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Western New York Campus Libraries

Welcome to the WNY Campus Libraries

The WNY Libraries include those of the Amherst, Buffalo, and Southtowns campuses of Bryant & Stratton College.  We support our students, faculty, and staff by offering a number of services including reference, bibliographic instruction, and by providing a variety of print and electronic resources which supplement the degree programs of the college.

Our library collections include over 47 electronic databases which provide access to millions of full-text journals, newspapers, eBooks, and specialized industry and professional reports. Most all databases are available both on and off campus.

The WNY Libraries collaborate and share space with campus Skills Assistance and Learning Resource Centers which specialize in providing tutoring and testing services to students of the college.

I welcome you to our libraries and hope you will enjoy working in our collaboratively supportive educational environment.

David Lewis, MLS

WNY Librarian

dlewis@bryantstratton.edu

 

Computer Use:

  • Computers are available to students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Students must adhere to all Bryant & Stratton College computer use policies.

Food and Drink:

  • Snack type foods and drinks are permitted in the library, however, we ask patrons to avoid crunchy, smelly or messy foods.
  • Please throw away garbage and see that the area is clean before leaving. 
  • Report all spills to library staff

Noise:

  • As our library space accommodates a variety of activities including group work, reference assistance, tutoring, class visits, etc. it is expected that the library will be a working academic space.  That is, generally quiet but not silent. 
  • Voices should be kept to a quiet conversation level.
  • Please use headphones when listening to music or watching videos.
  • Complaints about noise levels should be directed to library staff.

Cell Phones:

  • Please set phones to vibrate or silent modes before using the library.
  • Cell phone conversations are prohibited in the library.   Please use the hallway in the event you must make or answer a call. 

Inappropriate and unacceptable behavior:

  •  Removing or attempting to remove library materials or equipment without permission.
  •  Mutilating, defacing or otherwise damaging library materials by marking, removing pages or portions of pages, removing binding or removing electronic theft devices.
  • Any incident of verbal or physical abuse or harassment of library patrons or library staff
  • Vandalizing or defacing furniture or equipment
  • Using the telephone or computer in any staff office/area without authorization
  • Posting, displaying, or distributing any materials, such as notices, advertisements, brochures or newspapers in the library without prior approval of library staff

The Bibliographic Instruction Program offers an opportunity for the campus librarian to visit a class for the purpose of teaching students the most effective, efficient and accurate means of locating information in a contemporary library setting.

The Embedded Librarian Program provides an opportunity for a librarian to interact with students beyond the walls of the library by meeting them in their own spaces or other spaces they occupy.  During the course of the semester the librarian and instructor collaborate to find the best ways to meet the information needs of students through class visits, individual consultation, online discussion, etc.

 

If you are a faculty member and are interested in participating in either program, please contact the campus librarian. .

Library Catalog and Databases