Bartle Library

General Information

Phone: 607-777-2194


See:  Call Number Locations and Library Floor Plans

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 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 Fine Arts Collection. Microreaders are available to view, scan, and save material to your storage drive or USB stick. For more information about using the microreaders, visit Reader Services.

Reference Collection

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 Services Desk is located on the first floor of Bartle Library. For more information, you can contact the Reader Services 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 virtually via email and chat. For more information, visit Ask A Librarian. You are also invited to make an appointment with a Subject Librarian for an one-on-one appointment for research assistance.

Additional Services

Bartle Library Information Commons

BUC$ Card

Course Reserves: for students | for instructors

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) Services

Locked Study Carrels

Print, Copy and Scan

Study Spaces

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), individual study carrels on the 3rd and 4th floors, and Fine Arts area.

Group study rooms are reservable.  

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