About the Library

We are open to the community!

OCC Staff & Students

Staff and students must have their OCC ID (Lazer Card) to check out library material and are responsible for all items charged to their account. If a staff member or student is in the library's system, but does not have an OCC ID, they can still borrow library items by showing a photo ID (such as driver’s license). An ID is not needed to use the library computers, they can simply log in with their staff or student email and password. 

Community Users

Onondaga County residents are welcome to borrow library materials. A photo ID is required to issue a community user library card. Community users must have their library card/photo ID to check out library material and are responsible for all items charged to their account. A community user does not need an ID card to use one of the designated Community Use computers in the library. A library employee will be happy to log them onto a computer. Community users in violation of any library policy may lose their privileges at the discretion of the librarian.

Coulter Library 
Coulter Hall
Onondaga Community College 
4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215

Fall 2023: August 28, 2023 - December 17, 2023

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday : Noon - 4:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
September 04: CLOSED
November 22 - November 26: CLOSED
December 16: CLOSED
December 17: CLOSED
Monday - ThursdayThe 3rd floor closes at 7:00 pm
Weekends: Only the 2nd floor is open



Library Department Chair

Lisa Hoff
Email: l.m.hoff@sunyocc.edu
Phone: 315-498-2340
Departments: Reference, Acquisitions, Course Reserve, Open Education Resources
Library Liaison: School of Health & School of Math, Science, & Engineering


Tim Saka
Email: t.saka2@sunyocc.edu
Phone: 315-498-2340
Departments: Reference, Archives & Special Collection
Library Liaison: School of Education & School of Public Safety & Community Service

Michelle Malinovsky
Email: m.a.malinovsky@sunyocc.edu
Phone: 315-498-2347
Departments: Instruction &  Reference
Library Liaison: School of Liberal Arts & School of Art, Design, Media & Music

Thomas Mazza
Email: t.a.mazza@sunyocc.edu
Phone: 315-498-2708
Department: Reference
Library Liaison: School of Computing and Applied Technologies

Rob O'Boyle - Adjunct Reference Librarian
Email: oboyler@sunyocc.edu

Wanda Abrams - Adjunct Reference Librarian
Email: abramsw@sunyocc.edu

Margaret Elliot - Adjunct Reference Librarian
Email: m.m.elliott2@sunyocc.edu

Dave Durfey - Adjunct Reference Librarian
Email: durfeyd@sunyocc.edu

Jennifer Groth - Adjunct Reference Librarian
Email: j.l.groth@sunyocc.edu


Library Staff

David Durfey
Director of Library Operations
Email: durfeyd@sunyocc.edu
Phone: 315-498-2998

Kelley Nolan
Librarian Assistant
Email: k.m.nolan3@sunyocc.edu
Phone: 315-498-2338
Department(s): Circulation (Checkout & Return), Course Reserves, Technical Services

Marta Loomis
Library Clerk
Email: loomism@sunyocc.edu
Phone: 315-498-2191
Department(s): Interlibrary Loan (ILL), Course Reserves, Technical Services

Tracey Mead
Library Clerk
Email: meadt@sunyocc.edu
Phone: 315-498-2134
Department(s): Interlibrary Loan (ILL), Circulation (Checkout & Return)

Jennifer Messie
Library Clerk
Email: j.c.messie@sunyocc.edu
Phone: 315-498-2137
Department(s): Circulation (Checkout & Return)


Getting around the Library

  • Parking - Parking is available in multiple lots near Coulter Library located in Coulter Hall. For more information about parking for persons with disabilities, go to the Getting Around Campus page or contact Campus Safety at (315) 498-2478.
  • Automatic Doors - Coulter Hall has two sets of automatic doors:
    • the main entrance to Coulter Hall on the front side of the building
    • the Parking Lot 18 entrance
  • Elevator - The public elevator in Coulter Hall is straight ahead through the main lobby from the main entrance of Coulter Hall.
  • Restrooms - Accessible restrooms are located on each floor of Coulter Hall.
  • Drinking Fountain - Wheelchair accessible drinking fountains are available on each floor of Coulter Hall.
  • Computers - All public computers are wheelchair accessible. Visit our Adaptive Technology page for details about additional adaptive technologies available in the library.
  • Study Carrels - Study carrels are available on the 1st floor of the library for students and faculty on a daily basis. These spaces can help by reducing environmental distractions.

Library Services

  • Library Liaison for Persons with Disabilities - David Durfey is the library's liaison for persons with disabilities. If you need information about library services, you may contact him directly at 315-498-2998 or durfeyd@sunyocc.edu.
  • Research Help - A librarian is available at the Research Help Desk or Reserve Counter during most hours the library is open. The Research Help Desk is wheelchair accessible. You may contact a reference librarian in person, by phone or by email

Accessibility Resources

  • The Library has Low-Vision Magnifiers available for use.
  • The Office of Accessibility Resources is located in Coulter Hall, C104. This office is responsible for providing academic support services to students with disabilities. Staff in this office can be contacted by calling 315-498-2245.