The UB Green Library was a well-used fixture in the old UB Green Office on UB’s South Campus. Its unique collection of resources, periodicals, magazines, zines, books, and media were available for use by UB students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public. Topics covered included sustainable lifestyles, environmental politics, environmental social responsibilities, enviro-economics, smart-energy (aka alternative- or green-energy), vegetarianism and veganism, and green building design materials that appealed to the do-it-yourselfer and architecture students and faculty alike.
This past year, in search of a better permanent home with expanded hours of access for the materials, Don Erb, UB’s Director of Sustainable Operations Integration for UB Sustainability, contacted the UB Libraries. The result was the addition of nearly 1,500 items to the Libraries’ collections, including 1,428 books that have been integrated into Lockwood Library‘s book collection. In addition, selected multimedia in the form of DVDs, CDs, and videocassettes were added to Silverman Library’s Multimedia Center.