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 and thousands of e-books. Many are unavailable elsewhere in Western New York.
The Architecture & Planning Library (APL) is located on the third floor of the Health Sciences Library in Abbott Hall on UB's South Campus. APL serves the School of Architecture and Planning and the Western New York community.
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.
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.
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.
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 is on UB's North Campus. Lockwood is open to everyone in the UB community and to the general public. There is a Cybrary site in Lockwood for computer access. Lockwood features collections and services for students and faculty in UB's College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School of Education, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, School of Management, School of Social Work and affliated programs.
Multimedia Collections and Services encompasses four physical locations - North Campus: the Silverman Library Multimedia Center on the 1st Floor of the Silverman Library, Capen Hall; The Koren Audio Visual Center, 5th floor of the Charles B. Sears Law Library; the Music Library, first floor, Baird Hall; and on South Campus - the Health Sciences Library Multimedia Center located in room 105 of Abbott Hall.
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.
The Oscar A. Silverman Library is located in Capen Hall on UB's North Campus. 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.
Special Collections is made up of three units: