SUNY Schenectady County Community College

Department: Begley Library
78 Washington Ave.
Schenectady, New York 12305
Phone: 518-381-1235
Jacquie Keleher -

SUNY Schenectady County Community College


Located at the “Western Gateway” of Schenectady, N.Y., the college was founded in 1967 and housed in the former Hotel Van Curler building. The campus has since grown to five buildings, which include fully operational child care and culinary labs. Begley Library houses or provides access to 99,000 titles of print and electronic books, serials, and media that support the college’s varied programs and curricula.

SUNY Schenectady County Community College is a member of the Capital District Library Council.


SCCC Postcard Collection

This collection contains images of postcards of Elston Hall, Hotel Van Curler, and the Western Gateway Bridge and surrounding area.

Schenectady County Community College History

This collection contains material on the history and development of Schenectady County Community College.

SUNY Schenectady County Community College 50th Anniversary Collection

In honor of the SUNY Schenectady's 50th Anniversary of admitting its first freshmen class in 1969, this collection highlights the expansion of the campus from its initial building, the former Hotel Van Curler, to its current 57 acres and individuals who played prominent roles in the development of the College.

Photo of table place settings with silverware and red napkins on a white tablecloth

This collection contains over 500 local, national, and international restaurant menus collected Dr. M. Estellie Smith.