Archives and Special Collections

Adelphi University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) collects, preserves, and provides access to unique and rare materials of enduring value; and serves as the institutional memory of Adelphi by collecting, preserving, and providing access to materials that document its history.

Ask a Librarian

Search through our frequently asked questions (FAQs), submit a question, or get help via appointments with subject librarians, chat, email, or phone.

Author Rights and Copyright

Learn about your rights as an author.



Use BrowZine to find and read journals in Adelphi’s collection.

Buildings, Rooms and Spaces

A list of library rooms and spaces available for use and specific instructions for each of them.


Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is available to current students, staff, and faculty. Access is limited to non “premium” content and requires multi-step activation for first-time users.

Citation Lookup

Find a specific journal article or book by the citation information.

Citation Styles and Tools

A guide to resources and best practices for citation, academic integrity, plagiarism and bibliographic management. This guide includes information on citing resources in APA, Chicago/Turabian, CSE, and MLA styles.

Collaboration Studios

Collaboration Studios, located on the first floor of Swirbul Library, are designed for group study and should be reserved ahead of time. There are 2 wheelchair-accessible studios, 5 small studios, and 3 large studios.

Copyright and Fair Use

Learn about copyright and fair use for educators so you can use resources in compliance with copyright law.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Support and Resources

Learn more about library initiatives and resources that reflect Adelphi Libraries’ commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.


Find and Request an Item

Learn how to locate articles, books, streaming media, and more within our collection and how to request items that we don't readily have access to.


Home Delivery

Circulating items in our collection can be shipped to your home free of charge via UPS.


Interlibrary Borrowing

A free service that allows Adelphi students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials not owned by Adelphi University Libraries.


Library Instruction

Library faculty teach information literacy classes in person or remotely.


My Library Account

See due dates for materials borrowed, status of requests, fines and fees, and more.


Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works

Our Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works strives to embed research and creative works in the academic experience of all Adelphi undergraduate students.


OneSearch is the library’s main search tool. Use OneSearch to find books, ebooks, articles, videos, digital media, and more.


Printing and Scanning

Information for students about printing and scanning services at Adelphi University Libraries.


Reading Lists: Course Reserves

Reading Lists is a tool that makes it simple for faculty to place items on “reserve” and for students to access all of a course’s materials. Reading Lists displays in Moodle for easy access to required or suggested course materials.

Remote Learning

Information about the Adelphi University Library’s online services and resources.

Research Consultations

Make an appointment with a librarian to get in-depth research assistance.

Research Resources for Alumni

A list of our alumni-accessible databases and resources.

Research Tutorial

A tutorial to guide you through the basics of research and how to approach writing a research paper.


Scholarly Works: Adelphi University’s Institutional Repository

Provides access to the creative and scholarly works and research of Adelphi University’s faculty, students, and staff.

Search Databases by Title or Subject

A list of library databases and electronic collections, in A-Z order or sortable by subject. Library databases are designed to help you search for and find articles, book chapters, and more.

Suggest an Item for Purchase

Adelphi Libraries welcome recommendations for materials to purchase in service of research and instruction.

Swirbul “Step & Study” Space

Worried about sitting too long while studying? Take advantage of our “Step & Study” treadmill desks in Room 105 of Swirbul Library.


Technology Loans

The libraries can lend limited amounts of hardware such as laptops to students, faculty, and staff. Students can also borrow peripheral devices and connections to charge their personal technology as well as connect to existing technology stations.

The New York Times

The digital edition of The New York Times (NYT) is available for current students, staff, and faculty. Access is granted through a renewable site license that must be verified with a current Adelphi University email.

The Wall Street Journal

Access to a digital subscription of the Wall Street Journal is available to current students, staff, and faculty through the Ornstein Foundation. Access to the WSJ, including the WSJ app, is verified through a renewable site license using a valid Adelphi University email.


University Exhibitions and Art Collection

The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is committed to presenting thought-provoking, inspiring and educational exhibitions in Adelphi’s three gallery spaces. Exhibitions include the work of students, faculty, guest artists and work drawn from the University Art Collection.


Video Tutorials, Subject Guides and Course Guides

The library’s collection of video tutorials, course guides, general tutorials, and subject-specific guides. Also included informational and policy-related guides.


Yearbooks - Oracle

Explore the history of student affairs and campus life at Adelphi University with the student yearbook, Oracle, accessible through the digital collections of Adelphi University Archives and Special Collections (UASC).

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