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E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State, The State University of New York

Faculty & Staff Guide: Find

Request Forms

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.

Scholarly Exhibit Application

Butler Library invites faculty and staff to submit their publications or creative works for display.

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.

Scholarship & Research

Faculty Workshops

Learn more about library services for faculty with our catalog and schedule of professional development workshops. 


Butler Library provides an easy way to search multiple library collections at once. AllSearch is a library-specific search engine that provides results from our library catalog and various databases at once. It's a great way to get started with research. You can find AllSearch on the library's homepage.

Journal Titles

Find specific journals by title or by ISSN. Search for journals held by Butler Library in print or digitally, and learn how to access them. 

Digital Commons

Buffalo State College's Institutional Repository (IR) system brings together all the college's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research. The IR is an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Presentations, senior theses, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR. E-mail Digital Commons to learn more. is a website which ranks the importance and quality of research journals in many subject fields.  Use this source to search by journal name, publication year, or subject categories developed by ISI/Web of Science.  Developed at the University of Washington.

Buffalo State on ResearchGate

ResearchGate is a free professional network for scholars and researchers.


Creating Persistent URLs to Online Articles

Persistent URLs are internet addresses to full-text articles, useful in course management systems such as Blackboard.

Equipment Loan

Check out cameras, laptops, projectors and more from the RITE Support Desk.

Printing & Photocopying

Networked printers and copiers are located throughout Butler Library. Please visit the circulation desk to find out more about your faculty and staff printing privileges. For large print and copy jobs, we recommend using the campus Copy Center, CLEV 111, (716) 878-4509.

RITE: Computing Help for Faculty and Staff

This page contains information for Buffalo State faculty and staff on how to obtain software and hardware for home use, plus a link to finding alternative software solutions.

Faculty & Staff FAQ

Library Liaisons

Your Library Liaisons

Don't know who to contact at Butler Library? Find out here.

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