Services for High School Teachers

How do I arrange for a library instruction session?

Please contact Julia Glauberman (jglauber at, 607.777.4808) to arrange for an instruction session or tour for your high school class.

When can a library session be arranged?

Library instruction sessions can be arranged during Binghamton University's intersessions or class recesses. Please refer to the academic calendar when planning your visit. Appointments should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

Is there a class size limit?

The Libraries would prefer a maximum of 30 students per visit. Multiple classes may be arranged if you have more than this number.

What type of supervision is required for the students while at the library?

The class instructor and/or the library media specialist must accompany all student visits.

How can I prepare my class before visiting?

To make the best use of their time at the Binghamton University Libraries, students must have a specific assignment and a general idea of the kind of resources they will be looking for during their visit. For classes that do not have a research assignment, a tour can be arranged instead.

Visiting high school students should first use the resources at their local school and public libraries, and use their interlibrary loan services if items from Binghamton University Libraries are needed.

Visiting students are encouraged to be familiar with our Library Catalog.

Can the students use library computers?

During a class session, students will be given a class login and password that will allow them to access computers in the Bartle instruction labs for the duration of their visit. Otherwise, students under the age of 18 must have an adult present to obtain a guest account for computer access.

Can the students borrow library books?

Courtesy Borrowers cards are available for a fee. Minors will need their parent or guardian present to register for a Courtesy Borrower card.  If students wish to sign up for a card, students or parents/guardians should contact Readers Services at (607) 777-2194 or libnotic at in advance for further information.

How can the students print, photocopy or scan?

Students may purchase a BUC$ card for $1.00 and add value to the card. Print-outs cost $0.08 per page and photocopies are $0.10 per page. Students also have use of the walk-up scanners to copy small selections of print materials and email or save the files to a thumb drive. In addition, students may download/ scan materials from many library databases to thumb drives.

Where are the libraries on campus?

Last Updated: 10/27/16