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RLB Support for Continuity of Classes

Information about the RLB services that are available to UB students, faculty in staff while classes are all being held on online

RLB Online Services

In compliance with UB's plan to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the RLB Library will be closed until further notice. This guide highlights the many RLB services and resources that are available online and will continue to be available.

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Services for faculty


Online library instruction

  • Librarians are available for Online Library Instruction Sessions in Sakai and over Zoom. Please use our Instruction Request Form  to schedule a session.  You can send a reference librarian e-mail if you have any questions..
  • Librarians can also embed information literacy modules into your classes in Sakai

Online access to articles and ebooks

Research Consultations with a Librarian

  • Librarians can meet with you via Zoom to provide assistance with finding sources for your paper, project or class.

Interlibrary Loan

  • Articles can be requested and delivered online.
  • Submit a book chapter request if you only need one or two chapters from a book.  A single chapter can be delivered electronically and may arrive more quickly than an entire book.

Academic Support for Students

  • RLB Library’s Academic Success will be offering online consultations for Tutoring, the Writing Center, and Coaching ( during campus closures. Both group and individual consultations can be made and held online using the Appointment Tool in MyUB (

Help with Teaching Online, Sakai and Zoom

Special Collections and Archives