Supporting the University Libraries
The Binghamton University Libraries provide leadership for the University community in accessing and using information resources for teaching, learning and research.
Our mission is fulfilled through state-of-the-art facilities and information technologies and through innovative programs and services that anticipate changes and trends in scholarship, publishing and education.
We take the “leadership” part of this mission to heart, constantly searching for and implementing the best ways to provide information.
We have made far-reaching changes in recent years, transforming our services through technology while preserving and expanding notable collections that have stood the test of time. The response has been phenomenal, with rising gate counts bucking the trend at other academic libraries. Patron opinion about the services and resources of our libraries is at an all-time high.
With your help, our libraries can remain committed to providing quick and clear access to the current and essential information our students and faculty members expect and deserve. We will be able to fulfill our responsibility to deliver, in the most efficient and meaningful manner possible, the resources that are at the core of the University experience.
Points of Pride
- Our rarest books include an early Renaissance manuscript (c. 1450) containing fragments of Petrarch’s Canzoniere; James Fenimore Cooper’s The Deerslayer (1841); and Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass (the 1855 first-edition, first-issue copy).
- As part of the SUNY system, our libraries offer patrons easy access to print collections from 60 colleges and universities, as well as shared electronic resources.