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University at Buffalo Libraries

Services for Libraries' Visitors and Guests

All members of the public are welcome at any of the University Libraries during their hours of operation. Visitors need to obtain one of two cards in order to access Libraries' resources:

Who is Eligible?

Courtesy Borrower / Library Research Station Access Card (blue card)

blue card

Library Research Station Access Card (yellow card)

yellow card

Current UB Alumni Association members (One-time or annual fee)

Yes

 

SUNY school Open Access Program members (Valid student/faculty/staff ID from any SUNY school)

Yes

 

InfoPass Program member (Application obtained at participating WNY public or academic library for reciprocal borrowing privileges)

Yes

 

Friends of the University Libraries member (Annual fee)

Yes

 

Corporate Borrower Program member (Designated employee of eligible business firm)

Yes

 

All other members of the general community not eligible for a Courtesy Borrower / Library Research Station Access Card (blue card) (Photo identification required at any Circulation Desk)

 

Yes

Sixty and Over Auditors (Senior Auditors)

Yes

 
Polish Arts Club Members Yes  


Using UB Libraries' Collections

Courtesy Borrower / Library Research Station Access Card (blue card)

blue card

Library Research Station Access Card (yellow card)

yellow card

General use of UB collections and reference assistance

Yes Yes

Borrowing UB Libraries' materials

Yes

No

On-campus access to electronic journals, e-books and databases

Yes

(with a few exceptions)

Yes

(with a few exceptions)

Off-campus access to electronic journals, e-books and databases

No

Limited access for Alumni Association members

No

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Obtaining materials not owend by UB libraries

Requesting materials owned by UB libraries

 

No


Yes

No

Use of group study rooms

(see policy)

(see policy)

Using materials from the Libraries' Annex

(see policy)

(see policy)

Use My Library Card

Yes


No



Using UB Libraries' Computers

Courtesy Borrower / Library Research Station Access Card (blue card)

blue card

Library Research Station Access Card (yellow card)

yellow card

Library Research Stations
Please note: Due to licensing restrictions, word processing and productivity software are NOT available on library research computers for Alumni and Visitors.

Yes

Yes

Cybrary Stations
(with word processing and productivity software)

No

No

Printing (10¢ per page)
Please note: Printing requires the use of a Print/Copy Debit Card.

Yes

Yes

UB Secure Wireless network

No

No

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Last Update: Nov. 2013