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

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Equipment Loan

Students, faculty and staff may reserve equipment such as laptops, tablets, video recording kits, projectors, and more. Equipment may be checked out for 7 days.

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.

Group Study Rooms

StudyQuad has two group study rooms with tables and dry-erase marker boards (110A and 110B), and the StudyQuad Lounge has one presentation room with a table and flat screen TV with a USB port (107F). To receive a confirmed room reservation, please book 24 hours in advance.

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

Research Appointment

Get one on one assistance from a librarian.

Find & Borrow

Use ALLsearch

Butler Library provides an easy way to search multiple library collections at once. ALLsearch is like the library's version of Google that provides results from our library catalog and various databases at once. It's a great way to get started with research.

Search Course Reserves

Search for articles, books, chapters, and media items put on reserve for your classes.

Borrow Materials

Buffalo State faculty, staff, and students may borrow books, media, and reserve materials at the Circulation Desk by using a valid Bengal Card. Review policies for loaned materials.

Borrow from Another Library (Interlibrary Loan)

If Butler Library doesn't have what you're looking for, we may be able to get it from another library. Interlibrary Loan is a free service for current Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff.

Explore the 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.

Technology in the Library

Computer Labs

Butler Library hosts the largest open computer labs on campus, with a variety of technologies and services available.

Copy & Print

Networked printers and copiers are located in Butler Library’s Information Commons, QuietQuad, and StudyQuad.

Equipment Loan

Check out laptops, tablets, video recording kits, projectors, and more.

RITE Support Desk

The RITE Support Desk is the first point of contact for technical assistance on campus. Get help with network accounts, Student Gmail, Banner, wi-fi, printing, and more.

Research Help

Questions & Answers

Browse FAQ's relating to the library, technology, services, and more.

Citation Help

Get help with citation styles (APA, MLA, Chicago) and avoiding plagiarism.

Find Scholarly Sources

This tutorial will show you how to find resources using Summon. In this tutorial, you will learn how to: search for information using keywords; use limiters to refine your results; and save your citations.

Find Journals by Title

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. 

Research Guides

Browse avaialble library resources by subject.

Writing Center

The Writing Center in Butler Library, a service of the Information Commons in partnership with the College Writing Program, offers an array of free services to assist students throughout all stages of the writing process.


SkillShops are 30-50 minute drop-in workshops designed to introduce and develop skills to help you succeed. Topics cover a range of topics including finding books, time management, study skills, choosing a research topic and more!

For more information and a current schedule, visit the library's SkillShop page.

Library Liaisons

Your Library Liaisons

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

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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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