There is a library on each of the three campuses which provides information resources,
instruction, computers, laptop loans, group study spaces and other services. The campus
libraries collectively offer a book collection totaling 200,000 volumes. Online databases
are extensive and link to thousands of periodicals and newspapers and provide resources
beyond the scope of community college requirements. Access to e-books and an extensive
collection of academic databases that feature full-text journals, newspapers and magazines
is available through the library. Library databases include Academic Search Complete,
ArtStor, Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, JSTOR Digital Archive, Literature Resource
Center, and Science Direct. In addition, a wide assortment of media and digital materials
are available to support classroom and individual learning needs. Students and faculty
can access library collections in the libraries on the campuses. In addition, off
campus access for all electronic resources is available to the Suffolk County Community
College community online with user name and password.
Library faculty assist students with their information and research needs. In collaboration
with classroom instructors, students are taught effective critical thinking skills
that promote information literacy. The libraries provide additional opportunities
for students to gain proficiency using and evaluating information sources by offering
credit courses entitled “Introduction to College Research” (LIB101, 1 credit) and
“Library Research Methods” (LIB103, 3 credits). A description of the contents of these
courses can be found at “Library Research”.
The campus libraries actively participate with other university and college libraries
to share resources which give students and faculty access to the collections on Long
Island, in the state and beyond. Suffolk's libraries also participate in the State
University of New York Open Access system which allows students and faculty in-person
borrowing privileges at any SUNY campus library. Campus library hours and locations
are available on the library webpage. For additional information telephone: (631)
451-4800 (Ammerman), (631) 548-2536 (Eastern) or (631) 851-6740 (Michael J. Grant).
Ammerman Campus Library
Susan Lieberthal, Campus Head Librarian, and the entire library staff welcome you
to the Huntington Library on the Ammerman Campus! We have over 100,000 books to support
you. Our college databases bring in thousands of full-text journals, accessible both
on and off campus. Our computer labs offer many computers for you to use.
We also have 15 laptops that can be checked out and used in the library for two hours
at a time. You may sign up for a group study room, use our collaborative lab for open
group use, and even lounge on our comfy seating in between classes. Please see our
reference librarians for any questions or call 631-451-4830.
The Montaukett Learning Resource Center (MLRC) is the new home for the Eastern Campus
Library. The new library opened in January 2011 and offers a variety of study areas
and rooms, state-of-the-art instructional library classrooms and ample computer and
technology workspaces. It houses more than 38,000 print titles including an English
as a Second Language (ESL) collection.
The MLRC is also home to the Academic Skills Center and several classrooms including
the Eastern Campus' Distance Education classroom. There are two lecture rooms, as
well as a gallery on the first floor. Please see our reference librarians for any
questions or call 631-548-2536.
The Michael J. Grant Campus welcomes students, faculty, and staff to the Learning
Resource Center (LRC). We provide diverse academic resources and research support
through access to databases, books, and e-books textbooks; face-to-face and reference
chat; and a state-of-the-art facility. The LRC houses an information commons offering
students access to 80+ computers; library reference and Academic Computing tech help
desks; a 3-D printer; a one-button video studio; and group and individual study rooms.
Two smart classrooms fill the needs of the hundreds of research classes that come
through the library every year. The Center for Academic Excellence, the Writing Center,
a lecture hall, and other facilities are also located in the LRC. We encourage you
to use our resources, services and facilities as part of your path to academic success