Library Annex @ Conklin
The Library Annex was established in 1999 to house important, lesser-used materials in the Libraries' collections. The items include print journals also available in electronic format and infrequently used monographs and monographic sets. By transferring materials to the Annex, more space was made available in the existing buildings for newer and more heavily used materials and improved user space. The Library Annex currently houses over 450,000 volumes in a closed stack, high-density, climate controlled environment.
In the Library Catalog, materials housed in the Library Annex are indicated with the location: Library Annex – Place a Request. Patrons can request that material stored in the Library Annex be retrieved and delivered to the Science Library.
Binghamton University students, faculty, staff and visitors to the BU campus, may request delivery of physical items to the Bartle, Science or the University Downtown Center Libraries. Electronic document delivery is available for journal articles or single chapters from books that are less than 50 pages.
To request an item:
• Use the request feature of the Library Catalog
• Use the Annex Request Form
• Submit a paper form at the Circulation or Reference Desk in the Bartle, Science or University Downtown Center Libraries
Library Annex materials are paged daily, Monday through Friday, with a 24-hour turnaround time. Materials requested by 8 a.m. are available on the same day. The Library Courier delivers materials to the designated library. There is no paging Saturday or Sunday. Paged materials will normally be held in the selected library for one week and may be used in the library or borrowed with a valid Binghamton University ID card.
Special Collections and other specially designated materials, including Conole Collection sound recordings, housed at the Annex do not circulate to patrons. Materials will be delivered to the Special Collections Department in Bartle Library and must be used in Special Collections. For more information, contact Special Collections staff at (607)777-4844.
Library materials that are stored at the Annex may be used in the reading room when the Annex is open and may be borrowed with a valid Binghamton University ID card or Courtesy Card (issued at the campus libraries only). Materials from Special Collections and University Archives that are stored at the Annex cannot be consulted on-site, these items will be delivered to the Special Collections Department in the Bartle Library for viewing.
Users must sign in upon entering the building and present a valid Binghamton University ID card or other acceptable photo ID.
The stacks in the Annex are closed to patrons and browsing is not permitted. Annex staff retrieve requested materials from the shelves. Users must call ahead (607) 775-8364, so that Annex staff can retrieve needed items from the stacks.
Photocopying – up to 25 pages per visit is free; if additional photocopying is required, materials will be transported to the main campus.
There are no microform readers at the Annex, microform materials are transported by the Library Courier, to the Bartle Library. Microreaders are available at the Bartle Library.
There are no public telephones or snack/beverage dispensers at the facility.
Library Annex staff and student workers maintain the off-site collections storage facility. Staff process requests for material to be delivered to all library locations or electronically. They also maintain the stack space and address any space concerns. They assist with building maintenance by reporting any issues to our Library Annex manager.