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Commuters: Resources and Services


Commuter students have specific needs, and Butler Library can help meet those needs. We have spaces for students to work and resources you can access from both on and off campus. You can borrow a laptop to bring to class, or search our online collections from home to find ebooks and journal articles for your research. Need more help? Try searching our FAQ. And remember that you can contact us with any questions.

Find out more about campus resources and services for commuter students at Student Life's commuters page.

New York Public Library resources

If you're looking for a way to get more out of your commute, take a look at the free, digital resources through the New York Public Library. Did you know that all residents of New York State can receive a free New York Public Library card? You don't even need to go in person — you can apply online and receive the card in the mail. The NYPL has thousands of e-books and audiobooks available to help make your commute fly by!

To find out more and to apply online for a card, visit NYPL's Get a Library Card page.

NYPL's E-Book Central provides all the information you need to find and access e-books and audiobooks with your NYPL card.

Computer Labs

Computer Labs

E. H. Butler Library hosts the largest open computer labs on campus, with a variety of technologies and services available:

  • Approximately 147 PCs & 5 Macs
  • Black-and-white printers (3), color printers/copiers (2), black-and-white copiers (2).
  • Two scanners for academic-related projects.
  • An Assistive Technology Lab with equipment and software for patrons with disabilities.
  • Wireless network access throughout the library.
Computer Lab Locations

Three general labs and an Assistive Technology lab are located throughout Butler Library.

StudyQuad BUTL 110
53 PCs & 3  Macs
QuietQuad BUTL 181
43 PCs & 2 Macs

Assistive Technology Lab


3 PCs

Academic Commons

48 PCs

Stop by the Ask Us Desk on the first floor to consult with a reference librarian. Butler Library’s Equipment Loan service, located at the circulation desk, provides a variety of items for checkout including laptops, tablets, and audio/video equipment.

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