Using the Libraries

The resources on this page provide information about services available in the University Libraries, including hours of operation, how to borrow books, and where to find a place to study. If you don’t see the answer to your question below, or if you need more information, Ask a Librarian.


  • Hours/Floor Plans/Power

    Hours of operation vary depending on location, holidays, and exam periods. Silverman Library is open 24/7, except for intersessions and university holidays.

  • Borrowing Materials

    Your UB Card serves as your library card. Current UB students, faculty and staff may use their cards to check out books and other materials at any campus library.

  • Delivery+

    Delivery+ is the free document delivery service the University at Buffalo Libraries use to provide library materials to faculty, staff and students. Use Delivery+ to request materials from any UB library or any library in the world.

  • Computers & Scanners

    More than 400 computer workstations are located throughout the UB Libraries and our easy-to-use, touch screen scanners are free in every library.

  • Study Spaces

    There are plenty of comfortable, safe places to study in the Libraries. You’ll find silent, individual study spaces that are perfect for working alone, and collaborative study areas where you can work with a group on class projects and assignments.

  • Reserve a Room

    Group Study Rooms are located in UB’s North & South Campus libraries and can be reserved for 2 hours.

  • Equipment Loans

    A wide variety of media and technology equipment is available for loan to current UB students, faculty and staff.

  • Video Recording Studios

    Whether you’re creating full-length video presentations or short class projects, our Video Recording Studios in Silverman Library make the process fast and easy.

  • Food & Beverages

    Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a snack in the pleasant surroundings of Whispers Café. Located in Silverman Library and the Health Sciences Library, both cafés feature Starbucks beverages, along with a variety of sandwiches, salads and fresh baked goods.