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Welcome to the center of academic life at St. Lawrence where curiosities are pursued, problems are tackled, and new interests are uncovered.

At St. Lawrence, you’ll explore a wide variety of subjects that inspire you to dig deeper. Whether you’re collaborating on a project, studying for an exam, completing assignments, or conducting research, our libraries hold the resources and collections to help answer your biggest questions.

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Libraries at St. Lawrence

As the main St. Lawrence campus library, Owen D. Young Library--known as ODY on campus--provides you with the resources and services for research and study in the humanities and social sciences. 

With seating for over 900 students in a variety of individual and group study spaces, including seminar rooms, two computer labs, a digital scholarship lab, several classrooms, and a 24-hour study room, you’ll have plenty of innovative spaces to choose from.

ODY is home to:

  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Scholarship Team
  • Special Collections and Archives
  • WORD Studio

Located in Fox Hall, Launders Science Library supports students studying and researching the physical and natural sciences, psychology, technology, and the history of science. 

Research Assistance at Launders

Not sure where to begin on your research project? Our Launders Science librarian will recommend the right databases for your search, evaluate sources, and acquire the materials to help you answer your burning research questions. 

The Launders Science Library is home to:

  • Elberty Spatial Analysis GIS Lab
  • Science Writing Center

Located in the Arts Annex, the music and performing arts theme cottage, the Music Library supports the educational, research, and performance needs of the entire University community.

Study Resources at St. Lawrence

Our libraries house the tools, resources, and helpful Laurentians to support you and your academic pursuits.



There’s a room in Owen D. Young Library that is open for your use any hour you need it.


Days to Check Out a Naturalist Pack

Each L.L. Bean backpack features field guides, high-quality binoculars, bug boxes, a free pass to any NYS Park, and more! Check them out at the Launders Science Library.

Unlimited Access

As a St. Lawrence student, you’ll amplify your education with free access to reputable news sources like:

  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post
  • Access World News


Resources in the Music Library

Check out our sound recordings, video recordings, scores, and reference books, all at your disposal.


Dedicated Geographic Information System (GIS) Workstations

Plot out your success in Launders Science Library

W.O.R.D. Studio

In our intentionally inclusive space, tutors in the W.O.R.D Studio support your written and oral communication, research, and design projects. Your classmates are trained to help with whatever you need.

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Study Up Here

What started as a psychology research project resulted in one of our most popular study spaces! ODY’s third floor features eight raised treehouse cubicles where students can study above the ‘distraction line,’ allowing for a more effective and quiet study time.

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Owen D. Young Library's Main Entrance

Top Ten Things to Know About the Libraries

With three libraries at St. Lawrence, there's plenty to learn. Check out the Top Ten Things to Know about the Owen D. Young, Launders Science, and Music libraries. 

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