James E. Tobin Library

Located on the second floor of Kellenberg Hall, The James E. Tobin "JET" Library is open 84 hours per week. Reference librarians and virtual chat services are available during these hours for research assistance to anyone on or off campus. Degreed librarians are always available to provide individualized assistance to students and faculty and support three shifts across multiple service points and locations. Molloy’s ID card serves as the library-borrowing card and the same username and password used for email provides off-campus access to an extensive collection of electronic resources. Students or faculty from any location are welcome to request group or individualized instruction sessions via an online form. Virtual one-on-one sessions are also available for online or hybrid students.


Beyond the library's physical collection of books, media and periodicals, there is also round-the-clock access to hundreds of thousands of eBooks, as well as, full text to millions of articles or streaming media contained within numerous subscription databases and accessible via the library homepage. The library also provides a rich assortment of research guides that support graduate programs, specific disciplines, and even particularly unique assignments.

There is a fully automated system for faculty to place materials on reserve, making them readily available to large numbers of students to use within a limited time period. In order to obtain materials that may be either unavailable or not held in the collection, students and faculty can request books and articles via Molloy’s Interlibrary Loan system or leverage the library’s cooperative Research Loan Program (RLP).


The first and second floor of the library have designated areas for quiet and group study. There are twelve research computers in the Main Reference room of the library and three library instruction labs on premises. Two of the labs offer a total of thirty-eight computers that are available for student use when library classes are not in session.

The main library’s Patron Services area contains physical reserve and interlibrary loan materials, print journals and also houses a wide range of educational DVDs. The Rochelle Sager Media Center is also located here and provides video, audio and microfilm equipment as well as eight computers for DVD viewing with reservable space for up to ten individuals to view media as a group.

Outside of the JET Library, reference services are available in the Information Commons, located on the second floor of Public Square. The Information Commons offers 50 computers, scanning and color printing capabilities, as well as four study rooms that students can reserve in advance via an online system. A Health Sciences Librarian is on site several hours a week at the Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing. Lastly, the Suffolk Extension Center in Farmingdale, has a library facility that has research computers, tables for group study and a reference librarian on site during normal semester hours.