Our Special Collections Department has acquired an 1859 octavo edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America and it is glorious! With 500 hand-painted plates of the highest quality, this exquisite seven-volume set is a remarkable text organized by taxonomy. ...

As one might imagine, Madeline Gottlieb, teaching assistant and doctoral candidate, knows her way around a library.  “As an undergraduate student, I studied English, rhetoric and literature at the University, and now I’m back for my PhD in the same ...

Identifying and becoming proficient with emerging technologies that assist information seekers is every librarian’s superpower. Assistant Head of Digital Initiatives for Digital Scholarship Amy E. Gay works with faculty and students to ensure they have the latest information discovery tools.  ...

As part of her undergraduate experience at Binghamton University, Cynthia Amoah ’13 was a student worker at the Newcomb Reading Room. Now a self-employed poet, writer and performer, Amoah’s story is purely Binghamton in that her natural inquisitiveness and path-forging ...

In 1973, Binghamton University ― led by Professor Richard “Dick” Andrus ― started an important conversation. His planning and meeting outpost, which at the time was a room in Chenango-Champlain Hall, eventually grew into Binghamton’s highly-regarded Environmental Studies Program.  Susan ...

Libraries are forever. We deal in perpetuity; this is our perspective and our purpose. We value continuity, honoring a connection with the past while creating a bridge to the future. And on reflection, this can yield a heightened awareness of ...

A few months into the pandemic, I decided to work my way through my “to be read” pile. I came across the hilariously delivered account of Bill Bryson’s travels through Australia, In a Sunburned Country. It was my favorite read ...

Each year, the libraries hire, train and host more than 250 student employees. These students participate in services ranging from overseeing service desks at night to scanning additional content for our digital libraries. Some student employees have Federal Work-Study allotments ...

Binghamton University doesn’t rest because scholarship never sleeps. That is the primary reason that our Libraries’ in-person services extend past normal campus business hours to include early mornings, nights and weekends. Our commitment to digital scholarship includes 24/7 access to ...

Binghamton University Libraries serve every discipline on campus. To some, the Libraries are a group of quiet rooms surrounded by books or the best place to study and meet study partners. For others, the Libraries represent research opportunities and discoveries ...