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The Heart of the Campus

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The Heart of the Campus renovations are in process, and the third floor of the Oscar A. Silverman Library in Capen Hall is closed until November 2015 to allow its transformation into a new, vibrant, student-centered learning space. In December and January, study spaces, collections and services will move to Lockwood Library, and the Silverman Cybrary will move to the second floor of Capen. Lockwood Library is the 24/7 library location for 2015 beginning at the start of the Spring semester on January 26, 2015.

When construction is complete, the third floor will feature bright, flexible study areas to accommodate individuals and groups; a grand reading room; a state-of-the-art classroom; new spaces for creating, editing and viewing media; and new technology spaces.

Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.

Please feel free to ask at a service desk or contact if you have questions or comments.

Lockwood Library Stairwell Project

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The entrance rotunda and external/internal stairway to the Lockwood Library entrance will be closed for stairwell rehabilitation starting on December 16, 2014 and will remain closed until approximately January 6, 2015.

Users should enter Lockwood Library either through Baldy Hall or Clemens Hall to access the second floor entrances.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Best Books of 2014

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Did you know that all of the books on The New York Times The 10 Best Books of 2014 are available in the UB Libraries? They include:

All the Light We Cannot See (Book)

All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

Dept. of Speculation (Book)

Dept. of Speculation

by Jenny Offill

Euphoria (Book)


by Lily King

Family Life (Book)

Family Life

by Akhil Sharma

Redeployment (Book)


by Phil Klay

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? (Book)

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

by Roz Chast

On Immunity (Book)

On Immunity

by Eula Biss

Penelope Fitzgerald (Book)

Penelope Fitzgerald

by Hermione Lee

The Sixth Extinction (Book)

The Sixth Extinction

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Thirteen Days in September (Book)

Thirteen Days in September

by Lawrence Wright

What were some of your favorite books from 2014?

Stress Relief Days Return to the UB Libraries!

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UB students can take a break and relax between end-of-semester study sessions during Stress Relief Days in the UB Libraries. We’ll have therapy dogs to meet and pet, free coffee and snacks, and soothing music in two locations:

Lockwood Memorial Library

Government Documents Area, 1st Floor Lockwood Library

  • Monday, Dec 8th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec 9th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec 10th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Health Sciences Library

Room B-15, lower level

  • Monday, Dec 8th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec 9th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec 10th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.



Anselm Hollo Collection Open for Research

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The Poetry Collection is happy to announce the opening for research of the Anselm Hollo Collection, consisting primarily of manuscript material and correspondence from the late 1960s through the early 1970s. Manuscripts include typescript and handwritten material for The Coherences, Any Day Now, and Sensation, as well as translations of Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski, and Tomaž Šalamun. Correspondents include Howard McCord, John Batki, Calvin Israel, Gary Gildner, George Starbuck, Daniel Halpern, George Butterick, Allan Kornblum, Greg Kuzma, James Laughlin, Walter Lowenfels, David Ray, Lucien Stryk, and Robert Vas Dias. Poet and translator Anselm Hollo was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1934. He moved to the United States in 1967 and taught at various universities, including the University at Buffalo. The finding aid for the collection is available online here. For more information about the collection, please contact