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Services to Support Faculty Research 

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.


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.

Digital Preservation

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)

NIH Public Access Policy Support

Off Campus Access to the Libraries’ Electronic Resources

Proxy Borrowing

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

Faculty Research Room

The Faculty Research Room is quiet, semi-private room where up to two faculty can conduct research. Access to the Faculty Research Room is granted on a first come, first served basis. The room (Rm.4642) is located on the 4th floor of Bartle Library.

To gain access, request a key at the Bartle Library Reader Services Desk. Key must be returned prior to midnight on the same day it is loaned. The Libraries cannot guarantee the safety of your personal belongings. Any library materials remaining in the room will be collected after one day and returned to the stacks. Lost keys will result in a $50.00 re-keying fee.

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 Internet resources.

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Last Updated: 10/26/18