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University at Buffalo Libraries

Oscar A. Silverman Library

Science & Engineering Information Center

The Science & Engineering Information Center provides services and collections primarily supporting the research and teaching missions of the UB College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. A team of five subject specialist librarians, with offices on the 2nd floor, serve the science and engineering departments. A print reference collection resides on the 2nd floor, while circulating books and currently received print journals are housed on the 3rd floor.

Location | Hours | Reference Assistance | Instruction | Collections/Borrowing


The Science & Engineering Information Center is located on the 2nd & 3rd floor within the Silverman Library in Capen Hall (North Campus). See floor plans for the second & third floors. Main office: 228 Capen. Directions to Silverman.


Whenever Silverman Library is open. Science & Engineering Information Center staff are generally on-site Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reference Services are available on a walk-in basis, or by appointment

Reference Assistance

Help with reference questions, research consultations, database searching, and use of electronic resources is available from our staff or walk-in services via the Silverman Circulation/Reference Desk Hours (Phone: 716- 645-2945).

For general assistance from the University Libraries, you may also contact us via:


Class instruction and research workshops can be provided upon request covering any of our resources or services. Walk-in clinics are also occasionally scheduled in the Center on the 2nd floor.


Circulating books are all located on the 3rd floor and are arranged by Library of Congress Classification System.  They may be borrowed by UB students, faculty, staff, and by those with other borrowing privileges by taking the books to the 1st floor circulation desk or using Delivery+.

All print and electronic material owned by the UB Libraries regardless of format, location, or genre can be searched in our Library Catalog.

The print reference collection on the 2nd floor does not circulate. Our numerous online databases and reference sources are available electronically and listed by subject on our Science & Engineering Resource Guides.

Our information center now receives most of its journals in electronic format only and maintains an easily searchable database of e-journals. Articles not found in this database can be ordered at no cost to UB patrons using our Delivery+ document delivery service.

Last Update: 10 October, 2013