Libraries We Love: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

By Audrey Lintner

Image courtesy of B&ECPL
In the opener to a well-known television show, Eva “Lisa Douglas” Gabor once sang, “New York is where I’d rather stay!” I can’t prove it, but I’d just about bet that she was thinking about the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library system.

The B&ECPL is our Library We Love this month, and there’s a lot to love about it. There are thirty-seven libraries in the system, eight of which are City Branch locations. Each offers its own unique blend of amenities along with distinctive collections, and each is a proud reminder of a long history (dating back to 1836) of public library service.

In addition to children’s and teen services, there are special online resources for parents, seniors, and teachers. Two of my favorite features are the Mark Twain Room (Click here, it’s totally worth it!) and the Book A Librarian option. Stuck for a particular piece of information? Looking for a special quote for a project? Put in a request, and you can schedule time with a librarian who will help find the things you seek.

In person or online, the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library system has something for everybody. By living up to the mission statement, “Connecting our diverse community with library resources that enrich, enlighten, and entertain,” the B&ECPL has earned the opportunity to be one of the Libraries We Love.

One thought on “Libraries We Love: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

  1. I love the idea of “Book a Librarian!” What a huge help that has to be for anyone doing research. It sounds like the library is as diverse as the community it serves!

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