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Science & Engineering Information Center

The Center is a focal point for assisting students with scientific and technical questions, ranging from what types of microgravity experiments NASA conducts in space to whether it’s possible to mathematically model the growth of plants. Our experienced librarians help you obtain and evaluate scientific data, technical information, and specialized forms of literature such as patents and standards.


Whenever Lockwood 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 on a walk-in basis or by appointment.

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.


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 2nd 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 1st floor does not circulate.

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.