Hours and Directions
The Marcia Brown Research Room is open 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, except State Holidays
Our usual access procedures have changed due to the COVID-19 crisis and the reading room is open by appointment only. Please review the COVID-19 Procedures for more details.
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. The Science Library is located on the south side of the academic podium between the Campus Center and the athletic fields. A parking lot for visitors is available from University Drive East in Indian Quad (Parking Lot 2). Visitor parking is $5 to enter the lots before 4 p.m. and $3 after.
Take the Bus
Both UAlbany Buses and CDTA Bus Route 11 stop right outside the Science Library.
From the north: Take I-87 (Northway) south to Exit 1E. Off the exit proceed to I-90 east (Albany/Boston). Take Exit 2 (Washington Avenue) which leads to the University.
From the south: Take I-87 (Thruway) north to Exit 24. After the toll booths, proceed onto I-90 east towards Boston. Take Exit 2 (Washington Avenue), which leads to the University.
From the east: Take I-90 west toward Buffalo. Get off at Exit 2 (Fuller Road). Turn left at Fuller Road and take the next left at Washington Avenue, which leads to the University.
From the west: Take I-90 (Thruway) east to Exit 24. After the toll booths, proceed onto I-90 east toward Boston. Get off at Exit 2 (Washington Avenue), which leads to the University.
Map of the Uptown Campus: Click on a parking lot for a description of the type of parking available in that lot.
Maps of the University at Albany area: Google Map and more.
University at Albany Travel Information: Travel information including transportation, lodging, and dining.
Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau: Additional travel information.
- New Year's Day
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- President's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Additionally, the Science Library is commonly closed the Friday after Thanksgiving and some days between Christmas and New Year's Day. Please Contact Us for details on this years schedule.