Bird Library

October 27, 2017 - 1:45pm
Students had the chance to reflect on the lives lost in the Pan Am Flight 103 attack over Lockerbie, Scotland and on the Remembrance Week motto "Look back, act forward" at Syracuse University's open archives.

The Pan Am Flight 103 archives have opened their doors for another year as Syracuse University celebrates Remembrance Week and honors those whose lives were lost in the bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. The archives hold artifacts from the 35 SU students who died during the attack as well as items and information on all 270 victims of the flight that crashed on December 21, 1988.

November 5, 2012 - 2:14pm
Located on the sixth floor of Bird Library, the SU archives offer a look into the school's past.


January 4, 2011 - 6:02pm
From Gutenberg to Malcolm X, history is literally at your fingertips on the Bird's sixth floor.

It’s an old joke that a library’s worth is measured by how much its collection weighs.

Syracuse University’s Bird Library houses about 3 million volumes, and its Special Collections Research Center includes more than 145,000 printed works and more than 2,000 manuscript and archival collections.

Impressive numbers. But they don’t prove the millions of volumes are being used.

December 9, 2009 - 8:25pm
SU students, library officials and others discuss one of the library's growing challenges: Too many books.

Savanna Kemp felt outraged when she heard the Syracuse University Library planned to move 100,000 books per year to a storage facility more than four hours away.

Kemp organized a Facebook group in opposition to the plan, which attracted nearly 350 students, and spoke out at Student Association and University Senate meetings about the dilemma. After hearing the opinions of Kemp and other students, library officials put the plan on hold last month. 

“It was really heartening to see we were listened to,” said Kemp, a junior majoring in English and women’s studies.

November 17, 2009 - 1:12pm
College basketball season hits its stride today with 24-hour coverage by ESPN.

It’s a good day when SU sophomore Lynnae Lampkins is the main photo on the local paper; basketball season is speeding up court in the same manner as the fast Orange point guard.