Lavery Library provides print books, journals, newspapers, online databases of research articles, and audiovisual materials. In addition to these scholarly materials, a variety of DVDs, books, magazines, and games are provided for your leisure needs.
Libraries provide more than just resources. Librarians are available to answer research questions in person at the Research Help Desk, through email, and over the phone. For in-depth research assistance, you may schedule an appointment with a librarian subject specialist.
We also have many other aids available to our patrons, including access to other libraries' collections. Click the sections below to find out about services we provide.
Update: Remote Library Services
The library continues to provide services, though the building is closed. Please consult this Emergency Remote Support page for an overview of current library services.
Lavery Library's computers are primarily intended for online research by members of the Fisher community. Library patrons who are not affiliated with the College may request a guest computer logon at the research help desk or checkout desk, providing such logon will not deprive Fisher patrons of computer access.
Lockers may be checked out for one semester. Please check out a lock from the checkout desk with your Fisher ID.
- Overdue locks: First 27 days overdue, no fines—$45 replacement cost and $25 billing fee after 28 days overdue.
- Personal locks are not permitted. Any locks other than Lavery Library locks will be removed, and locker contents will be moved to the checkout desk. You will be charged a $35 lock cutting fee. After 24 hours, personal belongings will be turned over to Campus Safety and Security.
- Check out any Library material to your account before storing them in a locker. Materials that may not be checked out (journals, magazines, reference books, etc.) may not be kept in lockers.
- The Library reserves the right to inspect or remove the contents of lockers at any time.
Please stop by the checkout desk or call (585) 385-8165 for more information.
Public faxing services are available at the checkout desk during normal hours. The charge for local and long distance faxing is $.50 per page. For help with faxing, please contact the checkout desk at (585) 385-8165.
Lavery Library has a several spaces available for reservation, from computer labs and classrooms to conference rooms. These rooms can only be reserved for times when the Library is open and should be reserved through the Events and Conferencing Department.Reservable Library Spaces
Lavery Library offers many services to support the College's faculty. We offer Library instruction and training, A/V materials, proxy borrowing, polling clickers, and we rely on your suggestions to help us develop our collection in a way that supports your teaching needs.Faculty Support Services