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Libraries & Collections

The Libraries own more than 3.6 million volumes as well as media, and special collections. Cybraries, located in the Libraries, provide access to more than 500 computer workstations. The Libraries subscribe to 350 research databases and more than 97,000 electronic journals. Many are unavailable elsewhere in Western New York.

  • Architecture & Planning Library

    The Architecture & Planning Library is located on the first floor of Hayes Hall in the School of Architecture and Planning on the South Campus of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

  • Charles B. Sears Law Library

    The Charles B. Sears Law Library occupies six floors in the center of the Law School. Our services and research collections are carefully tailored to meet the research instruction needs of UB Law's students. Our beautiful facility, often referred to as "the heart of the Law School ," provides a comfortable, modern setting that is very conducive to the study of law.

  • Digital Collections

    The misson of Digital Collections is to pursue the digital library in all forms, to meet the requirements of the author, reader, researcher, instructor and student, and to seek out the best practices, tools and methods for development, management and persistence of the digital library.

  • Health Sciences Library

    The Health Sciences Library (HSL) provides services to meet the information needs of the instructional, research and clinical programs in the Schools of Dental Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy.

  • Libraries Annex

    The Libraries Annex, approximately 16,000 square feet in size is specially constructed to house up to 1.5 million volumes of low-use materials. The Annex is located close to both UB campuses, on Rensch Road across Sweet Home Road from UB's North Campus.

  • Lockwood Memorial Library

    The Lockwood Memorial Library is on the North Campus of the University at Buffalo. Lockwood is open to everyone in the UB community and to the general public. There is also a Cybrary site in Lockwood for computer access. Check our schedule of hours to see when the library is open. Download or view an audio tour of the Lockwood Memorial Library.

  • Multimedia Collections

    Multimedia Collections and Services encompasses two physical locations: the Silverman Library Multimedia Center on the 2nd Floor of the Silverman Library, Capen Hall, North Campus; and the Health Sciences Library Multimedia Center located on the lower level of Abbott Hall, South Campus.

  • Music Library

    The Music Library is located in Baird Hall on the North Campus. The Music Library's primary mission is to support the instructional and research needs of the UB Music Department. It also provides support to disciplines which intersect with music--dance, anthropology, American studies, theatre, and information and library studies--and serves the music information needs of Western New York's arts community.

  • Oscar A. Silverman Library

    The Oscar A. Silverman Library is located in Capen Hall on the North Campus of the University at Buffalo (see online map). It is open to everyone in the UB community and to the general public and features a variety of research, reading, and study spaces for undergraduates and graduate students. Check our schedule of hours to see when the library is open.

  • Special Collections

    Special Collections is made up of three units: