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Using the Law Library

The resources on this page provide information about services available in the Charles B. Sears Law Library, including hours of operation, how to borrow books, and where to find a place to study. If you don’t see the answer to your question below, or if you need more information, Ask a Librarian


  • Hours/Location

    Hours of operation vary depending on location, holidays, and exam periods.

  • Borrowing Materials

    Your UB Card serves as your library card. Current UB students, faculty and staff may use their cards to check out books and other materials at any campus library.

  • Delivery+

    Delivery+ is the free document delivery service the University at Buffalo Libraries use to provide library materials to faculty, staff and students. Use Delivery+ to request materials from any UB library or any library in the world.

  • Koren Audio Visual Center

    The Koren AV Center offers faculty and students access to a variety of instructional technology services for classroom and off campus use.

  • Computer & Scanners

    More than 400 computer workstations are located throughout the UB Libraries and our easy-to-use, touch screen scanners are free in every library.

  • Study Spaces

    There are plenty of comfortable, safe places to study in the Libraries. You’ll find silent, individual study spaces that are perfect for working alone, and collaborative study areas where you can work with a group on class projects and assignments.

  • Passport Services

    The Law Library is an authorized Passport Acceptance Facility.


Law Library Mission Statement

The Law Library's primary mission is to support the research and educational needs of the University at Buffalo School of Law community. In addition, as the only research level law library in Western New York, it is an important community resource. Within the limits of its resources, it strives to serve the legal information needs of the University community, the practicing bar, and the public at large.

The Law Library is committed to building and maintaining a hybrid collection that includes a balance of electronic, print, and other non-print material, and to providing expert research assistance and information access services that promote the effective use of the library's resources by its users, whether within the physical environs of the Law Library building or in remote locations.