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Virtual Library Book Displays

Check out our virtual book displays curated by student employees and librarians.

Know Your Rights + Take Care

We can probably all agree this year has been rough. If you need to reset with some safe self care practices, you've come to the right place! Check out our Zine Collection with featured zines all about self-care, some support sites, and soothing music options.

This year has also brought about several topics of which you may feel the need to stand up for what you believe in. If you or anyone you know chooses to participate in live protests, please take a look through our Know Your Rights section here. 

We hope you stay safe during the end of November break, and are so thankful for students, faculty, staff, and community members who make this library such a wonderful place. Enjoy November and we'll see you next month with more fun recommendations!

Self Care Zines

Self Care & Survival Playlist

Have a song that helps you get through a hard day, let us know here! We'll add it to this playlist. Let's support each other, through music.

For free mental health counseling, please reach out to our campus Psychological Counseling Center available 24/7! To make a phone or tele-counseling session please call 845-257-2920. Even in the event of an emergency during off hours, please call and follow the prompts to reach a counselor.

Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1(844) 863-9314 for free mental health counseling.

Know Your Rights: All of the Time!

Student Legal Rights: Kossover Law Office + Student Association Attorney:  Student's Right to Legal Defense at SUNY New Paltz for disciplinary and administrative hearings. Contact Information is as follows: Call at (845) 255-4655. Open office hours Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm. Offering 24 hour answering service. Contact Student Association Attorney with any pressing legal questions via phone (845) 255-4655, or via email:

Victims of a Crime: Know Your Rights (NYS) Guide: Developed by the Office of Victim Services, this guide is created by New York State. Can be used to hold the system accountable for support you may be entitled to, as well as your right to know what is happening in an active case and what to do if you are in danger.

Tenants Rights in New York State: This document lists the rights of any tenant in the state of New York, including New Paltz! This document is created by the office of the Attorney General, making it a powerful tool in ensuring fair housing.

Know Your Rights: Right to Protest, and Protecting the People You Love

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)'s Protestor's Rights Documents Broken Down By Scenario

The Immigrant Defense Project has created a flyer available in 16 different languages for community members on rights during ICE encounters in their community. That is available here.

If you or someone you love is undocumented, it is important to know that you have rights. The ACLU in collaboration with Brooklyn Defender Services has created an Immigrant's Rights Document Broken Down By Scenario linked out here.

When you or someone you love is undocumented, walking down the street with friends could turn into an encounters with ICE. The following are videos discussing what to do, and how to plan for an encounter with ICE.