James A. Cannavino Library


Dedicated on May 6th, 2000, the 83,000 square-foot James A. Cannavino Library is named for James A. Cannavino, a long-time member of the Marist Board of Trustees and one of the country's leading technology visionaries. The three-story structure overlooks the campus green and Hudson River on the west, and "Heritage Plaza,” which connects historic 19th-century buildings and the college chapel, on the east.

The Cannavino Library offers a variety of different seating areas to accommodate individual and group studying. Students are encouraged to utilize the Library’s physical book, periodical, and DVD collections, in addition to extensive online holdings of e-books, streaming video titles, and electronic journals. All are easily accessed through Fox Hunt and course pathfinders designed for specific classes. These resources are available from the library’s website at and can be accessed from on and off campus. The library is also the largest computer lab on campus, providing access to 80 desktops and additional laptops that can be checked out and used anywhere in the building.

Academic support functions ranging from a writing center to language labs and multimedia classrooms are just some of the services and features on the library's top floor. An executive presentation room provides a corporate board of directors' setting, complete with the latest presentation technology offerings.

The Cannavino Library's two-story atrium entrance also features a coffee bar and is a popular gathering space for students, faculty and staff.


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Library Information & Reopening

The Library has made a number of changes to facilities and services in order to support student research while complying with Marist's and New York State's reopening guidance. To see the full list of changes, visit the Library website >

Changes in hours for holidays and vacations will be posted on the Library’s home page.

Reference librarians are available to assist students with their information needs at the Library’s Reference Desk, by phone at 845 575-3292, by chat, by appointment, and by e-mail at askalibrarian@marist.libanswers.com.

To book a collaborative room, please call 845-575-3106

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