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Coming Soon: Stress Relief Days in the UB Libraries!


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

Basement Staff Lounge

  • Monday, May 12th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 13th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 14th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Health Sciences Library

Room B-15, lower level

  • Tuesday, May 13th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 14th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 15th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.



List of New Additions at the Libraries

The Burglary (Book) by Betty MedsgerEach week, the UB Libraries provide an updated list of recently acquired material.  The New Additions list provides access to new titles added to the University Libraries.New books, journals, and government documents in all formats, including electronic, are included.

The list is refreshed each Monday with items remaining on the list for two weeks.

You can view the list from off the UB Libraries web site or directly at

We Have A Map For That…

UB Libraries’ Map CollectionWith over 320,000 maps and more than 500 atlases, the UB Libraries’ Map Collection is Western New York’s largest and most comprehensive collection of maps and related materials. Within New York State, the Libraries’ Map Collection ranks first in size among universities and colleges, second only to the New York Public Library for research collections.

A wide range of current and historic topographic maps for the U.S., Canada and the world, at scales ranging from 1:24,000 to 1:1,000,000, are available in the Map Collection. Thematic maps, illustrating features such as population, geology, landforms and water resources, are available for all parts of the world, and topographic maps from the 1940s-1960s reflect how borders changed during the 20th century.

The Map Collection is located in Room 316 on the 3rd floor of Capen Hall inside the Silverman Library and is open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  It is closed Saturday and Sunday.

Gifts of maps, atlases and other cartographic materials are always welcome, and anyone interested in donating materials can contact:

David J. Bertuca
Map Librarian
(716) 645-1332

And the Winner is…

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Ben ShawUB student, Ben Shaw, a senior mechanical engineering major, is the winner of the UB Libraries’ 2014 Oscar Contest! We received 218 entries in this year’s contest, and ten students guessed all eight categories correctly.  The ten names were entered in a random drawing, with Shaw’s name selected as the first-place winner.

“I’m very happy that the UB Libraries sponsored this contest,” Shaw said when notified of his prize, a Canon PowerShot A1400 Camera, “because if there are two things I know I love in the world, it’s movies and prizes!”

Shaw, along with second-place winner, UB graduate student, Paul Zwirecki (history), and third-place winner, grad student Brad Hamm (social work), also received a $25 gift card to AMC theatres.

Planning a movie night? The UB Libraries Multimedia Collection offers a wide selection of past Oscar-winning DVDs – check one out soon and pass the popcorn!

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