Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

The Buffalo and Erie County Central Library garden is a fitting entryway to the region’s preeminent repository of great literature, rare books and historic manuscripts. The library’s plaza is surrounded on both sides by lush perennial gardens that bloom from spring through autumn, providing a colorful accent to the historic architecture found in nearby Lafayette Square. The library’s front steps also provide a great vantage point for viewing the city’s largest mural, “Wildflowers for Buffalo,” artist Louise Jones’ whimsical contribution to Buffalo’s public art scene.

DESCRIPTION: Use of facility spaces in the Buffalo Branch Libraries and the downtown Central Library are intended for activities conducted or sponsored by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, its partners, community organizations and businesses. Use of facility spaces includes: auditoriums, meeting rooms, conference spaces and other areas which may be available in the Library. Facility spaces are available for use by both Non-Profit and For-Profit organizations and businesses located in and outside of Erie County. Library facility use for meetings and events and those jointly sponsored by the Library have priority. Use of facility spaces is determined as per priorities of use set forth herein. A signed Application for Facility Use contract and deposit fee must be received (if applicable). In fairness to the numerous community organizations and groups that request meeting space, reservations may be limited in frequency. All meetings must be open to the public. Before submitting an application for meeting room use at the downtown Central Library, please contact the Development & Communications Office at (716) 858-7181 to check for availability. If the space is available, you can submit an application and will receive a confirmation if approved by library management.

SPACENOTES: For more information, please visit our website at www.BuffaloLib.org.


1 Lafayette Square,
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 858-8900 (716) 858-6211 (fax)

Mon: 8:30am - 6pm
Tue: 8:30am - 6pm
Wed: 8:30am - 6pm
Thu: 8:30am - 8pm
Fri: 8:30am - 6pm
Sat: 8:30am - 6pm
Sun: 12 pm-5pm