The Library Annex was established in 1999 to house important older, but lesser used materials in the Libraries’ collections. For many years, the Bartle and Science Library facilities were short of collections space. Over the years, it was necessary to convert some seating space to collections space, but by the mid-1990’s there was literally nowhere to expand shelving on campus. By transferring materials to the Annex, more space was made available in the existing buildings for newer and more heavily used materials. The Library Annex currently houses over 300,000 volumes in a high-density, climate controlled environment.
The facility is located 10 miles from the Binghamton University campus in the Behlog & Son Warehouse, 400 Corporate Parkway in Conklin, NY.
All materials in the Library Annex have been carefully selected by the Libraries’ bibliographers and are low-use older materials. Ongoing moves will continue to be needed to make space in on-campus collections. Library Annex collections include:
In the Library Catalog, materials in the Library Annex are indicated with the location: Library Annex - Place A Request.
Any library patron, including visitors, may request that materials stored in the Library Annex be delivered to either the Bartle, UDC or Science Library:
Paged materials will be held at the Main, Science, or University Downtown Center Library Circulation Desk for one week, unless longer use is requested. Patrons will be notified only if materials requested cannot be located.
Unless physical volume is specified, electronic document delivery is provided for articles and book chapters 35 pages or less. Some materials are not suitable for scanning, in which case the physical item will be delivered to a pickup location.
Library Annex materials are paged daily, Monday - Friday. Materials requested by 8 a.m. are available by noon the same day. There is no paging Saturday and Sunday.
The 24-hour turnaround time which applies to paging items from circulating collections does not apply to Special Collections. Contact Special Collections staff at (607)777-4844 for assistance accessing these materials.
Any person who is authorized to borrow other BU Library items may also check out circulating Library Annex materials. Loan policies for Library Annex materials are the same as BU Library policies for other materials. Patrons who do not have borrowing privileges may use materials at the designated library pickup point.
Space to review large quantities of materials from the Annex can be arranged in the Bartle or Science Library.
The Library Annex is open to the public Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm. Borrowers are asked to contact Annex staff (607 775-8364) in advance to assure that staff and needed materials are available. Completion of an Annex Request Form will also facilitate the process. In the comments and special notes field, indicate that you will be visiting the Annex. Borrowers are asked to contact Annex staff in advance to assure that staff and needed materials are available.
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. -
Hours are subject to change
Bonnie Newberry, Library Clerk III, Annex Supervisor
Ronnie Goldberg, Asst. Dir. for Access Services
Holly Hamm, Library Clerk II
Richard Hess, Library Courier
There is a reading room with several study tables and wireless service for patron laptops.
Photocopying - up to 25 pages per visit are free; if additional photocopying is required, materials will be transported to the main campus.
There are currently no microcard, microfilm or microfiche readers or printers at the Annex; microfilm may be transported to the main campus.
Note: There are no public telephones or snack/beverage dispensers at the facility.
Computer access is provided for BU faculty, staff and students for research only. Community users are referred to the campus or UDC Information Commons.
Members of the BU community should bring their BU ID card to use and borrow materials. Non-BU users, with picture ID may use materials at the Annex. For circulation privilieges, non-BU users must register at the main campus and obtain a borrowing card.
Regular borrowing privileges apply for materials at the Annex. Fees and fines may be paid on the web or at the main campus.
Materials borrowed from the Annex may be returned to either the Annex. Main, Science or UDC Libraries. Materials borrowed at the Main, Science or UDC Libraries may be returned to any pickup location.
From the Binghamton University Campus
From points East, North, West & South : Once on Broome Corporate Parkway, follow it for approximately 3 mile. Behlog & Son is on the right. Use the first Behlog driveway and drive around to the right hand side of the building. NOTE: Binghamton University has NO identification outside the building.
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From the South