Libraries on both the Albany and Troy campuses serve Russell Sage College. The collections, hours, services and policies reflect usage by Russell Sage College’s diverse student body of full-and part-time students enrolled in a range of programs from associate through doctoral degree levels.

The two Libraries’ combined holdings include more than 225,000 volumes of books, serials and microforms, and more than 30,000 media items. Electronic resources, which are available to currently enrolled students both on-campus and off-campus users, include nearly 40,000 unique journal titles and some 10,000 multidisciplinary e-books and subject specific reference resources.  Other collections include the College Archives and Special Collections, the Helen L. Verschoor Fine Arts Collection (Albany), and the Carol Ann Donohue Memorial Collection of 20th century English language poetry (Troy).

The Libraries actively collect materials to support all programs at Russell Sage College, and maintain particular strengths in women’s studies, fine art, nursing and allied health, education, and physical and occupational therapy. Direct loan of library materials is available to students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni and retirees of Russell Sage College, and to holders of valid library cards issued by the Capital District Library Council’s Direct Access Program. The Sage Libraries are active in regional and national library resource-sharing networks, thereby expanding materials available to students and faculty working in virtually any discipline. Interlibrary loan traffic flows electronically through Sage’s ILLiad system, dramatically shrinking turnaround.

The Libraries on both campus are fully wireless and equipped with networked computer stations, providing access to various online library catalogs, an array of research databases, as well as to the Internet. Online databases are accessible to currently enrolled students from on- and off-campus locations 24 hours a day. Librarians are available whenever the Library is open (at the reference desk or through phone, e-mail or live “chat”) to answer questions and provide assistance in the use of the varied information resources and services.

Individual and group library orientations are arranged through the reference librarians. Information literacy sessions, tailored to specific disciplines, are available either in-class or in the Libraries. Faculty may schedule these specialized classes with the librarian who serves as the liaison to their department.

For complete details on the services and resources of the Libraries, visit the Libraries web page (