Welcome to McGrath Library! Librarians are available onsite during business hours, as well as by email, phone, or through scheduled Zoom sessions.
Browse through all of the services that McGrath has to offer - including our Friends of the Library, and faculty help.
From our style guides, citation help, databases, catalog, research guides, ebooks, and tutorials, we have a wide array of mediums designed to propel your research to the next level.
Email us or call (716) 926-8913 and we will get back to you within our regular business hours.
We are available for in-person and online reference assistance, to help you find articles, eResources, help with citations, formatting, and more! Schedule a 30-minute reference appointment to get started.
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8am - 8pm
8am - 7pm
10am - 4pm
12pm - 6pm
716-649-7900, ext. 365
Public Services & Instruction Librarian
716-649-7900, ext. 245
Evening & Weekend Library Associate
Evening & Weekend Library Associate
The mission of McGrath Library is to promote lifelong learning, discovery, digital equity, and research. McGrath Library serves as an extension of the classroom, as well as a central information hub for learning and research for Hilbert’s students, faculty, and staff. The Library promotes intellectual growth and creativity by facilitating access to robust information resources and teaching the effective evaluation and use of information. New and emerging technologies are constantly sought out in the support of the delivery of services and information. McGrath Library provides flexible physical spaces and seeks to support and enhance the teaching, research, and service of Hilbert College.
McGrath’s librarians continually collaborate with teaching faculty to support the College’s academic curricula. The librarians at McGrath are dedicated to service, motivated by the College’s Franciscan values, and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the Library. Every person receives equal access to resources and is treated with respect, honesty, and integrity. The delivery of efficient and informed service from Library Staff is critical to the Library's mission. The Librarians ascribe to the belief in free, open, unrestricted exchange of knowledge, ideas, and information.
Materials may be renewed in person or by phone/email. However, they will not be renewed if another student has already placed a hold on them.
If an item checked out is over 30 days overdue, it will be deemed lost and a replacement fee will be charged to the patron.
Printers and a photocopier are available for use to all members of the Hilbert community at no cost.
Library Collection Development
McGrath Library serves the educational and research needs of the Hilbert College community. As a fundamental principle, the Library upholds the American Library Association’s (ALA) Bill of Rights, which asserts that every individual has the right to free access to information. McGrath Library’s collection development policy provides guidelines for the selection, acquisition, and lifecycle of library materials. The policy aims to provide direction and transparency in decision-making and ensure McGrath Library’s collections represent a diversity of viewpoints and ideas that support academic inquiry, critical thinking, and lifelong learning.
McGrath Library collects materials that support the academic curriculum and research needs of the Hilbert College community. The Library relies on a variety of sources to acquire materials, including purchasing from publishers, vendors, booksellers, and accepting donations. McGrath Library reserves the right to accept or reject donations based on the selection criteria. The following criteria are used to evaluate materials:
McGrath Library's retention policy is guided by the following principles:
We are an Empire State AcademicSHARE library. Therefore, AcademicSHARE Member libraries minimally agree to allow on-site access and lend materials to any current college student, staff, and/or faculty member from another Empire State AcademicShare member academic library. However, at minimum, a verifiable valid college I.D. is required. The library may choose to treat the college I.D. as confirmation the student/faculty member is in good standing. Other proof of identification or status may be required
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