General Information for Community Users

  • Library Hours
  • 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. Policies may be found at the Circulation Services for Courtesy Borrowers website.
  • Access to the Libraries' Information Network
    • 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.
    • The full policy regarding guest accounts may be found at the Guest Computer Access FAQ

Local History Subject Librarian

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Yvonne Deligato
Special Collections - Bartle Library
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