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Libraries, Collections and Galleries

Research, experiential learning and creative expression are core to the student experience at Syracuse University. Vast libraries, research collections, museums and galleries provide endless opportunities to discover and deepen virtually any interest.


With quiet study spaces, group meeting rooms, wireless access, 24/7 assistance and over 4 million books, journals and other items, Syracuse University Libraries supports research and scholarship throughout campus and beyond.

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  • Carnegie Library provides a beautiful, historic reading room for quiet study. Team rooms and a computer and printer room are also available.
  • Bird Library provides collections, resources, spaces and experts to support academic success. From open, collaborative work areas to reservable and private rooms to wellness spaces, there’s a place for every learning style or preference. Bird Library houses study materials for humanities, social sciences, audiovisual resources, government publications, maps, the Miron Learning Commons, the Mower Faculty Commons, BlackStone Launchpad for entrepreneurialism, special collections and archives (see below), and library administration.
  • King + King Architecture Library houses architecture course reserves, current periodical titles and reference works.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library reflects the African American studies curriculum, while illuminating Black lives, histories, and cultural practices the focus of systematic academic inquiry.
  • College of Law Library has study materials for the educational and research needs of the Syracuse University College of Law, the University and the community at large.

Visitors will find more than just books and journals at our libraries. Libraries’ staff are available to help you find, evaluate and use information. Resources such as assistive technology, research guides, public workstations, loaner technology, printers and copiers are also available to help support success at Syracuse University.

Special Collections

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is home to Syracuse University’s primary source materials, including rare printed and archival resources like original manuscripts, photographs, artwork, audio and video recordings and much more. Open to students, faculty, staff and visitors, the SCRC provides an in-depth look, not only at our history, but also at topics ranging in time, format and academic interest.

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General Collections

Museums and Galleries

The Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC) showcases the University’s holdings, academic research in the arts and art community resources through exhibitions, publications, public presentations and education.

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CMAC brings together the programs, services and projects of several different art centers and museums in the campus community in an effort to expand the public’s awareness, understanding, appreciation and involvement in the visual and electronic arts.

Explore Our Virtual Library Tours

Carnegie Library

For natural sciences, mathematics and statistics, engineering and computer science, library and information science, nutrition and health, photography, technical arts, and military and naval sciences.

Bird Library

For humanities, social sciences, audiovisual resources, government publications, maps, the Learning Commons, special collections and archives (see above), and library administration.

King + King Architecture Library

For architecture course reserves, current periodical titles and reference works.

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