Ask a Librarian

Visit the Service Desk at the Peter J. Cayan Library in Utica
Speak to a librarian or make an appointment for in-depth help.
While the library building is closed, your library staff will be holding virtual reference desks Monday through Friday throughout the day. Join us at the virtual reference desk in Blackboard Collaborate and ask your questions about finding, accessing, and citing your research materials!
Check our current operating hours here!
Call the Library’s Service Desk

Phone: 315-792-7251 or 315-792-7246

Reference librarians are available most of the hours the library is open.
Make an Appointment

Make an appointment with a librarian for "Research Help" or "Citation Help" using TutorTrac.  Instructions for using TutorTrac appointment software are available on the Learning Center site.

Appointments can be face-to-face or virtual via Blackboard Collaborate. 

Email a Librarian

Email librarians at

Contact us with questions, concerns, or for research help outside our Tutortrac hours. A librarian will respond when the library is open.

Library Chat


Request More Information

Detailed information, brochures and forms can be mailed to you upon request.


Let's Start The Process     

Complete and submit your application to SUNY Polytechnic Institute.