Borrowing and Reciprocal Access
The Libraries provides generous borrowing privileges for faculty. As a faculty member at Binghamton University, you are also able to take advantage
of the following reciprocal borrowing services:
- SUNY Open Access - This program allows faculty members (and students) from SUNY schools to obtain
borrowing privileges from other SUNY campuses with presentation of a valid institutional
ID. Borrowing privileges and restrictions are set by the host institution. Calling
the host institution in advance to verify hours is recommended.
- SHARES Program - Our membership in the SHARES Program (OCLC) allows Binghamton faculty,
emeritus faculty, students, and library staff onsite access to the collections and
services of institutions participating in the SHARES Program. For more information
about SHARES, see Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) Services.
- Binghamton University Libraries is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL).
See Membership and Affiliations for more information.
- New York State Library (NYSL) Borrower's Card - This card allows you to borrow items from the New York State Library and to access
a number of research databases.
If you are interested in borrowing materials from the Library Annex @ Conklin, request
the item by signing in to the Library Catalog or fill out the Library Annex Request Form.
The University's Scholarly Communications Program can provide information and help
answer questions regarding copyright. See Scholarly Communications and Publishing for more information.
Data Management Plans
Need to create a Data Management Plan for your upcoming NSF proposal application? Unsure how to complete the sections on
describing your data and how it can be shared? The Libraries can help you with creating
a new plan or reviewing an existing plan. See the NSF Data Management Plans resource page which includes information for specific offices, divisions and programs. Contact
Elizabeth Brown for further information.
Binghamton University Libraries' Rosetta system can store and preserve items in a
dark archive, restricted access, or as publicly accessible documents. If you are a
faculty member at Binghamton University and are interested in partnering with the
Libraries to preserve digital content, please contact your subject librarian. If you are unsure which subject librarian to contact, please contact Erin Rushton or Elizabeth Brown, Scholarly Communications Officer, and they will put you in touch with the appropriate
librarian. See Digital Preservation for more information.
Interlibrary Loan - ILLiad
Our Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) service expands the range of research materials available. Materials not owned by
the Libraries may be obtained from other state, national or international libraries.
For more information about Interlibrary Loan see Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) Services.
Open Repository @Binghamton (ORB)
The Open Repository @Binghamton (ORB) provides a platform where faculty, students, and scholars from the Binghamton
University community can share and discover scholarly and creative works. For more
information about the ORB, see Open Repository @Binghamton (ORB) Services.
NIH Public Access Policy Support
Need help submitting progress reports and completed manuscripts to the NIH as part
of your grant funding requirements? For more information, see Submitting Manuscripts to NIH for Compliance with their Public Access Policy. Included are links to the submission sites and advice on submitting materials. Don’t
have time to submit items? Librarian Elizabeth Brown can serve as your third party
submitter. Contact Elizabeth Brown to submit your items.
Off Campus Access to the Libraries’ Electronic Resources
To get full access to electronic research materials you need to authenticate when
off campus or using wireless using your PODs username and password. You can also access
the Libraries resources through the Binghamton University virtual desktop. More details are available on the Libraries’ Technical Help page.
To facilitate your research, the Libraries allows you to designate your Research or
Teaching Assistant as your proxy borrower. This allows them to check books and materials
out of the Libraries on your behalf.
To set up proxy borrowing, stop by the Bartle, Science, or UDC Library/Information
Commons Reader Service Desk to fill out the form. Your Research or Teaching Assistant
can also pick up the form.
Research and Data Services
Drop in research assistance is available at the Bartle Library Information Commons/Reference
Desk. For more information about how to contact us, please visit the Ask a Librarian page.
The Libraries maintain memberships in a number of data-related consortia, including
the New York State Data Center Program and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). More information about numeric data services is available on the Data Services for Social Sciences page.
Subject Librarians and Resources
Subject librarians provide a range of services focusing on a particular area or discipline. They serve
as liaisons between the Libraries and one or more of the University's academic departments,
programs, or schools; initiate the selection and acquisition of materials for the
collections; provide subject-specific instruction in the use of information resources;
and provide general research assistance and specialized research consultation.
Subject guides are created and updated by subject librarians in support of instructional and research
programs. They include links to databases and indexes, electronic journals, and selected
Suggest a Title
To suggest a title to add to the library collections, fill out a Recommendation for Purchase form.