Bird Library offers extended hours during midterms, October 13-22

In collaboration with the Student Association, Bird Library be open for extended hours during fall semester midterms, including the weekends of October 14-15 and October 21-22.

During this period, Bird Library will be open until midnight on Friday nights, open at 9 a.m.on both Saturdays and Sundays, and stay open until 3 a.m. on Saturday nights.

The initiative is sponsored by the Student Association, which is covering the costs of security and custodial services for the additional 18 open hours.

Libraries of the World exhibit on display in Bird Library

A new display entitled Libraries of the World is currently on display on the 4th floor of Bird Library. Featured institutions include the ancient Library of Alexandria, Michelangelo’s Laurentian Library, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the British Library, and more. The exhibit places special emphasis on global representation, but it also contains a few local examples, such as our own Carnegie Library. Libraries of the World will remain up through the fall semester.


University Archives, Athletics featured in WETM piece on Ernie Davis

Elmira-based WETM television recently aired a feature story on Syracuse University legend Ernie Davis as part of their Black History Month coverage. Davis came to Syracuse University from Elmira, where he moved with his family at the age of twelve. He was known as the “Elmira Express.”

Reporter Ryan Ruff visited University Archives for an interview with university archivist Meg Mason and to view items from the Ernie Davis archive. Ruff also interviewed Herman Frazier, Senior Deputy Director of Athletics at Syracuse University, for perspective on Davis as a student-athlete.

The clip can be viewed at


Bird Library to open 24 hours on weekends during mid-terms

Through a pilot program in collaboration with the Student Association, Bird Library will be open 24 hours, 7 days a week during mid-terms, including the weekends of February 24-26 and March 3-5. Bird Library normally closes at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

SA is covering the costs of security and custodial services for the additional 56 open hours. The initiative was championed by James Franco, SA Academic Affairs chair, who said, “Student Association is thrilled to see this long-desired initiative become a reality. The administrators for Syracuse University Libraries, led by Dean Seaman, were wonderful partners throughout the process, and Student Association thanks them for their support. We look forward to seeing the positive effects this change has on the campus community and will continue to work with Syracuse University Libraries to create more impactful initiatives down the road.”

Carnegie Library to open 24/7 during reading days and finals

Carnegie Library Reading Room Interior Students StudyingTo meet student needs for silent study space, the SU Libraries will open the Carnegie Library Reading Room 24/7 during reading days and the final exam period — Friday, December 9 through Thursday, December 15.

The extended hours, which will use a combination of library staff and DPS officers, will correspond with Bird Library’s extended hours, which normally operates on a 24-hour schedule.

Carnegie Library will return to normal hours on Friday, December 16.

Note: the Libraries permits beverages in secure travel mugs in the Reading Room. No other form of drinks or food will be allowed in any Carnegie Library space.