Alumni Association members are eligible to receive borrowing privileges from the library through the Friends of the Library program at no cost. All graduates Buffalo State are automatically enrolled as members and entitled to the privileges of the Buffalo State Alumni Association.
To receive borrowing privileges, simply present your Alumni ID card to the Circulation Desk. Visit the Alumni Association webpage to request your free Alumni Card.
Visit the Friends of the Library page for more information on borrowing policies.
Alumni may request a guest computer pass at the Information Commons, by presenting their Buffalo State alumni card and a photo ID, for in-library use of computers and access to software, research databases, Internet searching, and other web resources. A new guest computer pass is issued each visit.
Alumni can also access Alumni Editions for two of our most popular databases - Academic Search Complete and Business Source Complete. Find instructions for access on the Alumni Association webpage (scroll down to Online Library Databases).
If your institution participates in the Open Access Project, Academic Library InfoPass Project, or the InfoPass Project, you may be eligible to borrow materials and receive a guest computer pass. Check with your college or university library for more information.
Scholars from other institutions who are working with a department at Buffalo State must present a letter on letterhead from the Buffalo State department chair with whom they are affiliated. These visiting scholars will have borrowing privileges and access to computers.
Members of the community are cordially invited to join the Friends of the Library in order to receive library borrowing privileges and in-library computer access.
Members of the community are cordially invited to join the Friends of E. H. Butler Library. Your Friends card will allow you to borrow books, videos, and other circulating materials. If you would like to use our computer facilities, you will be issued a guest computer account each time you visit for in-library use of computers and access to research databases and other web resources.
|Item Type||Loan Period||Renewals|
|Books - General Collection||28 days||2|
|DVD & CD||7 or 14 days||Varies|
|In-Library Use Laptops||N/A||N/A|
Borrowing privileges will be suspended if you have:
If a book or media item is lost, or damaged beyond repair according to library standards, the borrower will be charged as follows:
|Books||$0.50 per day to a maximum of $15.00|
|Media||$0.50 per day to a maximum of $15.00|
|Recalled Items||$2.00 per day|
Please stop by the Circulation Desk at Butler Library for a membership application form during regular library hours or print out an application and mail it with a check to the library.