To provide the citizens of Niagara Falls with quality service, access to excellent collections, assistance in using emerging technologies, and a pleasing, safe environment.


Welcome mat


Our buildings are open to the public! While the library never closed in terms of serving our patrons (we've offered curbside service since March) we are pleased to welcome everyone back inside the library buildings.



When you visit...

  • Wear a surgical mask / N 95 mask/ fabric facial covering that covers the mouth and nose upon entering the building.  A plastic face shield is not acceptable covering. No mask = no admittance.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entering the building.
  • Any patron with a fever is asked not to enter the building.
  • Return items via book drops only. Returned items cannot be handed to staff across the counter.
  • Keep at least 6 feet apart from other people (social distancing).
  • Stand behind sneeze guards at counters.
  • Patrons will be asked to scan their own library cards and reduce touching by leaving items on the counter during transactions.    
  • Payment of fees is encouraged as debit or credit payment to avoid unnecessary touching.

Library "takeout" to continue...

We are continuing our pick up service - simply call ahead or email with your selections:
Main: 286-4894, LaSalle: 283-8309. Email: nflref@nioga.org - specify pickup location.
​We will pull, check out, and brown bag them for pick up in the vestibule of the library.  

What we are doing to ensure your safety...

  • High touch areas to be wiped down on a frequent basis throughout the day, including computer keyboards.
  • All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours, then wiped with hydrogen peroxide and a microfiber cloth, at that time signed in to catalog system.
  • Seating has been removed to enhance our grab and go environment.
  • Computer use limited to one hour solely, no repeats
  • Restrooms will be closed at this time.  
  • Meeting rooms are not available at this time.
  • Curbside pick up for all requested items will continue at both branches.

Fines and fees...

  • All NFPL items currently checked out are due on Tues Sept 8, 2020
  • Fines accrued during this  pandemic since March 1, 2020 are waived at this point

Virtual Summer Programs. All ages. June 15 - August 21, 2020.

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