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COVID-19: updates on library resources and services

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Last update: June 17, 2020

The University at Buffalo is monitoring the COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus) situation carefully and is taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of the UB community in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We are working closely with university officials on the shared goal of lowering the number and proximity of people on campus.

Summer 2020 update

We continue to work closely with the university on preparations for a phased re-opening of the Libraries. As the safety of our patrons is our greatest priority, all libraries, other than Silverman Library, remain closed. During the months of June, July and August, Silverman Library will be open to UB students, faculty and staff from Monday through Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Library Hours

  • The Oscar A. Silverman Library is open to current UB students, faculty and staff ONLY.
  • As of March 23, 2020, the Oscar A. Silverman Library is open:
    • Monday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • Tuesday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • Wednesday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • Saturday – Closed
    • Sunday – Closed
  • As of March 18, 2020, the following Libraries are closed until further notice:
    • Architecture & Planning Library (Abbott Hall)
    • Charles B. Sears Law Library
    • Health Sciences Library (Abbott Hall)
    • Libraries Annex
    • Lockwood Memorial Library
    • Music Library
    • Special Collections (University Archives, Poetry Collection, History of Medicine, Rare & Special Books)
  • Medical School Library: As of March 17, there is no librarian staffing the library until further notice. The space remains open to authorized users only.

Always check the Libraries website for the latest information about our hours and services.

Please note, the support hours and locations for the UBIT Help Center, student printing and public computing sites have changed.

Remote Resources:

When working remotely, we can still provide you with expert help and services including: