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Moon Library entrance, with new "Flexi-pave" porous walkway

A great place to study

Shared computers in use

Sunny day

Catalog computers

Comfort zone

Igloo on the Quad in front of Moon

Exams soon

Students spread onto the Quad patio in good weather

Counter organization

Relax and absorb

Moon is a common place to meet

Information desk and Moon entrance

Hybrid chestnut plantings

Display in the Moon Conference Room

Peak study time


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Formal Name: F. Franklin Moon Library

Dedication Date: 1968

Gross Area: 42,450 SF

Original Cost: $1,358,000

Primary Use: Teaching; Research; Service

Program Units

Named Facilities:

  • Terence J. Hoverter Archives
  • Fletcher Steele Collection
  • Thomas Cook Collection

Program Support Facilities

  • Reference Area (upper level)
  • Periodical Room (upper level)
  • Bilbliography Center (upper level)
  • Interlibrary Loan Center (room103)
  • Archives and Special Collections (room 15)
  • Computing Center (room 14)
  • Conference Room (room 19)

Specialized Equipment: 115,000 catalogued items, 1,846 serials and abstracts, 1,084 journals

Moon Library

Built in 1968, Moon Library is home to one of the nation’s best collections of books and educational materials dedicated to the environment and natural resources fields.

Moon Library underwent an “extreme makeover” in 2007, resulting in a new design which has enhanced the library’s reputation as the academic living room of the campus. It features new computer workstations, tables and chairs that students can arrange to suit their needs, and attractive “living spaces” with comfortable reclining chairs and couches.

The library’s mission and values statement focuses on providing a user-friendly environment for faculty and students. A centrally located service desk (called “The Desk”} now handles circulation, reserve materials and reference questions for library users.

The 2007 renovation was true to the College’s commitment to sustainability. The new furniture was made by Artistry in Wood of East Syracuse, N.Y., a local company that follows green manufacturing practices.

The College library was originally located in Bray Hall. It was named the F. Franklin Moon Memorial Library when it moved into the newly completed Marshall Hall in 1933, and moved to its present location 35 years later.

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