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SUNY Korea Bill Hwang Library

Welcome to SUNY Korea Bill Hwang Library

Library

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 (click here to read more).

Library Operating Hours

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)
  • Weekend & Holiday : Mon.-Fri.
  • Closed : 8am-11pm
Operating Hours during Break
(Summer & Winter)
  • Weekend & Holiday : Mon.- Fri.
  • Closed : 1pm-5pm
*Hours are subject to change due to university needs and the COVID-19 situation.
Contact

If you have any questions regarding Library services, please contact: library@sunykorea.ac.kr

Group Study Rooms

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 Descriptions

  • 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

Copying & Printing Facilities

Print Quota Per Semester

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.

Print Code

For printer use, you are required to input a ‘Print Code’: the 8-digit-number excluding the 1st digit from your student ID.

(Example)

Your SBU ID

012345678

Your FIT ID

@1234567

Your Print Code

12345678

* Your print code won’t be changed while you are enrolled at SUNY Korea.

Library Policy

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

    1. 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.
    2. 2SUNY Korea's libraries primarily serve SUNY Korea's current faculty, students, staff and researchers who hold valid SUNY Korea IDs.
    3. 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
  • Operating Hours

    Operating Hours - Regular Semester Operation, Monday - Friday, Weekends & Holiday
    Regular Semester Operation Monday - Friday Weekends & Holiday
    2nd floor 8:00am-6:00pm closed
    3rd floor 8:00am-11:00pm closed

    A.For the regular semester, operating hours

    For the regular semester, operating hours - Summer & Winter Operation, Monday - Friday, Weekends & Holiday
    Summer & Winter Operation Monday - Friday Weekends & Holiday
    2nd floor 1:00pm-5:00pm closed
    3rd floor 1:00pm-5:00pm closed

    B. For Summer and Winter semester, the Library may operate according to its special operationhour from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, which applies to 2nd and 3rd floor only on weekdays.

    C. Hours are subject to change due to university needs.

    1. 1Unauthorized removal of library materials is not permitted.
    2. 2All books and library materials are not available to be checked out.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 5Library users must not write in, mark, or otherwise deface or damage library material or equipment in any way.
    6. 6When using the library computers, all library users should be aware the privacy is not guaranteed. Any user must not share, save or print any personal information.
    7. 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.
    8. 8Library users must not use computer 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.
    9. 9Library users must not engage in the harassment of any other patron or member of library staff.
    10. 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.
    1. 1Users can sign up for the Group Study Room via online reservation.
    2. 2Reservations are limited to currently enrolled SUNY Korea students, faculty and staff members.
    3. 3Group Study Rooms are intended for group users, defined as two or more (maximum eight people).
    4. 4Users without reservations must vacate room when requested by users with a valid reservation.
    5. 5Users are responsible for personal property. Users should not leave items unattended. The library is notliable for loss/damage to personal property.
    6. 6Users should maintain a moderate noise level in the study room for other users. Rooms are not soundproof.
    7. 7Users should clean up after use and leave the room in good condition for the next users, including erasing thewhiteboard and disposing of trash.
    8. 8Library staff may enter the rooms as needed for security, maintenance, or other reasons.
    1. 1Smoking is not permitted in the Library.
    2. 2Consumption of food and drinks is not permitted in the Library. Beverages in covered containers or bottles may be allowed.
    3. 3Silence must be strictly observed in the Library. Mobile telephones must be set to 'silent' mode in the Library.
    4. 4The Library will not accept responsibility for the loss or misplacement of personal belongings.
    5. 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).
    6. 6A library user should assume only one seat at a time. If not in case, the library user will be given a warning.
    7. 7All library users are responsible for cleaning their seats after use.
    8. 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.
    9. 9The library facilities may be temporarily closed if the rules are not followed.
    1. 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 latereturn fees or fines for damages to library material.
    2. 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 waywill 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 latestedition. 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.
SKAP140: SUNY KOREA LIBRARY USE POLICY Download

Library Collections (Catalog)

SUNY Korea Bill Hwang Library offers a total collection of approximately 6,000 volumes.

SUNY KOREA LIBRARY CATALOG Download

The SUNY Korea community has access to the Incheon Global Campus Library with a total collection of 16,589 domestic books and 14,882 international books.

international books 16,589
domestic books14,882

Library Space and Services

The SUNY Korea library is located at A206 (the cup-shaped section on the right-hand side of the Academic Building)

The Library offers students circulation service, printing, study area and group study rooms.

  • Information Commons: 4 PCs, 4 Macs, and a printer
  • Reading Lounge: 25 carrels
  • Group Study Rooms: 4 rooms (capacity: 2 to 8 people)
  • Study Lounge: 45 carrels, 78 seats (13 desks)

The Library implements special zone rules for the interests of all library service users. Library users are expected to follow the zone use guides applied to respective services as follows.

Floor & Zone Use Guides

Floor & Zone Use Guides – Floor, Service Details, Zone Information
Floor Service Details Zone Information
2F Circulation Desk, Library Collection, Information Commons (PC, Mac, Printer), Reading Lounge Yellow Zone (Quiet talking, Phones on vibrate)
3F Group Study Rooms*
Study Lounge Red Zone (Silent Zone: Noise Free, phone free)

Online Learning Resources

  • Stony Brook Library provides:
    • SBU Research Database: https://guides.library.stonybrook.edu/az.php: Access to over 400
  • subscription databases which hold electronic versions of articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, and magazines
    • A team of dedicated liaisons who are experts in researching your topic
  • An interactive tutorial designed to help you work on research assignments is available online. The SBU Library Research Guide covers:
    • Choosing a topic
    • Identifying sources
    • Using stars (university libraries catalog) to find articles
    • Using the web
    • Citing sources

For more information, please visit the SBU Library Research Guide at http://www.library.stonybrook.edu/tutorials

FIT Library Online Resources

  • FIT library provides
    • FIT Digital Image Library (https://fitdil.fitnyc.edu): A database of approximately 99,000 digital images
    • A wealth of information, including access to Style Cat
    • Lib Guides: research guides prepared by FIT faculty librarians

For more information, please visit the SUNY Korea-FIT Library Guide at https://fitnyc.libguides.com/sunykorea