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820 Tonawanda St.
Buffalo , NY 14207 Map
Phone: 716-875-0562
Fax: 716-875-0562

Located two blocks north of the intersection of Tonawanda and Ontario Streets

  • Fully Accessible
  • Parking lot is located on Prairie St. behind the library
  • Drop box - located outside the Prairie St. entrance; available 24 hours a day 


April 2018 Programs - See below

APRIL 2018

FREE Computer Training - Wednesday, April 11th, 11am-2pm

Sign up for a one-on-one session with a computer trainer.  Would you like to learn the Basics?  Maybe Microsoft Word or Excel?  Confused about Facebook?  Want to sign up for email?  Choose your topic and get individualized training.  Space is limited.  Register today.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - Saturday, April 14th at 1:00pm

What happens next?  Stories, crafts and games celebrating author Laura Numeroff and her stories.  A fun-packed program for children 3-6.  FREE program.  Registration is required.

Preschool Story Time - Wednesdays at 10:30am - April 11th, 18th & 25th

Stories, songs, fingerplays and a simple craft.


Help us celebrate National Poetry Month by sharing a poem on our Poet-Tree.  Stop in the library and compose an original, share a favorite, tray an acrostic, or create one from a page of a book.  Our Poet-Tree will be displayed throughout April.

ALSO at the Library in April:

RiverRock Baseball registration - April 7th, 14th & 21st (1pm-3pm)

ESL/Citizenship Classes - Mondays & Wednesdays (1pm-3pm) - Begins April 9th

VITA Tax Preparation - Thursdays (2pm-6pm) - April 5th & 12th.  Call 2-1-1 to make an appointment.







 Public Access Computers

  • 11 All Ages
  • 2 Children
  • 2 Online Catalog/Computer Reservation
  • 1 Express (15 minutes) with scanner
  • Printing - $.10/page for black & white printing; $.25/page for color printing
  • Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access
  • Wi-Fi available

"What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"


  • Black & white copies only - color copies not available at this location
  • $.15 per copy (8.5 X 11 size); $.30 per copy (8.5 X 14 or 11X 17 sizes)
  • Accepts $1 bills and coins (no pennies) 

Fax Machine - $1.75 for first page, $1 each additional page

2 self checkout units conveniently available

Request fees - $.25 for adult print or audio materials; $1 for DVDs and Blu-Rays

Unclaimed Holds Fees - $1 ALL media items; $.50 ALL print items

Community Room

  • Applications  available to organizations and groups interested in holding activities or meetings
  • Seating capacity is 40
  • All meetings are open to the public

Facility Use Policy (Meeting Room)
Rules of Conduct

Library Card Applications

Applications are now available in Arabic, Burmese, Karen & Somali language versions at the Library.

Youth and Adult library card applications are available in large print at the Library.

Part-Time Employment


Library System Information on the Board of Trustees

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System Board of Trustees is the governing body for the downtown Central Library, and the eight branch libraries located in the city of Buffalo. These include: Crane, Dudley, East Clinton, East Delavan, Frank E. Merriweather, Jr., Niagara, North Park and the Riverside Branch Libraries. 

All System Board of Trustee meetings and committee meetings are open to the public

To see monthly board meeting schedules, agendas and minutes, click here.

Click here for a map!

View Events at this Library

The next scheduled holiday for this location is 05/28/2018 (Memorial Day)

Library Hours
Mon12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thu12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 06:00 PM