How do I access the online databases when I am off campus?
The library's databases and electronic resources are available at all times to off-campus users. If you access a subscription resource from off-campus, you will be automatically prompted to sign in with your Alfred username and password. If you have questions about your Alfred username and password, contact the ITS HelpDesk at 607-871-2222 or
Which database should I use?
If you’re unsure which database to use, try using Research by Subject. It provides a list of research databases and many other library resources, organized by subject.
How can I tell if Herrick owns a journal?
To find out if Herrick owns a journal, use the Journal Locator. Enter the title of the journal for which you are looking and you will be told if Herrick or Scholes owns the journal, which issues we own, what formats they are in (paper, electronic, or microform), and where they are located.
How do I renew loans of library materials?
You can renew your library loans by phone or email, online, or in-person at our front desk. More information on how to renew library loans.
What if Herrick doesn’t own a book/article/other resource that I’d like to use?
If the library doesn't have something that you need, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. You must be a current student, faculty, or staff member to use this service.
How do I find genealogical information?
Does Alfred University own the Rogers Bible?
No. The Rogers Bible, attributed to John Rogers, the martyr, is often confused with the one owned by Thomas Hubbard. The Hubbard Bible was transferred from Alfred University to the Seventh Day Baptist Historical Society ( P.O. Box 1678, Janesville, Wisconsin 53547-1678 or www.seventhdaybaptist.org) in 1947. The location of the Rogers Bible is unknown.
How do I donate books or other materials to Herrick?