Using the Libraries
The resources on this page provide information about services available in the University Libraries, including hours of operation, how to borrow books, and where to find a place to study. If you don’t see the answer to your question below, or if you need more information, Ask a Librarian.
Hours of operation vary depending on location, holidays, and exam periods. Silverman Library is open 24/7, except for intersessions and university holidays.
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.
Delivery+ is the free document delivery service the University at Buffalo Libraries use to provide library materials to faculty, staff and students. Use Delivery+ to request materials from any UB library or any library in the world.
More than 400 computer workstations are located throughout the UB Libraries and our easy-to-use, touch screen scanners are free in every library.
There are plenty of comfortable, safe places to study in the Libraries. You’ll find silent, individual study spaces that are perfect for working alone, and collaborative study areas where you can work with a group on class projects and assignments.
Group Study Rooms are located in UB’s North & South Campus libraries and can be reserved for 2 hours.
A wide variety of media and technology equipment is available for loan to current UB students, faculty and staff.
Whether you’re creating full-length video presentations or short class projects, our Video Recording Studios in Silverman Library make the process fast and easy.
Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a snack in the pleasant surroundings of Whispers Café. Located in Silverman Library and the Health Sciences Library, both cafés feature Starbucks beverages, along with a variety of sandwiches, salads and fresh baked goods.