Celebrate National Poetry Month - join us for
Poetry Falls: Poems of Niagara

Featuring historic poems and images with local authors and guest readers.

Image of Niagara FallsWednesday, April 30
7 PM – 8:30 PM

Earl Brydges Auditorium
1425 Main Street



Home of the tempest!  thou cavern sublime!
Where Chaos has reigned since the dawning of Time,
Unbar thy dread portals, the veil rend away,
And show us thy treasures of rainbow and spray.

from Cave of the Winds by Mary S. Pond. Niagara Falls;
Frederick H. Johnson, 1860.

Image of BTOP LogoBetter Technology, Online and Personal (BTOP) classes are back!

Looking to improve your computer skills? This free series of computer and technology instruction classes begins on Thursday, May 1. Check out the full schedule and class descriptions under the Adult Programs section of our Programs & Events page and register for the sessions that are right for you!

Auto repair and maintenance information at your fingertips via Chilton Library

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library's more popular features include:

  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures supported by close-up graphics which give you the ability to determine your next move with expertise and confidence.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
  • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.




Love magazines? Download them for FREE to your computer or mobile device!

Zinio - the world's largest newsstand is now on your library's website!

Introducing Zinio for Libraries, which offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse the library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download to your computer or mobile device. Zinio Reader app compatibility includes PC, Mac, iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, Kindle Fire™/Fire™ HD, Blackberry®, Windows 8, and Nook® HD/HD+.

Zinio features...

Current issues — The latest issues are released simultaneously with the print edition are ready for immediate checkout.
Back issues – Miss the new issue? You can easily browse the magazine detail page to find previous issues.
Easy browsing — Browse the library's collection of titles one at a time, search for your favorite magazines by title or use the convenient category feature to find new magazines which meet your interests.
No limits — Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.

Get started!

Check out this video for an overview of how Zinio works, or click here for a printable guide to setting up your account. Then access Zinio by clicking on the button located in the Digital Downloads section on the left side of our website.

Another benefit for library card holders...FREE music downloads!

Image of record covers for Freegal Music ServiceIntroducing FREEGAL MUSIC SERVICE, which allows cardholders to download up to 3 songs per week, for free, to keep forever!

Freegal offers:

• Millions of songs from ten thousand labels including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment.
• Tens-of-thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres.
• Easy-to-use website interface with no software to install.
• DRM-FREE, Mp3 files that can be played on ANY device (including iPods).
• Simultaneous access to all music for all patrons.
• Simultaneous releases of chart topping music.

Get started today by visiting https://niagarafallspubliclib.freegalmusic.com and logging in with your library card number and PIN. You can also get to Freegal by clicking on the logo located on the left side of our home page.

Purchase Suggestion Form

Niagara Falls Public Library welcomes suggestions from our patrons for purchases of titles that are NOT currently available in the collection. Forms are available at the circulation desk at the library, or you may click here for a printable version that you may use to submit your suggestion. The link to this form is also available in the left sidebar.

Get to know the online resources available to you...

Heritage Quest Online logoHeritage Quest Online and Ancestry Library Edition will help you to discover your unique personal history!

The library offers two great databases for genealogists and other researchers:

HeritageQuest® Online
You’ll find U.S. federal census records, family histories, published genealogies, historical books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, and more to help you trace your American ancestors’ paths across history. Available from any computer with Internet access. Users must log on with a Niagara Falls Public Library card.

Ancestry® Library Edition
Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more. Available for use within the Niagara Falls Public Library and LaSalle Branch Library.

Notice regarding book donations...

Image of stack of booksThe Friends of the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, appreciate the many book donations that have helped to fund Library programs.  We are currently facing a space problem, however, and will be unable to accept used books until further notice.