Online services for students and faculty from the Sojourner Truth Library

The Sojourner Truth Library staff is working hard to provide students and faculty with remote services and access to research materials during this shift to online learning. We understand that this is a stressful time for everyone in our community, as we navigate this new reality. Please don’t hesitate to reach out anytime with questions or requests – Library staff are ready to help!

Ask a Librarian
You can phone, text or email a Librarian about your research, or for help finding digital resources, and get a real-time response! We are staffing our remote Ask a Librarian services 64 hours per week!

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Visit the Ask a Librarian webpage for all the contact options available.

Have a question after hours? Email us at, and someone will get back to you during our service hours.

Research Guide for Online Learning
Sojourner Truth Library staff have pulled together an overview of where and how to access the digital resources students need to finish their coursework.

E-Textbooks Available
A number of publishing companies are now making online versions of their textbooks freely available! Check our Research Guide for Online Learning to access these textbook platforms.

Course Reserves
The Library is offering to scan materials in Library Course Reserves, including textbooks and personal copies, upon request.

For Faculty: How to Request Library Course Reserves Scanning.

For students: How to Access Library Course Reserves

Keep in touch!
Follow the Sojourner Truth Library on Instagram @sunynplibrary for the latest updates, tips and tricks for using the Library from home, and stay in touch with your Library community.