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New resource: National Emergency Library

The Internet Archive, which hosts millions of freely available public domain books, has created a National Emergency Library to help out everyone who is currently learning at home and without access to a physical library. This allows users to access scanned copies of 1.4 million books through a virtual borrowing system. You can find more details here: Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public 


SAGE Video and Knowledge Databases Now Available

Two new SAGE products are now available for the remainder of the semester.  SAGE Video contains a wealth of multidisciplinary videos and SAGE Knowledge is a platform that includes books, videos, cases, and more.  Both resources are available on the library's list of databases

Library Hours as of 3/20/2020

The Library is open to students who are in need of resources they do not have access to from home. Library hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 5:00pm.
  • Virtual hours: Saturday 1:00 pm - 5 pm and Sunday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Free Resource: Duke University Press

Duke University Press is providing curated content (articles and ebooks) for free until September 2020.  The content is organized into subject categories that can be used to construct or supplement existing syllabi.

Expanded Access To HeinOnline Academic

HeinOnline has provided the library expanded access to its database for the remainder of the semester.  HeinOnline Academic includes more than 100 million pages of multidisciplinary content in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women’s studies, pre-law, and many more. With more historical content than any other database, HeinOnline provides access to 300+ years of information on political development and the complete history of the creation of government and legal systems around the world. Among the many databases included, HeinOnline’s journal collection features nearly 2,800 periodicals relating to a variety of subject areas, with all coverage dating from inception to the most currently published issues in most cases.

Expanded Access To Library Resources

The library is providing both expanded access to existing resources and new access to a growing list of resource providers.  More information will be posted as it becomes available. All resources can be found in the library's database collection. The current list of expanded/new providers is below:

  • Unlimited simultaneous users for our EBSCO ebooks, ProQuest Academic Central Ebooks, and Stat!Ref nursing ebooks.
  • Additional content for EBSCO databases: Academic Search Ultimate, Business Source Ultimate, and Ebsco Ebook Collection.
  • JSTOR content has been upgraded to include all JSTOR collections and ebooks.
  • The R2 Digital Library for nursing & allied health ebooks is now available.

VitalSource eTextbooks Now Free

VitalSource eTextbooks are available for free for students through May 25, 2020.  Please see this tutorial for more information and instructions on how to access:

New Video Streaming Platform Available Now!

Academic Video Online is a comprehensive video subscription library that delivers more than 66,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.  All 66,000 videos are available without request. 

New Library Resource: Skillport

Skillport is a web-based Learning Management System (LMS) that provides access to training resources focused on business skills, productivity and collaboration tools, IT skills and technology certifications.  

New Library Discovery System

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This June, all of the SUNY Libraries launched a new library catalog and discovery platform. The new discovery system, called Primo, offers a single search interface for finding library materials and managing your library account.  SUNY Broome Library launched the new system on June 26, 2019.

New and improved features in Primo:

  • New Search Interface

    Primo provides a more seamless experience as you navigate through library resources as it replaces and combines multiple library products into one system. Primo replaces our legacy catalog as the search interface that connects you to the print and electronic resources provided by the library.  We are happy to provide instruction to help users grow more comfortable with the new system.   

  • Library Account Management

    You can to log into your Library account to view check-outs and renew materials.

  • More Improvements

    Quickly generate citation for articles, books, and more.
    Discover more by virtually browsing our shelves without ever having to leave your home
    Use your SUNY Broome ID and password to renew books. 


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