Library News

Memorial Day Holiday Closures

The Main Library and LaSalle Branch Library will be closed Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

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 Collection material includes books, published and unpublished documents, audio-visual media, and three-dimensional objects that document the history of what is now the City of Niagara Falls, New York from prehistoric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 emailĀ

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:
*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.