Borrowing

Your UB Card serves as your library card. Current UB students, faculty and staff may use their cards to check out books and other materials at any campus library.

Loan Periods

The loan period for all library material designated as circulating can be 28 days (4 weeks) or 112 days (16 weeks). The actual loan period varies among libraries and is determined by library ownership (location), material type and the borrower status, i.e., UB student, faculty, staff, alumni or guest.

The general loan period for non-reserve materials follows:

Library Student Grad PH.D Faculty Visitor/Guest
Libraries Annex 4 weeks 4 weeks 16 weeks 16 weeks 4 weeks
Architecture & Planning Library 4 weeks 4 weeks 16 weeks 16 weeks 4 weeks
Silverman Library 4 weeks 4 weeks 16 weeks 16 weeks 4 weeks
Silverman Library - Multimedia Collections 10 days 10 days 10 days 10 days 10 days
Health Sciences Library 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Law Library 4 weeks 4 weeks 16 weeks 16 weeks 4 weeks
Lockwood Memorial Library 4 weeks 4 weeks 16 weeks 16 weeks 4 weeks
Music Library (print material) 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 16 weeks 4 weeks
Music Library (media / AV) 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days
Special Collections Materials must be used on site

Reserve Loan Period Student Grad PH.D Faculty Visitor/Guest
2 hr/In-library 2 hours
2 hr/Overnight Items may be borrowed for overnight use two hours before the library circulation desk closes and returned within one hour of the library circulation desk opening the following day (This option is not available at the Health Sciences Library).
24 hr 24 hours
3 day 3 Days
7 days 7 days