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Faculty & Staff Guide

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Course Reserves

Provide special-use articles, books, chapters, and media items for your classes.

Interlibrary Loan

If we don't have an item you need, chances are we can get it from one of our partner libraries. Interlibrary loan is a free service for current Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff.

Library Instruction

Buffalo State faculty, staff, and student organizations may bring classes or groups to E. H. Butler Library for instruction in doing library research.

Proxy Request

Faculty and staff may designate a student as their proxy to check out library materials using this online form.

Purchase Request 

Suggest an item for the Collection or a film for classroom support.

Film request

Digital Campus (Swank) Film request - please note: this is now part of the Purchase Request form.

Research Appointment

Get one on one assistance from a librarian.

Faculty Publishing & Scholarship Library Guide

While generating your scholarship and publishing in academic journals, there are several resources Butler Library offers to faculty. We can assist you with finding impact factors, h-indexes, and other bibliometrics/altmetrics. We can also assist you will research article processing fees, avoiding predatory publishers, and open access do's and don'ts. This guide is an in-depth overview of how we can help you. 

Accessible PDF Exchange

E. H. Butler Library is providing a form to enter any PDF content you might be using in your course shell and we will try to locate the resource in our library's electronic collection. We are also interested in getting you library resources in accessible formats for your personal use. Do you have an article or book chapter PDF you've been using for years? Let us know and we will try to provide you with an accessible version. Click for more information

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