The Binghamton University Libraries does not perform research for community patrons. The reference staff will be happy to assist you in learning and using the reference and discovery tools in the collection, including books, periodicals and databases, but are not able to perform actual research for individual patrons. The reference staff are available for general help with using the Libraries' resources, but for detailed genealogical research assistance it is best to consult with Ed Shephard, our resident genealogy expert. Please contact him via email at eshephar@binghamton or phone at 607-777-2493. Click HERE to go to Ed's Ancestry page.
A sign-on is required to use all public computers in the Libraries. Authentication is necessary to ensure network security. University students and faculty use their university ID cards for access. Community users may request a guest account from the Bartle Library Circulation Desk, Bartle Library Information Commons Service Desk, Science Library Information Services Desk, or the University Downtown Center Library-Information Commons Service Desk. A valid picture ID and a completed Library Guest Computer Account User Agreement are required to obtain a guest account. Accounts may only be used in the issuing library.
Guest access to computers is limited to four Community Access PCs (no Macs) in Bartle Library, two Community Access PCs in the Science Library, and two Community Access PCs in the UDC Library-Information Commons), on a space available basis. Accounts are issued for a two-hour period. After two hours, you may be asked to relinquish your workstation if patrons are waiting to use computers.