Library Catalog Temporarily Unavailable

Our Library Catalog will be temporarily unavailable due to maintenance on Sunday, March 16 between the hours of midnight and 11am. We anticipate the actual down time to be minimal (approximately one hour) during early morning hours; however, it may be necessary to be down for a longer period of time.

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. During the maintenance period, the real-time availability of books on the shelf may not be accurate and you will not be able to renew books online.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Tax Forms Available

Tax FormsPaper copies of U.S. federal and New York State tax forms and instruction books are now available near the front door of the Bartle Library.

You can also access federal and state tax forms online.

Federal tax forms:

New York State tax forms:

Other States:

Don’t forget the the IRS Tax filing deadline is April 15!

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35 million Getty Images are now free for online personal use


Susquehanna River, New York. A railroad bridge crosses through a pastoral landscape. Photographer: Raymond Gehman, National Geographic via gettyimages

Getty just announced free use of a bulk of their image stock, with the caveat that every image must be embedded with the Getty brand. While this move is innovative and accommodating to users, there are several concerns that the embedded Getty Images Content will, among many other issues like tackling the murky definition of Fair Use, “establish a Getty-controlled infrastructure all across the web. That infrastructure, in turn, could be used for … ads. Banner ads. Preroll ads. Ads of many, many varieties.” (via The Atlantic)

From The Verge: If you go to the Getty Images website, you’ll see millions of images, all watermarked. There are more than a hundred years of photography here, from FDR on the campaign trail to last Sunday’s Oscars, all stamped with the same transparent square placard reminding you that you don’t own the rights. If you want Getty to take off the watermark, you’ll have to pay for it.

Starting now, that’s going to change. Getty Images is dropping the watermark for the bulk of its collection, in exchange for an open-embed program that will let users drop in any image they want, as long as the service gets to append a footer at the bottom of the picture with a credit and link to the licensing page. For a small-scale WordPress blog with no photo budget, this looks an awful lot like free stock imagery… more

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Like Someone in Love

Harpur Cinema will be showing Like Someone in Love, a film by famed Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami, this weekend.  Set in Japan, the story follows a young hooker rescued by an older man. The film will be shown on Friday, March 7 and Sunday, March 9 in Lecture Hall 6 at 7:30 p.m.  It will be introduced by Tomokari Nishikawa, assistant professor of Cinema.   The Libraries have many DVDs and films by and about Kiarostami.   Some are listed below.

All DVDs and VHS materials are available at the Circulation Desk in the Newcomb Reading Room


Close-Up, directed by Abbas Kiraostami, (DVD) PN1997 .N39 2010







Taste of Cherry, directed by Abbas Kiarostami, DVD PN1997 .T3356 1999







Wind Will Carry Us, directed by Abbas Kiarostami, VHS PN1997 .B33 2002








Out of Asia: the films of Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, Abbas Kiarostami, and Zhang Yimouby Bert Cardullo, e-book




Abbas Kiarostami, by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum,  Fine Arts  PN1998.3.K58 S23 2003





Close up: Iranian cinema, past, present and futureby Hamid Dabashi, Fine Arts PN1993.5.I846 D3 2001



A social history of Iranian cinema: the globalizing era, 1984-2010, volume 4, by Hamid Naficy, e-book






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A Jataka folktale of a rabbit and a lion is the March Book of the Month

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Foolish Rabbit’s Big Mistake by Rafe Martin and illustrated by Ed Young.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons: New York.  1985.

Rafe Martin is a professional storyteller.  He is also the author of over 20 books that have been translated into many  languages including Swedish, French, Xhosa, Zulu, Afrikaans, Korean,   Japanese and Portuguese.

Rafe’s retelling of a well-known Jataka tale, Foolish Rabbit’s Big Mistake, illustrates how jumping to conclusions can lead to trouble. It is the story of how a little rabbit misinterprets a loud crash, and how a brave lion’s common sense restores order to chaos. It is, essentially, a story about fears and rumors, and ultimately of courage.  A funny, rhythmic beautiful picture book about courage and facing fears—with a very happy ending.

For over forty years, Rafe has been  investigating, working with and writing about the  ancient, traditional Buddhist teachings expressed in the Jataka Tales. For the past several years, he has been sharing these teachings and his profound interpretations of them at Buddhist communities throughout the world.

In addition to being a storyteller and author,  Rafe Martin is also a graduate of Harpur College.   Foolish Rabbit’s Big Mistake is housed in the Alumni Authors Collection in the University Archives in the Special Collections department.  Special Collections is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Call number:  PZ7. M364 1835 Fo 1985  Alumni Authors Collections

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Participate in a Research Usability Study!

deskBinghamton University Libraries are currently recruiting undergraduate students to participate in a Research Usability Study. Study participants will:

    • Make a difference by helping the Libraries identify the research needs of Binghamton University students and develop better tools to meet those needs;
    • Receive individualized research instruction on a research project of your choice.

If you are a Binghamton University undergraduate student who has a research topic or project, and would like to participate in the study, please click on the link below to request to participate in the study.


Please Note: Participation in the study is voluntary and is not required coursework!

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EBL Ebooks Downtime

Ebooks on the EBL platform will be unavailable 7 pm to 11 pm on March 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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The Research Exchange

Come to the Research Exchange
If you are an undergraduate trying to work out ideas for a future research assignment then use this opportunity to go beyond Google! This is an open exchange between undergraduates and librarians about ways to refine research and discover new methods of seeking out information. Come join the discussion Monday, March 10th at 6pm in UU205!Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 9.08.39 AM

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Library Hours – Early Closing on February 13

Due to the weather conditions and staffing, the Libraries will be closing early on Thursday, February 13 and re-opening on Friday, February 14 as follows:

Photo by Jonathan Cohen.

Photo by Jonathan Cohen.

Bartle Library/Information Commons

  • Thursday, February 13: Closing at 11 p.m.
  • Friday, February 14: Opening at 8 a.m.

Newcomb Reading Room

  • Thursday, February 13: Closing at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, February 14: Opening at 8 a.m.

Special Collections, Preservation & University Archives

  • Thursday, February 13: Closing at 4 p.m.
  • Friday, February 14: Opening at 10 a.m.

Science Library

  • Thursday, February 13: Closing at 4 p.m.
  • Friday, February 14: Opening at 8:30 a.m.

UDC Library

  • Thursday, February 13: Closing at 4 p.m.
  • Friday, February 14: Opening at 8 a.m.

Library Annex

  • Thursday, February 13: Closed
  • Friday, February 14: By Appointment Only

Please note that the library hours may change throughout the day due to the changing weather – please check our website


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Keep up to date with library news, announcements and events by liking us on Facebook

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