Subject Guides

About The Annex

What is The Annex?

We are Binghamton University's library storage facility! Established in the 90s, we have nearly 800,000 items in our collections. We hold vinyl, journals, magazines, novels, and more!

We are a little different from other BU libraries. We are a combination of a library and a warehouse. Instead of organizing by call number or subject, the Annex sorts books by size, with a method called High Density Storage. You can request one of our items, or make an appointment to look at it here, but we have to pull it for you first! 

What Do We Do?

We Can:

  • Send our physical items to another University Library location for you to borrow
  • Send scans of material right to your inbox (following copyright guidelines)
  • Make an appointment for you to view materials here (appointments are required!)
  • Put material on course reserve for your students (if you are an instructor)