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Services for UB Students, Faculty & Staff


Annex General Circulating Collection: (Books)

Items identified as part of the Libraries Annex General collection in the libraries catalog, may be requested by choosing the ‘Annex’ service option in the user’s Delivery+ account.  Eligible books will be delivered to the UB Library of the patron’s choice within 1 to 3 business days. Users will be notified through email once the material is available for pick-up.


Annex Non-Circulating Collection:

Items identified as part of the Libraries Annex Non-Circulating General collection in the libraries catalog, the libraries catalog, cannot be charged out to patrons. Patrons are welcome to use these materials at the Annex during building hours, or items may be delivered to the UB library of the patron’s choice for in-library use on an as-needed basis. For more information please contact the Annex staff at 716-645-5114, or by email at libannex@buffalo.edu.


Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Journal articles and book chapters which are inclusive of materials housed at the Annex may be requested by selecting the ‘Annex’ service option available through the user’s Delivery+ account. All book chapters and journal articles will be scanned and delivered to the user's desktop within one business day via ILLiad.


Special Collections Materials:

All archival material and rare books from Special Collections which are stored at the Annex must be used in the Special Collections Research Room, 420 Capen Hall.  No on-site use of the material at the Annex is permitted. Material from Special Collections must be requested in advance by calling Special Collections at 716-645-2916 or by email at lib-archives@buffalo.edu. Special Collections staff will arrange for delivery of materials to 420 Capen Hall where the material can be used.


Microfilm/microfiche Collection:

Microfiche materials that are housed at the Annex may be requested by choosing the ‘Annex’ service option in the user’s Delivery+ account.  Microfiche will be delivered to the Multimedia Center located on the second floor of the Capen Libraries, within 1-3 business days. Users may also use the state-of-the-art microfiche scanner in the Reading Room at the Annex to scan and email or save to their USB drive the microfiche images, during Annex hours. To expedite retrieval of materials for on-site use, users are advised to contact the Annex staff at 716-645-5114, or by email at libannex@buffalo.edu. Please search the Library Catalog for the title and document number of the items you wish to use before calling the Annex.


On-Site Use of All Materials:

UB faculty, staff and students may visit the Annex to use materials in the reading room during hours the Annex is open. The stacks in the Annex are closed to patrons. To expedite retrieval of materials for on-site use, users are advised to contact the Annex staff at 716-645-5114, or by email at libannex@buffalo.edu. Please search the library catalog for the title and call number of the items you wish to use before calling the Annex.

The Reading Room is equipped with a state-of-the-art scanner allowing users to scan and either email or save the images to their portable USB drive (preferred). The Reading Room also houses two computer Research Stations, a dedicated iprint@UB printer, and a microform scanner.