University Libraries

Throughout seven locations, the University Libraries offer an outstanding array of resources, technologies, services, and people to support undergraduate research and learning. Extensive print and electronic collections are available to meet the needs of students in both physical and virtual environments. Hundreds of library databases and thousands of electronic journals and electronic books are accessible via the library website from both on and off campus. Computer workstations, wireless connectivity, and group and individual study spaces are available in each library location. Accommodating the study habits and schedules of students, the Silverman Library on north campus is open 24/7 during the semester.

More than physical and virtual spaces, the Libraries also present numerous services to assist students with their academic studies. The Interlibrary Loan Department provides delivery of library materials from one campus to another, as well as access to documents not available within the Libraries‘ collections. Librarians are available to answer questions and offer research assistance at reference/information desks in each library unit, as well as via phone, text, and chat messaging. Students can contact their subject librarian to set up an appointment for an individual research consultation—each UB department, program, and course is assigned a personal librarian. In addition to asking a librarian for assistance, students can also develop research skills by attending instructional sessions and workshops offered by the Libraries, or by exploring web-based tutorials, including the Research Tips website and the required Library Skills Workbook.

To learn more about the libraries, visit us in person or online at We look forward to working with you!

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