Magic Book on view at Roberson Museum

Want to experience science and technology as they merge in a fun and creative way?

The Binghamton University Libraries’ Augmented Reality Magic Book, or AR Magic Book, will be on display at the Roberson Museum and Science Center, 30 Front Street, Binghamton, NY. Using funds for equipment provided by the Stephen David Ross Community Fund of the Binghamton University Foundation, this technology allows users to learn and interact with a large book that will display colorful images, sound and video about our solar system and outer space. Learn more about the Magic Book online.

The AR Magic Book will be on display next to the Roberson planetarium from September 23, 2016 – January 10, 2017.

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Learning @ Lunch Forum: Collaborative Teaching Discussion

Join us for the next Learning @ Lunch Forum (formerly known as Instruction Roundtable) from noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Chenango Room.

Participate in an engaging discussion about collaborative teaching with Siobhan Hart, professor of anthropology, and George Homsy, professor of public administration, who will share their experience about a shared research project seen through the eyes of different disciplines and different courses.

Everyone is welcome! Be sure to note that lunch is on you.

Learning @ Lunch is an open, informal lunchtime forum to discuss instructional topics with campus experts. Upcoming events: noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 and noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, both in the Chenango Room.

RVSP to Anne Larrivee at

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Co-sponsored by the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) and the Binghamton University Libraries


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Family Weekend: Tour of Bartle Library

Tours from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept.17

Join us for a brief, yet helpful tour of the library services and resources available to help students succeed. Students can also discover the best places to study, where to get help with a class assignment, how to beat the printing lines and more!

Meet your guide in Bartle lobby.

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Family Weekend: Three Cultural Exhibits in Bartle Library

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  These exhibits will be available from noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18, on the main level of Bartle Library

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the heritage, culture and contributions made by Hispanic and Latino people. More online.

The Chinese Cultural Experience Center is a cultural showcase, designed to provide visitors the opportunity to experience China’s Beijing Opera through a variety of mediums. Enjoy museum-quality photography, elaborate Beijing Opera costumes and headpieces, and more. Details online

The Vera Beaudin Saeedpour Kurdish Library and Museum Collection is the largest of its kind in North America and contains artifacts including jewelry, musical instruments, clothing and textiles, maps, photographs and art and other unique Kurdish cultural material from the 19th and 20th centuries. A curated portion of the collection is currently on exhibit. More online.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Bartle Library

September’s Pop-Up Exhibit celebrates Hispanic Heritage month. With roots going back to 1968, the exhibit recognizes contributions made by Hispanic and Latino people, as well as celebrate their heritage and culture.

Discover more about Hispanic and Latino September Blog Pop up Imageculture with the Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies (LACAS) subject guide or reach out to subject librarian Caryl Ward at

The Pop-Up Exhibit is located at the corner of the Reader Services Desk in the Bartle Library. Free themed bookmarks are available each month.

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Congratulations to Shantanu Patel!

Shantanu won our Welcome Weekend #baxterbooks photo contest for this shot, taken in our Special Collections Department during the recent Welcome Weekend tours here in Bartle Library. Nice work, Shantanu!

Thanks to all who participated – we had a great time meeting you and hope you enjoyed the event. Remember, we are here to support you and look forward to connecting again soon.

We also remind and encourage all students, faculty, staff and the greater community to visit us often as well, not only at Bartle Library, but also at the Science Library and University Downtown Center locations. We can also be reached online  Until then, best wishes for a great semester!


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Celebrate Inventors at Bartle Library

August’s Pop-Up Exhibit celebrates American inventors and their inventions. America is home to great inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone and Orville and Wilbur Wright who invented the Airplane. Binghamton University and surrounding community are home to many great (and future) inventors, including the local inventor Edwin A. Link.

Discover more about inventions with the Patents & Trademarks subject guide or reach out subject librarian Aleshia Huber at

Learn about AUG Blog popup imageEdwin A. Link and Marion Clayton Link Collections or reach out to Beth Kilmarx at

The Pop-Up Exhibit is located at the corner of the Reader Services Desk in the Bartle Library. Free themed bookmarks are available each month.

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Welcome Week 2016 – New Student Event

Returning students, welcome back!

New students, welcome to campus. Join us for a fun, self-guided tour of the Library. Each stop provides a brief overview of the services and resources you’ll be using throughout the year. Snacks are on us and we’ll have giveaways on hand too!

Post your tour photo with hashtag #baxterbooks to any social media to enter a contest to win a cool prize!

Noon-3 p.m., Wednesday, August 24 in Bartle Library

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Faculty Course Reserves Deadline: August 5

sakeSubmit requests now to ensure your students have access to course materials at the Libraries and on Blackboard by the first day of class.

Also, a reminder that we are happy to circulate not only library books, but also any textbooks you may want to provide for the benefit of your students.

More information is available on the Course Reserves Information for Instructors webpage.

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Library Catalog Unavailable from 9 p.m., July 19 through July 22

Binghamton University Libraries will be upgrading the Library Catalog starting at 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 19. We anticipate that the Library Catalog will be available by Saturday, July 23. During the upgrade, you will not be able to search for or request materials via the Library Catalog. It will also not be possible to renew books or view your library account information.

You can use our discovery search tool Find It! from the Libraries homepage to find and access library collections, print course reserves and other library resources. Due to the upgrade, however, the availability status of items may not be accurate.

If you need assistance during the upgrade, visit one of our Reader Services Desks, our Research Help Desk or see Contact Us.

Check the Libraries’ website for updates. Thank you for your patience.


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