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Borrowing

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.

Lost/Damaged policies have been updated due to COVID-19.

Lost/Damaged/Not-Returned Materials

Replacement Costs

  • UB Libraries Materials – Replacement costs and fees will be reinstated for library materials beginning March 1, 2022. These charges had been temporarily waived since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The $25 replacement fee will be waived for lost materials returned before March 31, 2022.

Viewing and Paying Lost/Damaged Materials Fees

Library users may view outstanding charges by using My Account.

Options for paying lost/damaged materials fees are as follows:

  • UB faculty, staff, students as well as Courtesy and Guest library users may pay outstanding charges online using My Account. Please allow 7-10 days for accounts to reflect credit.
    • Prior to July 1, 2019 any replacement charges that were transferred to Student Accounts must be paid through HUB Student Center or at 1Capen.
  • SUNY faculty, staff and students who borrowed materials in-person at the University Libraries may pay by check or money order.

Payments by check or money order (payable to the University at Buffalo Libraries) may be made in-person or mailed to:

University Libraries Finances Office
University at Buffalo
218 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

If paying in-person, contact the University Libraries Finance Office at 716-645-5950 or ULFees@buffalo.edu prior to arrival to insure receipt of payment.