About the Library

Yager Hall

The Stevens-German Sisters

The Hartwick College Library is named in honor of two sisters, Mrs. Orin L. (Helena Pruyn) Stevens and Mrs. Henry (Sarah Pruyn) German, philanthropists and generous donors to Hartwick College. Mrs. Stevens was a fashion consultant for Marshall Fields in Chicago until her retirement in 1952. Mrs. German was an elementary school teacher. Having both been widowed, they returned to Oneonta, their birthplace and lived with their cousin Miss Lillian A. Slade.

All three women were descendants of Mr. Sherman Slade upon whose property were found many of the artifacts and relics in the Hartwick College American Indian Collection. Mrs. Stevens died in January 1991 at the age of 99. Mrs. German married a longtime friend of both sisters, Chandra Kaly, in August 1991. Mr. Kaly was an actor and director of theater in New York City. The couple died in an automobile accident in 1994.

Located within the Library

Fifth Floor                                                         
Center for Student Success (CSS)

Fourth Floor – Main Entrance
Circulation & Reserves Desk
Classroom 413
Computer Lab & Training Classroom 413
Current Magazines
Current Newspapers
DVD/VHS Collection
DVD/VHS Viewing Stations
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) & Periodicals Office
Library Director’s Office
Makerspace Center for Collaboration and Innovation (CCI)
Microfilm Reader & Printer
Music CDs
New Books
Research Assistance

Third Floor
Book Collection: Call Numbers A – DB
Juvenile Collection (The Pit)
Music Scores (The Pit)
Open Reserves
Oversize Books (The Pit)
Rare Book Room
Technical Services: Acquisitions & Cataloging
The Pit: Juvenile Collection, Music Scores & Oversize

Second Floor
Atlas Collection
Archives & Record Center
Book Collection: Call Numbers DC – Z
Honors Program Lounge
Reference Collection
Water Fountain