Library (E. H. Butler Library)
E. H. Butler Library is committed to supporting the scholarship, research, and creativity of the Buffalo State academic community with more than a million research materials, including more than 670,000 printed books, a growing number of electronic books, and access to full-text articles from thousands of periodicals.
Butler Library's Information Commons brings together important services to help you successfully complete your academic projects. Librarians are available to provide expert research assistance. The Writing Help Center, a partnership with the College Writing Program, assists students with writing and composition of all kinds. Computing Help Desk staff members provide technical assistance with campus computers, printers, and network issues. The Bengal ID Card Office offers support in all areas of operation relating to the official card used for dining, printing, vending machines, and library services.
Computer labs are located on the first floor of the library, and wireless access is available throughout the library building. StudyQuad and QuietQuad, open 24 hours a day during the fall and spring semesters, feature computers with a variety of software applications, an assistive technology room, quiet study space, and group study rooms. Argo Tea offers gourmet coffee and tea, as well as a variety of snacks.
Our specialized collections include the Curriculum Materials Lab, which contains books for children and adolescents, and textbooks for elementary and secondary grades; Archives/Special Collections, which houses the official and historical documents of the college dating from the 1860s to the present; and the Creative Studies Library, a non-circulating collection that supports the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State.