The Glenn G. Bartle Library houses collections in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and mathematical and computer sciences. The collections include books, journals, newspapers, reference materials, and over-sized materials. It also has several specialized language collections: Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian. In addition, Bartle Library is a Federal Depository housing selected Government Documents.
Special Collections, Preservation and University Archives are also located in Bartle Library on the second floor.
Microfilm and Microfiche Collection
Older materials available on microfilm or microfiche are located in the Newcomb Reading Room. Microreaders are available to view, scan, copy and print material. For more information about using the microreaders, visit Reader Services.
The Bartle Library Reference Collection, located on the first floor in the Information Commons area, contains fact books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, writing guides, and more. These materials are helpful for background research and to provide supporting information.
Bartle Library Reader Services Desk
Reader Services staff provide services for circulating and retrieving our collections. The Reader Desk is located on the first floor of Bartle Library. For more information, you can contact the Reader Desk at 607-777-2194 or visit Reader Services.
Research and Reference Help
Research Assistance Services provide help in identifying and accessing an extensive range of print and electronic resources for teaching, learning and research. Research assistance is provided in-person, by telephone or virtually. The Research Help (Reference Desk) is located in Bartle Library on the first floor in the Information Commons. For more information, visit Ask A Librarian.
The Newcomb Reading Room staff provide services for circulating and retrieving our Reserves, audio and visual collections. They are also the primary contact for assistance with the Library's microfilm collection. Hours for the Newcomb Reading Room may vary from the Bartle Library. For more information, you can contact the Reader Desk at 607-777-2194 or visit Reader Services.
Study space is available throughout Bartle Library. Designated quiet study space is located in the East Reading Room (first floor), North Reading Room (second floor), and individual study carrels on the third and floor floors, Fine Arts area and Newcomb Reading Room.
Group study rooms are available on the third and fourth floors. The rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A Group Study Presentation Room and an Adaptive Technology Room are available in the Information Commons. Another Adaptive Technology Room is available on the third floor.