ALLsearch is the name given to the Primo search interface. Primo is the platform. ALLsearch is a special search scope that allows searching across all library resource types (articles, books, media, etc). There are other search scopes available by clicking on ALLsearch. These include the library catalog, course reserves, and the SUNY catalog. Most library resources can be found with ALLsearch.
If you see the following error: The login process has failed. Please refer to the library for assistance. Sign out from the external authentication system
This usually indicates that the user is missing an account in Alma, the library system for managing resources and users. Report this error to the library so that the account can be fixed.
My Library Card allows patrons to see current checkouts, outstanding fines, and requests. It is a user management interface for their library account. Student accounts get loaded into Alma each semester. They will expire at the end of the next semester. So students registered for Spring 2020 expire at the end of Summer 2020. Students registered for Summer 2020 will expire at the end of Fall 2020.
Faculty and staff accounts are loaded differently and typically expire several years in the future.
The proxy server provides access to licensed library content to off-campus users. The server redirects traffic through a registered IP address that vendors recognize as belonging to Buffalo State College. This login uses the Buffalo State network login. On campus users will not see this login prompt as they are already on a recognized IP range. This login is separate from the ALLsearch login and not part of single sign on services.
If you have trouble logging into the proxy server, try the following
Illiad is the interlibrary loan platform used to request books and articles from other libraries on behalf of Buffalo State patrons. Articles are delivered to the patrons registered email address as a PDF and usually available for 30 days. Physical items availability is dependent on the lending library but is usually around 30 days. Failure to pickup or return Illiad items may result in fees and fines.
Illiad users create their own username and password, but must use their Buffalo State email address. Users can reset their password here:
Note: The Butler library is in the process of migrating from standalone authentication to LDAP for Illiad. This project is expected to be completed by Summer 2020.
SUNY Resource Sharing is a new service that is available through Primo (ALLsearch). SUNY Resource Sharing allows Buffalo State patrons to borrow physical 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:
The library uses a self-checkout application called Meescan. Meescan only functions on campus. Any holds placed will be available for pickup on the open hold shelf located between StudyQuad and Quietquad. To use Meescan, follow the steps below:
1. Download Meescan
2. Open the app, press Start and login with your Buffalo State username and password.
Please note: Meescan requires location services to be active on your phone.
3. Tap the + to start checking out
Scan the barcode on the paperwork included in the book.
Place the red line directly through the barcode to scan the item.
If the barcode fails to scan, you can type it in manually by selecting Can't scan, Type-in the code.
Press Finish and a receipt will be emailed to you.
If you have problems logging into Meescan, please contact the IT helpdesk for assistance with your username and password:
If you get an error with Meescan regarding your account, please contact circulation services at:
There are two self checkout stations located in the library.
The first is located next to the open hold shelf in the main lobby of the library.
The second is located at the ASKUS desk.
To use the stations: