Lending Policies

We are unable to fill requests for entertainment feature films, rare books, reference items, materials held in special collections including the Buffalo Collection, bound and unbound periodicals, materials in the current publication year in local demand, and materials held at branch locations. Microfilm requests may be filled if duplicate copies exist. Requests for non-circulating materials will be reviewed individually

We accept borrowing requests from other libraries via ILLiad, OCLC, (VHB or VH$ on the lending string) email at ILL@buffalolib.org, or fax at (716)858-6211
The Interlibrary Loan Staff can be reached by calling (716)858-7126.

Please use this form when requesting if you do not use ILLiad or OCLC for resource sharing requests.



Search the online catalog to see if the library owns what you're looking for.
Library Catalog

Search for full text articles in our online library databases
Library Database

If you cannot find what you are looking for in our catalog or databases,
and place a request through ILLiad, our Interlibrary Loan Service.