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Welcome to Begley Library

Fall Semester Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:30am-9:00pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm
Closed Sundays

Reminder!

Even when the library is closed, you can still use books, articles, and other library
materials and services on line, including Ask Us 24/7 library assistance, available
365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

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Check out our New Exhibits:

                              100th Anniversary of World War I

Begley Library has created an exhibit to mark the 100th Anniversary of World War I
known also as The Great War and The War to End All Wars. The conflict began in Europe
on July 28, 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918. This was a war that spread quickly
and involved most of the nations of Europe and other areas of the world including the
Middle East. Known as the Central Powers, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey fought
the Allies, France, Great Britain, Russia, Italy, Japan and from 1917 the United States.
The conflict took place on the sea, in the air, and most horrifically, on the ground in
trenches. According to the Schenectady Digital History Archive 6,000 Schenectady County
residents served in the war and 200 were killed.

The war has been taken as the subject of many works from Ernest Hemingway's Farewell
to Arms
and Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front to Michael Morpurgo's
War Horse, turned into the stage production that was performed at Proctor's in January.
The war also figured prominently in the second season of the popular Public Television
drama, Downton Abbey.

Begley's exhibit starts in a display case outside of the Library and fills three
additional cases inside the Library. Stop by to see the materials gathered that attempt
to give an overview of one of history's most far reaching events. Its ending, Armistice
Day, November 11, 1918, is still celebrated every year as Veterans Day.

Look for zones in Begley Library

Quiet Zone
Occasional talking with low speaking voice
No cell phone conversations
Keep your tunes to yourself
Feel free to politely shush your neighbors

Silent Zone
Silent study, no talking
No cell phone conversations
Keep your tunes to yourself
Feel free to politely shush your neighbors