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Multimedia Collections & Services

Equipment Loans

The Multimedia Collections & Services offers a wide variety of media and technology equipment for loan to all UB Students. Please browse our collection in the Equipment Booking System to find the right tools for your projects.

  • Do not book equipment with video recording studios or editing stations. Please make a separate order for video recording studios or editing stations.
  • Equipment may be loaned for a maximum of 7 days.
  • One renewal period is allowed if there are no outstanding reservations for the equipment by the due date.  Please email for renewal, you cannot renew from the booking system.
  • You must wait 2 weeks before booking same equipment again.  You CANNOT make a booking request for the item every 2 weeks, additional requests will be cancelled.
  • You may only check out one camcorder or camera at a time.
  • You may only check out one laptop at a time.
  • Reservations must be made at least 1 business day (before 5:00pm) in advance.
  • Please contact us if you do not receive a confirmation email after completing your reservation.
  • Your UB Card is required for checking out equipment, please have it with you at the pickup appointment.
  • Pick up equipment at the Silverman Library circulation desk between 8:00am to Midnight on the day of your appointment. ***Holidays may affect pick up hours.***
  • At your pick up appointment, staff will go over the inventory check list with you. This can take up to 15 minutes, please plan accordingly.
  • Reservations will be cancelled if equipment is not picked up on the day of the appointment.
  • Borrowing privileges may be suspended for late returns or missed appointments.
  • Late fee for non return of equipment is $5 a day. If an item is overdue for more than 3 days, it will be declared Lost and a replacement fee + processing fee will be charged to your account.
  • You are responsible for the equipment in your possession. Replacement fee + processing fee will be charged to your account for missing pieces, broken items, or lost items.
  • ***Please review the complete Multimedia Equipment Loans Policies sheet that comes with your equipment.***

By clicking Agree and Continue, I confirm that I have reviewed and agreed with all the above policies and accept responsibility for any equipment I borrow.

Agree and Continue


  • Omar Brown, Silverman Evening Supervisor
    Phone: (716) 645-8626
  • Christopher Cheung, Educational Technology Associate, Health Sciences Library Multimedia Center
    Phone: (716) 829-5745
  • Michael Kankiewicz, Manager, Silverman Library Multimedia Center
    Phone: (716) 645-1329
  • Lori Widzinski, Head of Multimedia and Music Collections & Services
    Phone: (716) 645-7785