Welcome Back Faculty and Students!

External picture of the Science Library during the day
Science Library

Binghamton University Libraries are committed to providing safe, comfortable and accessible spaces where all are free to engage in study, learning and research.

Visiting the Libraries

Protecting the health and safety of everyone continues to be our guiding principle. Per the University’s Fall 2021 Guidance:

  • Fully vaccinated individuals on campus need to wear a mask in all areas within the library but do not need to be socially distanced. 
  • Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks and socially distance themselves in accordance with CDC guidelines. 
  • Hand hygiene stations are available at the entrance of the Bartle and Science libraries as well as the UDC building.

The Libraries’ will make adjustments as necessary based on any updated information, and in accordance with guidance from public health and government authorities.

Library Hours

Beginning Tuesday, August 24, the library hours for each location will initially be as follows:

  • Bartle Library: 8 a.m-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; and noon-8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday.
  • Science Library: 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; and closed Saturday-Sunday.
  • University Downtown (UDC) Library: 8 a.m-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and closed Saturday-Sunday.

Beginning September 13, library hours will be extended – visit Library Hours for more information. Hours are subject to change.

Study Spaces

Different types of study spaces are available throughout the Libraries. We have quiet study, group seating areas and reservable group study rooms. Visit Group Study Rooms and Study Spaces for more information.


The Libraries have an extensive online and print collection to support teaching, learning and research. Our Find It! Discovery Service is a single-search box that provides a dynamic “one-stop” discovery and delivery service to the Libraries’ online and print collections. Visit our subject guides to learn about resources by topic. 

Special Collections and University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives will be open to researchers by prior appointment from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Contact speccoll@binghamton.edu. Walk-ins to view exhibits are welcome during those hours.

Course Reserves

Physical reserves are available at Bartle and UDC libraries at the Reader Services desk. Books will continue to be sanitized between uses. Electronic course reserves are available by logging directly Library Course Reserves or your course in myCourses. 

Technology Lending Program

The Libraries’ technology lending program will be back this fall! 

Ask A Librarian

Librarians provide research assistance virtually via chat and email – visit Ask A Librarian. The services will be available 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday–Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday–Friday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. 

Digital Scholarship

Our Digital Scholarship Services create a community of practice for research and creative activities. Consultations and in-class sessions are available this fall and may be requested through this form. The Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center located in Science Library 209 is available by reservation and during selected hours in the fall. To make a reservation request, submit using this form.    

University Guidance

Binghamton University continues to follow all public health and state guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic. Our decisions are grounded in science and follow the expert guidance of our local, state and national public health leaders. The University guidance has been developed with the safety of our University community as our first priority – click here to read more.

For more information, visit the University’s Frequently Asked Questions which is subject to change as new information becomes available.