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

Icon image of books Book Requests: 

For book requests, please use Resource Sharing for longer loan periods and faster delivery. If a book is not available through resources sharing, you may request the title through ILLiad. We currently cannot fulfill request for eBooks due to copyright restrictions. 

Icon for digital articles Article Requests: 

For article requests, please use Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad). Typically, article requests can be filled digitally. You may also use ILLiad for book requests that cannot be filled by Resources Sharing. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

The ILLiad Interlibrary Loan service provides books and articles that may not be available through E. H. Butler Library. ILLiad is a free service for students, faculty, and staff of SUNY Buffalo State College. If you are a first time user please select Create ILLiad Account to create your free account. Only valid Buffalo State emails will access ILLiad.

ILLiad Logon  Create ILLiad Account

How Does Interlibrary Loan Work?

Interlibrary Loan:

  • Please do not request textbooks as they are typically not available due to publisher restrictions. 
  • Having created an ILLiad account, you can create a request for books or articles (for books, please try resource sharing first). Complete the form with all of information about the item you are requesting.  
  • Using WorldCat to Request: Search title and author in the WorldCat catalog, use the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" link for books not held by E. H. Butler Library.
  • Occasionally, we may not be able to fulfill your request due to availability and copyright restrictions. 

Interlibrary Loan materials can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Failure to pick up Interlibrary Loan requests may result in a $10 fine on your library account.

Book requests through ILLiad may take up to 15 business days to fulfill. Articles usually take between 1-4 business days and typically can be sent digitally. Please do not request textbooks, eBooks, CD's, DVD's, or Blu-Ray materials.

SUNY Resource Sharing 

SUNY Resource Sharing is a print book sharing program between the 64 SUNY campuses. Typically, book requests are received faster and loan periods are much longer than ILLiad. Resource Sharing Requests can be made through E. H. Butler Library's ALL-Search Catalog that searches through all SUNY campus libraries. 

If a specific title is not available through resources sharing, request the item through ILLiad. Currently, article requests are not available through resource sharing, please refer all article requests to ILLiad. Additionally, we cannot request these items: 

  • Commercial Textbooks 
  • DVDs & Blu-Rays 
  • eBooks 
  • Other Digital Materials

How to Make a Resources Sharing Request: 

Step 1: Go to the ALL-Search Advanced Search page and login with your Buffalo State network credentials 

This is a screenshot of the ALL-Search "Sign In" link at the top right of the advanced search page. Here you will use your network credentials to login and make a resources sharing request

Step 2: Be sure to select SUNY Catalog for your search and enter the title and author of the book you are looking for. 

This shows a screen shot of the ALL-Search queue where the search is set to "SUNY Catalog" and "Wars of the Roses" is entered into a title search. Also, "Jones, Dan" is entered into an author search

Step 3: Select the title you are looking to request from the search results. Once the record for the book comes up you can select "Request from Another SUNY Library" underneath "How to Get it." 
This is a screenshot of a book record in ALL-Search. There is an option to "Request from another SUNY Library" circled. This is how you would initiate a resource sharing request. Step 4: Select "Send Request." You will be contacted by our Resources Sharing department when your title arrives and is ready to be picked up from the Library

This is an image of the "send request" link circled. Once to click this link, the request is sent.

Contact the ILL Office

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E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878 6300
Fax: (716) 878-3134
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