Library (E. H. Butler Library)

(716) 878-6300

Butler Library is committed to providing welcoming and inclusive spaces, services, and resources that support learning, research, and creativity at Buffalo State. With access to millions of scholarly resources, including books, journals, videos, and more, Butler Library serves as the academic heart and hub of the campus.

The library is home to a variety of specialized collections, including the Curriculum Materials Lab, which contains books for children and adolescents, and the Creative Studies Library, a one-of-a-kind collection that supports creativity at Buffalo State. Archives and Special Collections houses scores of unique and rare collections of local importance, regional interest, and national significance. Librarians are available to answer questions, locate materials, and provide research assistance, both in person and online.

Butler Library is an ideal place for both the serious researcher and the casual reader. The three-story building provides a variety of options for individual and group work, including reservable group study rooms, individual study carrels, and quiet areas. The StudyQuad computer lab is open 24/7 during the fall and spring semesters. Our technology-enhanced spaces feature desktop computers, specialized software, scanners, printers, and an assistive technology lab. Laptops and other technology equipment are also available for check-out.

The Academic Commons on the first floor of the library brings together a variety of additional support services to meet the academic needs of all students. It houses the Advising Center, Writing Center, Math Center, EOP Academic Center for Excellence, IT Help Desk, and Student Accessibility Services, also with spaces for one-on-one and group tutoring. A full-service Starbucks allows students to relax and fuel up for long study sessions without having to leave the building.