ILLiad Unavailable June 9th & 10th

In order to improve our services, ILLiad, the Interlibrary Loan system, will be unavailable while we perform system upgrades. During the upgrades, you will not be able to view the status of your requests, view electronic documents or submit new requests via ILLiad.  The library anticipates that the system will be operational on June 11th.  A temporary form to submit Interlibrary Loan requests is available on the library website while the system is down. Should you need additional assistance, please contact the Interlibrary Loan department at (607) 777-4985 or email

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New login page for Find It!

As of Monday, May 19, users who log in to the Libraries’ Find It! discovery tool will see a new login page. This page will allow users to authenticate through the University’s Central Authentication Service. User IDs and passwords will remain the same for faculty, students, and staff. Community patrons may need to log in to see the books they checked out via the Libraries’ traditional Catalog.

If you need more information, please contact Edward Corrado, Tom Tran, or Juan Denzer in the Libraries’ Technology Department.

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Edwin A. Link Jr. highlighted in Elks Magazine May 2014 issue

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Edwin A. Link Jr. is the topic of a story in the recent issue of Elks Magazine.  This magazine is the official publication of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elk of the United States, and has a circulation of over 850,000 readers.  The article is titled “Innovations for Sky and Sea:  the Ed Link Story.”  Several photographs used in the story are copies of the originals that are housed in the Edwin Link Collections in Special Collections.

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To see these photographs or the Link Collections, please visit the Special Collections, University Archives and Preservation department in the Glenn G. Bartle Library of the Binghamton University Libraries or the online Link Digital Archives .  The department is open to the public Monday – Friday between the hours of 10 am – 4:00 pm.

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Summer Course Reserves – Submit by May 5

SL stacks 4 editedThere is still time to try our NEW Online Form to submit your Summer Term course reserve requests before the May 5th deadline!  For your convenience, up-to-date information and forms are available 24/7 just clicking Course Reserves on the Library’s main page.


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Library End-of-Semester Extended Hours – Spring 2014

Bartle Library Group Study Room. Photo by Jonathan Cohen.

Bartle Library Group Study Room. Photo by Jonathan Cohen.

The Libraries have end-of-semester extended hours to accommodate study and research needs in preparation for finals. Our extended hours are:

Bartle Library and the Information Commons will be open 24 hours until Thursday, May 15.

UDC Library will extend hours until midnight from Friday, May 9 through Tuesday, May 13.

Science Library will extend hours on Friday, May 9 until 10pm and will be open on Saturday, May 11 from 12-9 pm.

Visit the Library Hours webpage for more information.

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Time is running out

Paper or project due before the end of Spring semester? Please submit your ILLiad interlibrary loan requests by April 28 to ensure these materials arrive on time.

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University Art Museum Opening: Affinities, Dialogues and Divergences

affinitiesArt faculty engage with the Permanent Collection in this exhibition which runs from April 22 through May 24. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the main gallery of the Binghamton University Art Museum.

Eleven faculty members from the Department of Art selected a single work of art from the museum’s permanent collection to serve as an inspiration for an original work of art. The object chosen by the artist is installed alongside the new work. Graduate students from the Department of Art History interviewed the artists and composed labels to accompany each artist’s installation. Participating faculty members include Jim Bohary, Frank Chang, Alexandra Davis, Ronald Gonzalez, Blazo Kovacevic, Natalija Mijatovic, Kathryn M. Niles, Adjunct Lecturer Costa Sakellariou, Jim Stark, John Thomson and Michael Wesko.

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BCAC and Binghamton University Public Sculpture presentation FRIDAY, MAY 2


Reception and presentation at the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) 81 State Street, 5th Floor, Stephens Square Bldg. 4-6:00pm.

Don’t miss an early First Friday presentation of research by Binghamton University art history students about 14 often mysteriously unidentified public sculptures with major artistic and historic significance.  Artists revealed!  Back stories told!  Questions answered!  This exciting presentation completes a year-long collaboration between the BC Arts Council, Professor Kevin Hatch and his ARTH 496 Theory and Issues students, and the BU Art History Department.

4:00pm Reception and Meet & Greet; 4:30pm Student presentation, followed by Q & A.  Take away a free reference map to the 14 featured sculptures, as you continue your First Friday Art Walk!  For information, visit or call 607-723-4620.

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Several Online Library Services Temporarily Unavailable – April 15

Information Technology Services will perform maintenance on the main campus data storage systems from midnight – 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 15. The maintenance will affect several online library services.  Patrons will not be able to access library databases from off-campus; log on to our interlibrary loan service (Illiad) to submit new or view pending requests; or log on to their online library account through our library catalog and Find It! discovery service. All services should be available after 8 a.m.

Please note that University-wide applications and services will also be unavailable. For more information, visit System Maintenance.

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Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes is the Special Collections Featured Book for April 2014

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Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes: the Mutant Melding of Two Volumes of Classic Interviews by Tom Weaver is the Special Collections Featured Book for April 2014.

“This book pays homage to the many people that have contributed toward producing a body of work who entertainment (if not always artistic) values have only increased through the years. Assembled herein is a cross-section of talents: writers, producers, directors, actors, actresses, even a movie mogul and makeup man. We’ve kept our questions and interjected comments as terse and to-the-point as possible, our goal being to present a book in which the filmmakers and performers do nearly all of the talking.” ~ Tom Weaver

The people who directed, produced, and starred in the scary and fantastic movies of the genre heyday over thirty years ago created memorable experiences as well as memorable movies. This McFarland Classic brings together over fifty interviews with the directors, producers, actors, and make-up artists of science fiction and horror films of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. From B movies to classics, Samuel Z. Arkoff to Acquanetta, these veteran vampire baits, swamp monsters, and flying saucers attackees share their memories. This classic volume represents the union of two previous volumes: Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers (“more fun than the lovably cheap movies that inspired it”–Booklist/RBB); and Science Fiction Stars and Horror Heroes (“candid…a must” –ARBA). Together at last, this combined collection of interviews offers a candid and delightful perspective on the movies that still make audiences squeal with fear, and occasionally, howl with laughter.

This book is from the Alan Rogg Collection of Modern Cinema. This collection began with an inital donation by Allan Rogg, New York Private Collector and Bibliographer, to the Libraries in 2006. This preeminant collection of modern cinema contains over 9,000 monographs spanning over one hundred years (1893-2010). Most of the Allan Rogg Collection of Modern Cinema can be found in Bartle Library Stacks. However, several limited editions and unique and fragile items are housed in Special Collections.

Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes is located in Special Collections. We are located on the second floor of the Bartle Library off of the North Reading Room.

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