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HVAC construction project in the Butler Library

Getting books through resource sharing

During construction, resource sharing may be the fastest way to get some materials.

SUNY Resource Sharing

SUNY Resource Sharing is a new service that is available through Primo (ALLsearch). SUNY Resource Sharing allows Buffalo State patrons to borrow physical and electronic materials from other SUNY libraries. When the Butler library is unable to provide access to a resource, resource sharing links will be displayed that allow requesting through Illiad or SUNY Resource Sharing:

  • Look for the Request from another SUNY library link inside the record
  • Optional: Click on Show items at other SUNY Libraries to see which other SUNY libraries have inventory for this item.


  • The form will already be completed. Click Send Request.
  • Users must be logged in Primo (ALLsearch) for SUNY Resource Sharing links to be displayed. These services are only available for students, faculty, and staff. Community borrowers will not be able to use these services.
  • Turnaround time for all resource sharing is 4-5 business days for physical items and 24 hours for articles. There is no guarantee of availability for either service.
  • Textbooks and media are usually not available via resource sharing.
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