General Information for Community Users

Services for Community Users

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.

The Binghamton University Libraries extends limited borrowing privileges to members of the local community. For information on borrowing privileges, see Reader Services.


Community Users/Guest Computer Access 

Guest access to computers is available in the Bartle Library, Science Library, and UDC Library Information Commons on a space available basis. The Community Access PCs in the Science and UDC Libraries are not available weekdays after 5 p.m. or on weekends. Obtain a guest account from the Reader Services Desk. Accounts may only be used in the issuing library. Accounts are issued for a two-hour period. After two hours, you may be asked to relinquish your workstation if other patrons are waiting. Any person using a computer for non-academic purposes may be asked to yield the computer to a person with an academic need.  Also see: Authentication Policy


Authentication for Accessing Library Resources

A sign-on is required to use all public computers in the Libraries and Information Commons. Also see: Reader Services Desk for more information. 


More information about services for community users can be found at Services for Guests

Library Hours


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Jeremy Dibbell
Special Collections, Bartle Library