Bird Library

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outside of Bird Library at night

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Located next to the Schine Student Center, Bird Library is the busiest academic building on campus based on the number of visits. Its 7 floors covers 227,249 square feet and includes social sciences and humanities resources.

Lower Level - Syracuse Abroad@Bird; CLASS tutoring and coaching; Quiet Reading Room; Electronic Training Center classroom; Spector Seminar classroom; open study areas

1st Floor - Diane and Bob Miron '59 Learning Commons; Check Out Desk; Technology Desk; Information Desk; computer workstations and technology; printing stations; Joel and Barbara Zelnick Assistive Technology Room; Peter Graham Scholarly Commons; Blackstone LaunchPad entrepreneurship center; Pages Cafe; New Book area; exhibition displays; open study areas

2nd Floor - Reference collection; current newspapers and periodicals; quiet computer area; Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (SOURCE); open study areas; Dean's office

3rd Floor - Government publications; Map Room; microfilm and microfiche; Service Desk; request access to CD, DVD, VHS and game collections; prayer and reflection room; individual, small group and team study rooms; open study areas

4th Floor - Biblio Gallery; media playback equipment; Digital Scholarship Space; long-term and team study rooms; open study areas

5th Floor - Faculty Commons; Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence; lactation room; long-term and team study rooms; open study areas

6th Floor - Special Collections Research Center; University Archives; Robert Ortwine Exhibition gallery; main gallery; Lemke Room for instruction; Hillyer Room; Spector Room; Plastics Pioneers Reading Room; Safire Room for quiet work

Note: Belfer Audio Laboratory and Archive, part of Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), located next door to Bird Library houses rare audio recordings, historic playback machines and serves as the hub for SCRC's media preservation work in all audiovisual formats. It is not open to the public. Contact scrc@syr.edu for more information.

Video Tour of Bird Library