St. Bonaventure University
Buffalo Center students & faculty
remember that the Buffalo Center & Main Campus Libraries are
always available to assist you!!
Memorial Library endeavors to make the world of information accessible
to the university community. To
that end, the library has built, and continues to build, a strong
traditional collection of materials (over 250,000 books, 500 print
periodical subscriptions, 60,000 bound periodical volumes, and
thousands of electronic periodicals), along
with access to electronic sources online through
the Internet. In all this
the library seeks not only to support university instruction with
appropriate materials and access, but also to foster independent
investigation and research by the university community.
the main collection there are a number of specialized collections that
the library maintains. The
Curriculum Center contains materials and textbooks supporting the
School of Education. The
Government Documents Collection is composed of materials the library
obtains through its status as a regional selective depository of
federal and New York State government publications.
library also has collections of unique resources that are of national
and international importance. In
its coverage of the Franciscan movement, the Franciscan Institute
Library is unmatched in the western hemisphere and can be equaled by
only a few European libraries. The
Rare Book Collection contains nearly 10,000 items including late
medieval manuscripts and early printed books.
The Special Collections section of the University Archives
contains important materials on Thomas Merton, Robert Lax and Jim
Florentine-style building housing the library has one of the most
beautiful reading rooms in the Western New York area.
The original building, constructed in 1937, was expanded in
1974, retaining as an interior design factor the outside brick walls
and tying the new floors to the old by means of a dramatic staircase.
If you have not been to the SBU campus yet, please come down to
Bonaventure Buffalo Center students are welcome to utilize the
reference services available at the St. Bonaventure campus library.
Reference service can be obtained by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phoning 375-2164. The
phone number for the Information Desk at Hilbert's McGrath Library is
649-7900, ext. 361. You can also use our 24/7 virtual reference
service via the icon below:
MATERIALS FROM THE McGRATH LIBRARY at HILBERT
McGrath Library generously extends borrowing
privileges to St. Bonaventure Buffalo Campus students.
Books may be borrowed for two weeks (fines for overdue
materials are 25 cents per day).
This excludes reference books, which are for library use
only. A valid and
barcoded St. Bonaventure student ID is required to check out books.
Students may not take out more than five books per day or
have more than 15 books out at the same time.
A book may be renewed once (unless a "hold" has been placed
on it). If the library
catalog indicates that the book that you are looking for is checked
out, stop at the Reference desk.
You may ask that the book be held for you upon its return.
You will be notified when it becomes available.
AT McGRATH LIBRARY
Current issues of magazines and journals
available at McGrath Library are located on the second floor;
newspapers are on the first floor.
Previous editions can be requested at the Reference Desk
with a valid student ID.
Periodicals are for use inside the library only (not
including computer lab or classrooms), and your ID is held until
you return the items to the desk.
Periodicals may be photocopied
Faculty members sometimes place books or
articles on reserve.
This allows the material to be available for the entire class.
Reserve material may be requested at the Reference Desk
at the Hilbert Library.
It is for library use only and may be photocopied.
Your ID will be held at the desk.
electronic reserve service is available from Friedsam
Memorial Library via the Internet. The link to the service is on the library's
home page, and can be accessed directly via http://eresources.sbu.edu
. Login with your normal SBU login. Once logged in, click on
"Electronic Reserves (Library)."
The photocopier is located on the first floor
of McGrath Library.
Copies are $0.05 each, payable to the librarian at the Reference
desk. Change is
available at the desk.
Food and drink are allowed in the McGrath
Library at Hilbert College. Drinks are allowed in Friedsam
Memorial Library at St. Bonaventure University, provided that
they are in covered, non-spillable containers.
MATERIALS NOT IN THE McGRATH LIBRARY
Books and journal articles not available in
the McGrath Library can be obtained either from the St.
Bonaventure Library or through InterLibrary Loan. If the St.
Bonaventure Library does not own the title you need, it can be
ordered for you from another library.
In general, if the St. Bonaventure Library owns the
material, you will receive it within 3 to 4 days. If it is
necessary to obtain material through InterLibrary Loan, material
should arrive in 1 1/2 to 2 weeks.
When you wish to request material, please do
Online Catalog to see if Friedsam Memorial Library
has the item. If it is available, please submit request to
McGrath Library staff using the InterLibrary loan request form
on the Library webpage.
Inform the staff member that the book is available
through Friedsam Library.
If the item is not available through
Friedsam Library, please ask the McGrath Library staff to order
it for you via InterLibrary Loan.
Send e-mail to Theresa
Complete the online request form found on the Library webpage
(the form will be forwarded by the library staff to Mrs. Shaffer
at St. Bonaventure).
The Hilbert College library web address is
All materials will be available
for pick-up at the circulation desk in McGrath Library on
the Hilbert campus.
TO OTHER LIBRARIES
InfoPass card is available by application. Applications are available
from the St. Bonaventure Buffalo Center office. These cards make
it possible to borrow books from certain libraries, including SUNY/Buffalo
and other area libraries. After
filling out the application, please either give it to one of your
professors to send back via interoffice mail, or mail it yourself
to Theresa Shaffer, Reference/Interlibrary Loan Librarian,
Friedsam Memorial Library, St. Bonaventure University, St.
Bonaventure, NY 14778.
RESOURCES (Databases & Lab Information)
St. Bonaventure University has a computer lab on the
Hilbert campus, which offers complete Internet access, e-mail,
and the Microsoft Office software suite. The lab is located on
the first level of the library building, in the hallway beyond
the glass door past the restroom area.
You may enter the lab at any time when the library
building is open. If
the library is closed, please contact the College’s campus
safety office (716-479-1233) to gain entrance.
Outside doors are locked when the library closes, and the
doors will lock behind you when you leave.
St. Bonaventure Buffalo Center students are welcome to
use the computer resources available at the Hilbert library as
well. Besides the
online catalog, the library subscribes to a variety of other
Most of these include full-text articles.
You will be provided with a password after completion of
the required paperwork at Orientation.
If you did not complete the form at that time, please
contact Sue Harrington at the Buffalo Center at 716-646-1500,
ext. 10 or
visit the libraries' web sites often!!
There are frequent changes to bring you the most up-to-date
information and resources.
the library's web page, you can access databases specifically
licensed for St. Bonaventure University students, as well as use
specially selected links to Internet resources.
St. Bonaventure University library web address is http://web.sbu.edu/friedsam
Hilbert College library web address is
Online Catalog: http://stbon.sirsi.net
Friedsam Memorial Library at St. Bonaventure offers
several computer resources, most of which are available over
the Internet. Please use the "Find Articles &
Databases" link on the SBU Library Web site.
password protected. Normally,
when prompted for a login when you are off-campus, use your SBU
login (what you would type to enter MySBU, without with @bonaventure.edu
at the end). Your password is DIFFERENT than what you use to
enter MySBU--use your last name as your password for databases.
If you are prompted for a separate login to an Ebsco product
(you'll know it is an Ebsco product by the logo on the screen),
use the Ebsco password on your backup password list.
Problems?? Contact Ann Tenglund at
Hilbert College Library
- Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
St. Bonaventure University
- Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - Midnight
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - Midnight
libraries are closed on certain holidays and hours may vary around
breaks. Summer hours are also different. Please check the monthly
calendars posted in the library and in Bogel Hall for the Hilbert
College Library, and the web site of the St. Bonaventure
TO LIBRARY CONTACT INFORMATION
the St. Bonaventure University Library
the Hilbert College Library
Friedsam Memorial Library
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778 USA
(716) 375-2323 (general number)
(716) 375-2389 (fax)