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Important Announcement

January 07, 2013 - by Saleena Due to scheduled maintenance on Tuesday January 8, 2013 between 10-11am, some patrons might experience some disruptions while submitting Interlibrary Loan requests. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Important Announcement for ConnectNY and Interlibrary Loan

November 06, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

Due to the effects of the hurricane, we are experiencing delays in receiving books requested via ConnectNY and Interlibrary Loan.  We hope that the situation is resolved quickly and that this inconvenience is temporary.

Complete our Library Survey for a chance to win great prizes!

October 10, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

Your opinion counts!

It certainly matters to all of us at Adelphi University Libraries.

As we plan for the future of our Libraries, it is important that we understand users' perceptions and expectations so that we can offer the services you want and need.

On October 15th, you will receive an e-mail providing you with a link to a survey on the quality of Library services (LibQUAL+). By responding to this survey you will supply essential information to us for use in providing better services. The survey is a part of a North American initiative led by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to measure the quality of library services and identify best Library practices.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential. Your response to the survey constitutes your consent for us to see your input for our research.

Student survey respondents interested in entering the random drawing will be eligible to win one of six prizes: 1 Nook Color, 1 iPod Nano, and 4 $50 Barnes and Noble Bookstore gift certificates offered by University Libraries. Your e-mail address will be kept confidential and will not be linked to your survey responses.

We greatly appreciate your help. When you receive the e-mail containing the
survey link, on October 15th, please take the time (about 10 minutes), to complete the survey.  Only you can tell us how we are meeting your Library needs. We thank you for taking this opportunity to help us to serve you better.

Looking for MultiSearch? Try the Article Databases tab

September 12, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov


MultiSearch is a tool that allows you to simultaneously search multiple databases or multiple subject areas within Adelphi University Libraries' collection and combines the results into one list. You can now find it under the Article Databases tab on the main library webpage. You may also want to check out our new tab for "Guides and Tutorials" to assist you with your various research questions. If you have any comments or questions you can always comment to this post or give us a call at 516/877-3574.

Important Announcement

July 25, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

Due to scheduled maintenance,  ALICAT and AlicatPLUS  will be unavailable on Thursday, July 26, from 6pm to 7pm. You will not be able to search for books, videos, etc in the library catalog during those times. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Important Announcement

July 16, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov Please note we are experiencing access problems with our Inter-Library Loan service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Library Privileges for AU Doctoral Students

May 03, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

Doctoral students currently enrolled at AU have all rights and privileges to use library collections and to take advantage of the full range of services offered all students. After completing coursework, doctoral students are no longer considered matriculating students even if still working on a dissertation. As a result, library privileges will be reduced. In particular, remote access to online databases, e-books and e-journals will be removed. Inter-library loan privileges will also end.


Doctoral students can extend their full library privileges by registering for continuous matriculation with the Registrar’s Office. We advise students to register before the end of May to avoid expiration of privileges during the summer.

Important Announcement

March 29, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

On Friday, March 30th, Alicat will be down for scheduled maintenance for approximately 1 hour between 8-9pm. AlicatPlus will be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Alicat scheduled for maintenance

March 09, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

Dear Adelphi Community

On Wednesday, March 14th, Alicat, our online catalog will be unavailable for several hours due to scheduled maintenance. We anticipate that Alicat will again be available by early afternoon on the 14th. Please check the Library's website for status reports on that day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Circulation and reference services will be available as usual. You may continue to search for articles in databases via the Library's website.

How can you search for books, journals, dvds, and more while Alicat is down? We recommend use of the ConnectNY and WorldCat catalog databases. These databases include citations for items in Adelphi's collection and are available to use anytime. You are encouraged to try them anytime.

What is ConnectNY?

ConnectNY is a unified online catalog of 18 New York academic libraries including Adelphi. Access ConnectNY by clicking on the link below:


What is WorldCat?

WorldCat is a database which contains citations to books and other materials in libraries throughout the world (including Adelphi). Connect to WorldCat by clicking on the following link:


Important Announcement

March 05, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

On Wednesday, March 14th, Alicat and AlicatPLUS will be down for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Important Announcement

February 09, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

Please note we are experiencing intermittent access problems with some of our Proquest databases. If you have access problems you may find it helpful to retry your search in a few minutes.

Get a free flash drive and a chance to win the new Kindle Touch by being part of a focus group!

February 01, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

 Kindle Touch

Get a free flash drive and a chance to win the brand new Kindle Touch e-reader by being part of our focus group. The new Kindle Touch features:

  • Most-advanced E Ink display, now with multi-touch
  • New sleek design - 8% lighter, 11% smaller, holds 3,000 books
  • Text-to-speech, plus audio books and mp3s
  • Built in Wi-Fi - Get books in 60 seconds
  • Massive book selection, over 800,000 titles are $9.99 or less
  • Borrow Kindle books from your public library

The library wants to know how students find information using the library website. Volunteers will join a focus group and be asked to respond to multiple choice questions using clickers. Your responses will be confidential.  The group will take approximately 30 minutes. Use the form below to send us your general availability between February 20th and March 2nd. Selected students will be contacted by e-mail. If you have any questions or comments - email us at oneill@adelphi.edu.

Library Announcements

January 05, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

ALERT: The Scopus database and the ScienceDirect e-journals to which the AU Libraries subscribe will not be available on January 7, 2012, 8:30am - 9:30pm EST while our vendor performs maintenance.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

December 14, 2011 - by Charles Simpson

Access to the current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education is now available without the requirement of a Chronicle user name or password. A link in our A-Z list of e-journals will be added later. 

Among the highlights are:

  • Updates throughout the day with the latest news in academe
    (NO EMBARGO of content);
  • Text from the current print edition posted every Monday morning;
  • Searchable archive of previously published content;
  • Commentary and essays from the weekly magazine, The Chronicle Review;
  • All the data from the annual Almanac and other special, single-topic reports are in easy-to-search databases

Library Announcements

October 14, 2011 - by Stan Bogdanov


Rebecca Skloot to Speak on her Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on Monday, October 17, 2011, at 5:30pm in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom in the University Center. For more information on the event, click here - http://events.adelphi.edu/news/2011/20110921b.php

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From Left to Right: (In back) Eloise Bellard, Gary Cantrell, Linda Weinberg, Stan Bogdanov
(In Front) Lois O'Neill (Chair) , and Frank Scaturro
(Not Pictured) Amrita Madray and Debbi Smith


Professor Eloise Bellard is the Instructional Services Coordinator/Reference Librarian specializing in Social Work and Sociology research. She enjoys skiing, tennis, golf and a good read.

Stan Bogdanov is the Library's Instructional Multimedia Specialist. His interests encompass anything from new technologies and mobile apps to movie-making and singing.

Professor Gary Cantrell is a Reference Librarian and subject specialist for the Performing Arts. He enjoys singing with the AU chorus.

Professor Amrita Madray is the Education/Reference Librarian. She loves the summers and enjoys tropical scenes and delights.

Professor Lois O'Neill is Electronic Resources/ Reference Librarian and chair of the Library Web Committee. A graduate of Adelphi's MFA program, she also writes poetry.

Frank Scaturro is an Adelphi Library Systems Administrator by day and a hard core tennis player by night.

Professor Debbi Smith is the Library's Collection Development and Management Librarian. When not at work, she sews quilts and clothing, or is traveling and taking many pictures. And READing!

Professor Linda Weinberg is the Coordinator of Cataloging and subject specialist for Nursing and Health Studies. She enjoys a morning walk before beginning her work day.

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