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Facebook, is a social networking phenomenon intended to virtually connect friends, family and community. The Library uses Facebook to publicize events and noteworthy library happenings with our Fans. We also provide features such as virtual tours of the Central Library, "Meet a Staff Member" profiles, and much more! Join us!

Click here to become a Fan of the Central Library

Click here and select a community library to see if it has a Facebook page

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Twitter is a free short messaging and social networking service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets. The Library is now using twitter to send brief tweets about Library news, events, programs, training classes, facts and other useful information. As a bonus, our followers receive a daily Mark Twain quote!

Find us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/buffalolibrary (New to twitter? To receive regular library updates click the Join Today button)

Follow us on Pinterest!
Pinterest is a free virtual pinboard site that allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. The Library offers reading recommendations, links to our online tutorials & blogs, and much much more…

Find us on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/buffalolibrary/

Click here for a video about How to Set Up a Pinterest account.

Click here for  video on creating boards and pins on Pinterest.

Find us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/buffalolibrary/

Follow us on Instagram!
Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone. The Library offers fun reading-themed photos, library event pictures and highlights of the 37-library system.

Find us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/buffalolibrary/


Videotaped Library programs, readings, lectures, and discussions of interest to the community can be found right here!

Imagining Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century

A lecture/discussion series held every Tuesday in the Central Library.

Click here to select from the audio archives.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature (C-SAAHN) in conjunction with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.


YouTube is popular free video sharing web site which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. The Library uses YouTube to highlight and share noteworthy Library-sponsored programs and events.

Click here to view archived Library videos

Click here to view videos from the Central Library Training Lab.


Flickr is an image and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community. It's a popular web site for users to share and embed personal photographs.

Click here to view the echo Art Fair 2014.

Click here to view the Library's Photo Sets.

Library Blogs

A Blog (short for Web Log) is a web page that serves as a publicly accessible commentary or news on a particular subject. The Library currently hosts three active Blogs:

Click here to view the Genealogy and Local History Blog

Click here to view the Rare Book Room Blog