Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

A message from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library:

April 6, 2020

Dear Buffalo & Erie County Public Library patron:

We are experiencing unprecedented times in our community, state, and country and it is clear, given the ever-changing status of the COVID-19 pandemic, that we must all participate in protecting library patrons, staff and volunteers.  The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (B&ECPL) Board of Trustees and the 22 Boards of the member libraries that make up the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System, therefore, have each resolved to temporarily close all 37 library locations until such time that the guidance of the Governor of the State of New York supports reopening. 

Decisions like these do not come easy as it means a continued, albeit temporary, loss of access to the in-person services, resources and gathering spaces the Library is known for providing to so many in our community.  Our virtual library will remain open at www.BuffaloLib.org.  Our staff is working remotely to maintain and expand our already rich website and provide additional access to the multitude of online resources, materials, databases and services provided digitally.  In addition, libraries are conducting a wide variety of online programming through Facebook, YouTube and Zoom. 

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