Thousands of print books are shelved on the 2nd floor according to Library of Congress classification. The Oversize book collection is found on the 2nd floor, center. The Academic eBook Collection contains over 140,000 titles. They can all be read online, and most can be downloaded for reading on a mobile device. The ebook collection is constantly expanding as the Library is purchasing ebooks as the preferred book format. Use Library Search in the box below to find books or ebooks. See the Ebooks guide for more information about using the GTL's eBook collections.
Shelved alphabetically by title on the 2nd floor, south; may be used in the library only. Use the copy machine, film/fiche reader, or microfilm/microfiche scanner to view, print, copy, or save articles.
Tens of thousands are available through the Library's online databases. Use Library Search to locate articles, or search individual databases. Find journals by title or subject with Publications (top of Library Search home page). Use Citation Finder to locate a particular article. If full text is not available, submit an Interlibrary Loan request. Online databases may also provide book excerpts, images, papers, and other documents.
Consider the many options for locating journal articles at the GTL:
More information about locating and using articles is available on the Articles page of our How to Research guide.
The Library subscribes to over 100 online databases that are easily searchable, and are filled with scholarly content especially suitable for academic research. See the Databases A to Z list, or use the Subject guides for subject-specific databases. The Using Databases guide offers a lot of information about how to use our databases.
GTL DVD Collection
The Library's DVD Collection, containing over 2500 documentary and entertainment DVDs, is housed behind the Library Services Desk.
DVDs can be checked out for 3 days, and renewed for an additional 3 days.
Finding DVDs in Library Search
Search for the title you want in Library Search, or search by a subject or keyword.
To browse through the collection, click on the Browse DVDs tab in the search box. (You don't have to type anything into the box.)
Or follow the directions below:
In Library Search, search videorecording as a keyword
Use filters on the left to refine your results:
Click on the title link to see the full record with summary.
See Holding Information to the left of the screen for the call number or location.
Ask at the Library Services Desk for your selection.
NOTE: Additional videos are available through the GTL's Streaming Video collections.
Thousands of quality feature films and documentaries are accessible through our streaming media databases. See the Videos & Images page for a list of databases as well as a links to popular Web-based video sharing sites.
Art Museum Image Gallery and other databases offer over one million images. See the list of databases as well as a list of Web-based sites that include free, usable images.
Elmira’s public library, Steele Memorial, is located downtown at 101 East Church Street. Present your Elmira College ID and proof of your permanent home address (driver’s license) at Steele Library's Circulation Desk to obtain your free public library card. The Steele library is an excellent source for researching local information and history, with local newspapers dating from 1835 to the present. Other collections include audio books, ebooks, children’s and young adult books, popular fiction, biographies, DVD and VHS videos, CDs, and 24/7 electronic databases. For more information call: (607) 733-9173.
The Charles B. Swartwood Law Library was established as the Supreme Court Library at Elmira on April 4, 1895. The library serves the bench, bar, and public in and around Chemung County. The library’s collection includes both Federal and New York State primary materials, West’s Regional Reporters, and general practice treatises. The library is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and is conveniently located downtown in the Hazlett Building at 203-205 Lake Street. For more information call: (607) 737-2983.
Search millions of bibliographic records from thousands of libraries in hundreds of locations throughout the world. WorldCat is our primary source for obtaining materials via Interlibrary Loan, with resources spanning thousands of years and nearly every form of human expression, from stone tablets to electronic books, wax recordings to MP3s, DVD, maps, web sites and more.
Use to search for information about a specific library. Each listing includes links to the library's website and online catalog. Other information available includes the geographic location, address, library type, and the size of the library's collection.
Your Home Town Library
Use your personal membership to explore your home town library's online resources.
Research Librarians are on call from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; evenings by appointment.
Evening and weekend staff is also trained to answer your research questions.
Drop in or make an appointment, or contact us with your questions.
Ask the GTL
Quick answers to frequently asked questions:
Text a Librarian:
(M-Th, 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.;
Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Sun, 4 p.m. - 1 a.m.)
Research Help Staff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Services Desk: (607) 735-1862