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SUNY Online: Home

Designed to assist SUNY Online coaches in their work with SUNY Online students using the SUNY Empire State College Online Library.


SUNY Empire Online Library

  • We are a completely online library with no physical books or materials, and no physical library building.
  • Most textbooks are NOT available through our library. For those, please visit the college bookstore.
  • For Interlibrary Loan (electronic delivery only) please visit the ILL service page.


Services we currently do not have or cannot do:

  • Reserves or e-reserves
  • Special collections, student theses, or archives
  • Proofread student papers or citations (For help with that, please visit the college writing center.)
  • Interlibrary loan of physical materials (books and multimedia.)

Library Contact Information

How To Reach Us:

Chat: 24/7 Chat Service

FAQ and Question Form: Ask a Librarian


Phone:  800-847-3000 ext. 2222  


Normal Hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 9am - 9pm
  • Fri: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 9pm

Holiday, summer, and term break hours are listed on the library home page.

Remote Access to Library Resources

Logging In:

Students can access all library resources using their ESC college username and password.


For ESC login issues, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Phone: 800-847-3000 ext. 2420