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Syracuse University Libraries

Resources for New Faculty

Discover how SU Libraries can support teaching, learning, and research during your first weeks as SU faculty member

Getting Help at SU Libraries

Use the following phone numbers to get general help from library staff: 

Research Assistance:


call (315) 443-4083

text (315) 464-0744

Live chat at

Circulation Assistance: (315) 443-5727
Course Reserves:

Bird Library; or (315) 443-6215

Carnegie Library - or (315) 443-2160


Subject Specialist Librarians

Subject Specialist Librarians assist with in-depth research in their subject areas, perform research instruction at faculty request, and have collection development responsibilities for their areas. Contact your Subject Specialist for any of the following reasons:

  • To schedule library instruction sessions for your classes 
  • To develop course & subject resource guides
  • To request books & DVDs for purchase
  • To request periodicals for subscription
  • To request new electronic resources
  • For reference questions & research assistance

Feel free to refer your students to the Subject Specialists as well. A full listing of Subject Specialists can be found online.