Erie County Library

Find Erie County New York libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.


Buffalo & Erie County Public Library 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo NY 14203 716-858-8900


Buffalo History Museum (formerly the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society) 1 Museum Court Buffalo NY 14216 716-873-9644

Canisius College - Library 2001 Main Street Buffalo NY 14208 716-883-7000

Charles B. Sears Law Library 211 Putnam Way Buffalo NY 14260 716-645-6765

E. H. Butler Library 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo NY 14222 716-878-6300

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What is a Library?

A library is any place that stores books, information or reading material. Libraries exist at the national, state and city levels with some being private and others public. Some larger library systems have locations in multiple cities or towns, also known as branches. There are also college and university libraries.

Although a library traditionally contained only books, most libraries nowadays feature digital research databases, newspapers, magazines, CDs, and DVDs. Often, access to the internet is also available through onsite computers. Some libraries still use older forms of media, such as videotapes and microfiche, and others include more advanced options like e-books and blue-rays.