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Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

1 Lafayette Sq, Buffalo, NY 14203-1887
+1 716-858-8900
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There are always elegant exhibitions inside

When I popped in during this visit there was a display on Buildings, and everyone knows Buffalo is... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
New York City, New York
International level collection!!!

Mind blowing collection that other venues have line ups to glimpse!!! From Aristotle to Mark Twain... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Anne K
Toronto, Canada
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1 Lafayette Sq, Buffalo, NY 14203-1887
+1 716-858-8900
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

When I popped in during this visit there was a display on Buildings, and everyone knows Buffalo is a city with abundant architecture that's like a best-of of America's best architects in the 1800s and 1900s. There's the Mark Twain Room, a genealogical research room,...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Mind blowing collection that other venues have line ups to glimpse!!! From Aristotle to Mark Twain Shakespeare: see original documents !!!! We were stunned...plus it is FREE and the current featured exhibit on books that changed science has a play area in full sight for...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Buffalo's Central Library houses a climate-controlled room dedicated to Mark Twain. Why? Because the manuscript to Huckleberry Finn, arguably the most important American novel ever written, is right here in Buffalo. Mark Twain spent 18 months in Buffalo prior to his marriage and the first...More

Thank Debra H
Reviewed 21 October 2016

It's a library... a city library... a main branch city library. It's a DARN IMPRESSIVE LIBRARY! Kinda modern, but that's ok. When we stopped in just to check it out they had two different historical special displays - one concerning Mark Twain and the other...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 13 August 2016

There are great seminars at the library with good sound systems and very knowledgeable speakers. The library itself is very nice inside and easy to get around. There is even a great space to enjoy a cup of coffee and a light meal. The outside...More

Thank AlanBartlett
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The Central Library is a large, beautiful library. The Mark Twain room is a must-see. They have a huge selection and anything you need can be retrieved via inter library loan. The facilities are clean and well organized. Staff are friendly. They have a nice...More

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 15 May 2016

The Buffalo Library seems to have adapted to the 21st century very well. Computers, media, and the latest books. Their collection of Mark Twain and historic books on the first floor is charming and easy to enjoy. But we were genuinely surprised by the number...More

Thank KateMoves
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I live withing three blocks of the library and go there often. I'm an author and an avid reader...and now I have discovered some of the crafts that are offered. My 4 year old grandson has enjoyed exploring new ways to enjoy books as well....More

Thank higginsdavenport
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I read books from the library on my iPad. It is great and it is also free. All sorts of differs venues are there and worth looking at

Thank mcgaughey6
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Good place to hang and check out the latest in reading and music as well as the history displays like the Mark Twain section

Thank dws22643
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