Joan Weill Adirondack Library

Opened in 2002, the Joan Weill Adirondack Library is a stunning example of modern Adirondack architecture and is a rich intellectual resource for Paul Smith’s College and the entire community.

Within the 45,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art structure, resource materials and collaboration spaces are surrounded by over 630 tons of native stone, laminated wood beams, and exposed wood decking.

Featuring an open floor plan, high-speed Wi-Fi, public computer terminals, private study rooms and unparalleled views of Lower St. Regis Lake, the library is the ideal location for quiet study and in-depth research. 

Library Website

Library Hours

Fall and spring semester

  • 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday
  • 10 a.m to 6 p.m., Saturday
  • 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday

Summer semester

  • 8 a.m to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday
  • 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Friday
  • 10 a.m to 4 p.m., Saturday

Library hours vary during college vacation times. Please call the library at (518) 327-6313 to get the latest schedule.

Library Services

The library loans more than 116,000 print and electronic books, thousands of periodicals, as well as useful gadgets like laptop computers, iPads, Kindles, digital cameras, digital audio recorders and more. 

Ask a Librarian

Our greatest resource is our staff of knowledgeable and friendly librarians, ready to help you with any and all research questions. If you can’t make it into the library in person, here are some other ways to reach a librarian:


Paul Smith's College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

(518) 327-6227
(800) 421-2605



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