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University at Buffalo Libraries

Charles B. Sears Law Library SUNY Buffalo Law School

Services for Visitors

Welcome to the Charles B. Sears Law Library at the State University of New York at Buffalo. We provide a wide variety of services to facilitate the research and teaching interests of all of our users. We are unable to provide legal advice.


Services for Visitors

  • Research Assistance

    Reference Librarians will help users find legal information but they cannot provide legal advice.

  • Library Research Computers

    Visitors may use our computers to access library resources and the Internet by registering at the Circulation Desk for a Library Research Station Access Card.

    Library research computers are located on floors 2, 4, and 6. Word processing is not available.

  • Guests Access to UB Wireless Network

    Guests to the University may connect to the University Wi-Fi. For information see: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit/service-guides/getting-connected/access-to-the-ub-network.html

  • Members of the Bar

    Attorneys may register for a Courtesy Borrowers card. This privilege is limited to the generally circulating colleciton at the Law Library only. This card also provides access to library research computers.

  • Copy / Fax / Printing Services

    The University Libraries do not provide Fax or Photocopier services, and printing at the Libraries is limited to active faculty, staff and students of the University. On campus providers of these services for a fee are listed below.

    Fax, Printing and Photocopying services available at:

    • Great Lakes Graphics & Printing
      520 Lee Entrance
      (UB Commons across from Student Union)
      716-636-8440
    • University Print Services Quick Copy Center
      201 Alfiero Center
      (adjacent to Jacobs Hall)
      716-645-3874
      Includes walk-up, unattended, coin operated, self-service copy machines 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
    Alternatives to printing include e-mail (most electronic databases allow users to send search results to their e-mail) and file saving (store documents on removable media such as portable USB drives, floppy disks, or CD-Rs).
  • Services for Patrons with Disabilities

    The University Libraries attempt to accommodate the information needs of all users.


Services for Friends & Alumni

  • Friends of the UB Libraries

    Membership in the Friends of the University Libraries Program is open to anyone interested in borrowing privileges at the University at Buffalo Libraries.

  • UB Alumni

    All current members of the UB Alumni Association can obtain library privileges.

  • Law School Alumni

    Law School Alumni may register for a Courtesy Borrowers card. This privilege is limited to the generally circulating collection at the Law Library only. This card also provides access to library research computers.


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