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On Sunday, February 14, most online services (the Catalog, “My Account”, online renewals, Downloads2Go, Freegal, Research Databases, and online bill payments) will be unavailable beginning at 10 p.m. for up to 12 hours due to a scheduled software upgrade.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Imagine Buffalo Series with Great Courses videos and discussion.

The clever, versatile Nels Ross proves that laughter is the best medicine in
The Greatest Show on Mirth.

Contest runs Jan. 15 - March 18, 2016.  
Click here for more information.

Improve your job search efforts, network, meet recruiters and grow your skills. Free and open to the public.

Join us the third Tuesday of the month at the Central Library.
Click here for list of titles. 

Visit the Central Library's The Launch Pad and try the Sphero Ball, 3-D Printer, Interactive Books, Puzzles & More! 

Get involved! For more info: http://tinyurl.com/BufReadAloud

Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square  

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Purchase a beautiful archival reproduction print from our collections.

Freegal Music

Freegal Music Download songs from Freegal Music at any library or from home with a valid Buffalo and Erie County Public Library card and a PIN

EBL Ebook

EBL Ebook

EBL Ebook Library provides 24/7 access to an online collection of Ebooks in a wide range of nonfiction subject areas.  Titles can be browsed, read online, downloaded to a computer, or transferred to a variety of devices. Click here to access the EBL Book Library

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Computer Training

Computer Training The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library offers you a helping hand while you learn to navigate the networked, electronic world.

Downloads 2GO

Downloads 2GO Browse, checkout and download titles in OverDrive eBook, Audiobook and Video format anywhere, anytime.

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African-American History Online
February is Black History Month. Learn More.

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African-American Heritage.

African-American Heritage. Learn More

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