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Access to Library Resources & Services: Home

If you are enrolled in or teaching an online course through UB, use this guide to learn about the resources and services available through the University Libraries.
Last Updated: Sep 14, 2020 11:42 AM

Off-Campus Access

For help connecting from off-campus, consult our guide Off-Campus Access.

Please note: Always start your research from the University Libraries website to ensure authenticated access to subscribed databases and other materials!

Finding

Search the Libraries' Catalog

The UB Libraries' Catalog will help you locate the items you need. Find online books, magazines, journals, and multimedia in the UB Libraries collections. The current default is to online only.

Search Databases

We have more than 360 databases to help you locate journal articles, book chapters, reports and more. The Research Tips page is useful for those new to the library research process.

Search Course Reserve

Reserve readings for your course may have been placed online in Course Reserve.

Faculty: The Libraries may be able to purchase ebooks or electronic copies of required course materials. Please email libdelivery@buffalo.edu directly if you are a Faculty or Staff member and would like the University Libraries to explore electronic access options for required course materials.

Accessing

Document Delivery

Delivery+ is the free document delivery service for UB faculty, staff and students.

We are currently unable to supply physical items or allow access to our physical collections at this time.

UB has access to many ebooks via our databases such as eBook Collection and ProQuest Ebook Central.

If you are unable to utilize the above resources, we are happy to investigate purchasing or borrowing an ebook. Please submit your request via Delivery+.

Additionally, you may request book chapter(s) compliant with Title 17, Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act. This will be delivered electronically.

Returning and Renewing Library Materials

Currently, all library materials will be automatically renewed, including Interlibrary Loan items. No materials will accrue fines or be billed as lost. There is no need to return materials at this time.

If you must return books or other library materials, you can:

  • Return them to any library drop box located outside of Abbott, Lockwood or the Music Library.
  • Drop off materials at any SUNY Library. These items will be returned to UB Libraries on your behalf.
  • Mail to: University at Buffalo Delivery Services, 235 Lockwood Memorial Library, Buffalo, NY 14260.
  • NOTE: If you choose to return library materials, there may be significant delays in removing these items from your UB Libraries account.

Alternative Access to Articles

Finding the full text of articles can be tricky, but it doesn't have to be!

If you search for scholarly publications from off-campus or using tools like Google Scholar, you can use a browser plug-in to help locate the full text of the articles you need.

The best part? These plug-ins are FREE (and some can connect to UB subscriptions too)!

Newspaper Articles

The UB Libraries offer access to newspaper articles

**To stay up to date with current events in the Western New York area, the Buffalo News has temporarily offered 1000 free articles on a daily basis.

Subject Librarian List

Do you have a general libraries question and need a quick answer? Get instant answers on our Instant Librarian Chat service.

If you need assistance within a certain subject or discipline, including securing course materials, please contact the liaison to your department.

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