to be aware of.

Borrowing Materials

Users may still browse and choose their own books, DVDs, CDs. etc., but must continue to practice social distancing and wear a mask. Check-out will now be touchless to ensure safety.

Requests (holds) may also be made through ReedSearch available from the library homepage, through our new "Reed-To-Go" service. We will retrieve the requested items from the stacks, package the materials, and have them ready for pick-up at a designated location. Additional instructions will be posted soon.

Returned materials will be held for 72 hours before they are reshelved.

Study Spaces

A reduced number of study spaces will be available in the library, including a limited number of rooms for reservation. The Tower Lounge will remain closed due to COVID-19.

Due to the major window replacement project, several additional spaces will remain closed:

  • Cement cubby spaces near Fenton Hall

  • Some seating areas in the music mezzanine 

  • Garden at Reed (both inside and outside)

Construction in the Library

A major widow replacement project began in May 2020 and is continuing. You may see equipment in the library. In addition to the impact on some study spaces:

  • Art books (located near the Garden at Reed; all have call numbers that begin with N) will be inaccessible. Library staff will retrieve these books for patrons.
  • Scanners and microfilm machines may be temporarily inaccessible at times when personnel are working overhead.
  • There may be periodic noise in the main floor of the library, but the Carnahan Jackson Center will be quiet.
  • The Music area will have limited seating.

Library News & Updates

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We appreciate your opinion about our resources and services. Please complete the library feedback form and be as specific as possible (e.g., time, location, staff member, resource). Thank you. @ReedLibrary@SUNYFredLibrary @SUNYFredLibrary

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