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Libraries, Collections, and Galleries

Research, creative expression and experiential learning are integral to the student experience at Syracuse University. Our vast libraries, research collections, museums and galleries provide you with endless opportunities for discovery and personal growth.



Featuring quiet study spaces, group meeting rooms, wireless access, 24/7 assistance, and 4.7 million items, Syracuse University Libraries support research and scholarship throughout campus and beyond.

  • Bird Library, for humanities, social sciences, audiovisual resources, government publications, maps, the Learning Commons, special collections and archives (see below), and library administration
  • 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
  • King + King Architecture Library, for architecture course reserves, current periodical titles and reference works
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, to reflect the African American Studies curriculum, while illuminating the culture and life of black people

You'll find more than just books and journals at our libraries. Resources such as assistive technology, research guides, public workstations, loaner technology, printers and copiers are also available to help you succeed at Syracuse.


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

Museums and Galleries

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

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.