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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 prior to arrival to insure receipt of payment.