SUNY Korea Bill Hwang Library offers students circulation service, printing, study area and group study rooms. Students in SUNY Korea can access the library system of SUNY Korea and other library services including IGC library, SBU library, and FIT library.
* SUNY Korea Bill Hwang Library is named in honor of Mr. Bill Hwang, the co-founder of Grace & Mercy Foundation and CEO of Archegos Capital Management.
The following are the regular operating hours for SUNY Korea library. The circulation desk follows the library operating hours, but it may operate with limited service hours depending on the librarian staffing for the semester. During the break (Summer and Winter), the library opens according to its special operating hours.
Operating Hours during Semesters (Spring & Fall)
Closed: Weekend & Holiday
Open: Mon - Fri (2F: 8am-6pm/ 3F: 24h)
Operating Hours during Break (Summer & Winter)
Closed : Weekend & Holiday
Open: Mon - Fri (1pm-5pm)
*Hours are subject to change due to university needs and the COVID-19 situation.
To use the Group Study room, a reservation form must be submitted at least one working day (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) prior to the date requested. With the exception of course-related or library use, library rooms may not be scheduled more than one week in advance. The Group Study room may be reserved in 1 hour blocks for up to 2 hours per day per individual. Reservations are limited to currently enrolled SUNY Korea students, faculty and staff members. The room reservation is not complete until you receive a confirmation email message. The use of rooms for course-related instruction is given priority, thus the Library reserves the right to modify or cancel reservations if necessary. Exceptions to this policy may be made at the discretion of the Librarian or the Academic Affairs.
Room 018 seats with a desk and a movable whiteboard
Room 028 seats with a desk and a wall-mounted whiteboard
Room 038 seats with a desk and a wall-mounted whiteboard
Room 048 seats with a computer, a desk, and a wall-mounted whiteboard
Every student has 500 print quotas for printing and copying per semester with the library printer. Any remaining printing balances are not rolled over into the next semester. Exceeding the 500-copy limit is not possible.
For printer use, you are required to input a ‘Print Code’: the 8-digit-number excluding the 1st digit from your student ID.
Your SBU ID
Your FIT ID
Your Print Code
* Your print code won’t be changed while you are enrolled at SUNY Korea.
The main purpose of the library rules is to safeguard the common interests of all users and to enable the library to carry out its functions as efficiently as possible. Please see the Library policy in the following link as all users of the Library are presumed to know its Regulations and Rules.
1The main purpose of these rules is to safeguard the common interest of all users and to enable the Library to carry out its functions as efficiently as possible.
2SUNY Korea's libraries primarily serve SUNY Korea's current faculty, students, staff and researchers who hold valid SUNY Korea IDs.
3Admission to the University Library is conditional upon the observance of these Regulations, and also of the Rules made by or with the authority of the Library Committee. The Library Committee has the power to exclude from Library buildings or services any person whom it has reason to believe cannot be trusted with access to books or services. All users of the Library are presumed to know its Regulations and Rules, copies of which are available in the Library
1Unauthorized removal of library materials is not permitted.
2All books and library materials are not available to be checked out.
3Textbooks require registration at the circulation desk for use in the library. Other reference materials (books, electronic resources, and other materials) are accessible inside the library without registration.
4Library users are responsible for material or equipment issued to them until they have returned it in accordance with library procedures, and must protect material or equipment issued to them and must not damage it or expose it to hazardous conditions at all times.
5Library users must not write in, mark, or otherwise deface or damage library material or equipment in any way.
6When using the library computers, all library users should be aware that privacy is not guaranteed. Any user must not share, save or print any personal information.
7When using a computer, electronic mobile devices or other equipment, library users must stay quiet to avoid causing disturbance to others and should not use audible applications or play media unless this is required in order to overcome a disclosed disability.
8Library users must not use computers or other equipment in a way which requires them to speak into the device unless this is required in order to overcome a disclosed disability.
9Library users must not engage in the harassment of any other patron or member of library staff.
10Library users must not prejudice the safety or well-being of other users or the Library staff on duty by engaging in disorderly, threatening or offensive behavior.
2Consumption of food and drinks is not permitted in the Library. Beverages in covered containers or bottles may be allowed.
3Silence must be strictly observed in the Library. Mobile telephones must be set to 'silent' mode in the Library.
4The Library will not accept responsibility for the loss or misplacement of personal belongings.
5The library materials should be left on the book truck located at the end of the aisles after use. The Library staff are responsible for putting the un-shelved materials back on the designated shelve(s).
6A library user should assume only one seat at a time. If not in case, the library user will be given a warning.
7All library users are responsible for cleaning their seats after use.
8The Library staff on duty has the right to request a user to leave the premises if one is found to be violating any of the Library rules.
9The library facilities may be temporarily closed if the rules are not followed.
1Library users are responsible for knowing the Library's fine Policies. Failure to understand these policies will not prevent you from borrowing library materials, but will not excuse payment of late return fees or fines for damages to library material.
2Outstanding charges may be referred to a registration office.
Loss and damage
The library cannot assume the loss of items accidently damaged, destroyed or lost while in the possession of the users. Upon registering textbooks, users should check the pages of the issued books. If pages are found missing, or damaged, they should report them to the Librarian before leaving the circulation desk.
All library users are required to handle books and reading material very carefully. Marking library books with pencil or ink, tearing the pages or spoiling the same in any other way will be viewed very seriously. In the event of damage of any kind, the last reader will be held responsible unless he/she shows the Librarian that the book had been previously marked or damaged. Damaged items are treated as lost ones, and will be fined accordingly. Books will have to be replaced.
If the material is lost or damaged, an immediate report should be made to the Librarian to enable appropriate action to be taken: requesting the liable person to replace the book lost or damaged, etc. All books replaced must be of the latest edition. If the book is one of a set or series they may be called upon to replace the whole set or series. The library reserves the right to assess a reasonable additional charge for lost items of a special nature, e.g., first editions or rare books.