About the Van Wagenen Library

Our Mission

Van Wagenen Library strives to make SUNY Cobleskill a better place to live, learn, and work by providing students, faculty, staff, and community members 


What does the Van Wagenen Library have that I can't get online for free?

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44 Computers

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210 journal subscriptions

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30 full-text research databases

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3,800 DVDs, CDs & vinyl albums

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4 3-D Printers

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54 Digital Cameras & Camcorders

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42 Kindles, iPads, Laptops & Netbooks

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22 Board Games

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6 Trained Reference Librarians

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34 Comfy Chairs & Couches

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8 Taxidermied Animals

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* We Also Have Books!


More Quick Facts

Resources: 62,000 books; 3,800 audiovisual materials; 50,000 ebooks; 158 journal subscriptions; 100+ full-text research databases

Specialized spaces: computer labs; classrooms; study rooms; tutoring center

Seating: 550+

Building: opened 1973, renovated 2011

Consortia: SUNYConnect; Capital District Library Council; Lyrasis


Library Policies

The Van Wagenen Library seeks to provide all users with a welcoming, comfortable, and safe environment promoting intellectual exploration and learning, access to well-managed and diverse library collections, and the help of knowledgeable staff. The following Use and Conduct Policies are intended to ensure a pleasant and productive environment for study and research for all users.


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