Hours and Directions

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives is located on the third floor of the Science Library on the Uptown Campus of the University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York, 12222.

The Science Library is located on the south side of the academic podium between the Campus Center and the athletic fields.

Driving directions


The Marcia Brown Research Room is open 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, except State Holidays.

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Closed for State Holidays

  • New Year's Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday following Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Additionally, the Science Library is commonly closed for some days during Winter Intersession. Please Contact Us for details on this year's schedule.

Take the Bus

Both UAlbany Buses and CDTA Bus Route 11 stop right outside the Science Library.


Visitor Lot 2 is an unattended parking lot. Once inside the Visitor Lot, credit cards are accepted. Visitor parking is $5.00 (US) for the day.

After exiting your car, go to the opposite end of the Visitor Parking Lot from the entrance, turn right and walk along Indigenous Drive toward the Science Library. There will be a dorm on your left side that you will pass. The Science Library will be the white building directly in front of you and to the left. Enter two sets of doors and turn left to enter the atrium area. Proceed fully into the atrium to the elevators in the back. Take an elevator to the third level, turn right when you exit the elevator and then turn right again in the hallway. The entrance to Special Collections will be directly ahead of you.

Image from linked parking map PDF.