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Library Board Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Niagara Falls Public Library Board is scheduled for November 20th, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The Main Library will close at 3:00pm on Wednesday, November 27.
The Main Library and LaSalle Branch Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28.
Both libraries will resume regular hours on Friday, November 29 - Main Library 9am-5pm, LaSalle Library 12pm - 5pm.

Did You Know?

Children's materials do not accrue late fees!

Morinello Announces Critical Library Funding
Niagara Falls Public Library to receive major construction/renovation funding.

Photograph of Angelo MorinelloRecently, the Niagara Falls Public Library was awarded major construction and renovation funding as part of a state wide $34 million capital funding appropriation in the 2018-19 State Budget. The Niagara Falls Public Library (Main Branch) will receive $166,474 for the replacement of the boiler system and controls. The Niagara Falls Public Library (LaSalle Branch) will receive $14,000 earmarked for the cost of boiler replacement. These grants are part of the NY State Library Construction fund. Statewide, 251 libraries will receive funding for approved construction projects. Niagara Falls Public Library thanks NYS Assemblyman Angelo Morinello for his support.

Niagara Falls Public Library Receives Grant: 2019 RBDB Grant from the WNYLRC 

Image of Library Director Sarah Potwin (second from right), and Local History Librarian Courtney Geerhart (far left) accepting a grant from the Western New York Library Recources Council for $9,310.00.

Niagara Falls, NY, Aug 5, 2019. Library Director Sarah Potwin (second from right), and Local History Librarian Courtney Geerhart (far left) accept a grant from the Western New York Library Recources Council for $9,310.00.

Local History Archives Catalog Available for Searching

The Niagara Falls Public Library Local History Collection catalog contains finding aids for our archival collections. Collection material includes books, published and unpublished documents, audio-visual media, and three-dimensional objects that document the history of what is now the City of Niagara Falls, New York from prehistoric times to the present. Our mission is to make these resources accessible to the public for present and future generations.

Click here to access the catalog.

For more information call the Local History department at 716-286-4899 or email nflh@nioga.org

Important Announcement: Effective October 1, 2018
To view any items in our local history archives, requests must be made 2 business days in advance.  
Please note: Requests will be processed during local history department operating hours only (Monday: 5pm - 8pm; Tuesday: 9am - 4pm Wednesday: 1pm - 4pm; Thursday: 9am - 4pm).  For example, a request submitted on Friday would be fulfilled by end of Tuesday.)

 Please place all requests with the Local History Department: 716-286-4899 or email: nflh@nioga.org
*Items in the Main Reading Room are not subject to this policy at this time.*

Local History Department News

The Local History Department will now be offering patrons the option to purchase a printed version of photographs. Prices are on the Image Policy Form, and will range from $10-$30. Click here to view the Image Policy Form.