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The library houses an extensive, non-circulating collection of mostly anthropological books and journals. Included are a large number of textbooks, journals, ethnographic items, and most of the Anthropology Department student theses. Articles may also be put on reserve here for use in department classes and can be accessed by anyone during library hours.

The library offers a quiet place to study, a number of computers that students may utilize along with scanners and printers.  The library also has a large collection of Free Books that anyone can come and take for their personal collections and reading pleasure.

UB is one of a select group of universities with access to the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), a comprehensive database of worldwide scholarly resources and infrastructure for researching, teaching and learning about cultures and culture resources. This invaluable resource is an important tool in analyzing the wide variety of social features that are present in different cultures. It is also used for research and training in cross-cultural studies. You can also access the files through HRAF.

Reserve materials may be taken out of the library up to fifteen minutes before closing time. Maximum time limit for signing out reserve readings is 2 hours. HRAF files and regular collection books and journals do not leave the library.

Search the Department Student Theses Database located at the Departmental Library.

Library Hours

Monday 10-3 PM
Tuesday 10-3 PM
Wednesday 10-3 PM
Thursday 10-3 PM

The Library is closed when classes are not in session, during January Intercession, and during Summer Sessions.