The library graced the cover of many issues of UB's student newspaper in the 1960s and 70s. While scanning the student newspapers for Langsdale Library's Special Collections I discovered the library on the front page of a number of issues.
The library regularly hosted speakers and events with a wide range of topics. There was a rally to impeach Nixon, a talk given by a disciple of Gandhi and in 1970 the first-ever Earth Day was celebrated at Langsdale.
The library truly seemed to be the center of campus, even before it was Langsdale Library.
The UB library used to be in Charles Hall and still made it to the front page of the UB student newspaper. Here's and example from 1962, when the UB student newspaper was called The Baloo.