560 Ridge Rd.
Located on Ridge Road between Route 5 and South Park Avenue. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available.
Public Access Computers: 16 computers, networked (printing 10 cents B&W per page, 25 cents color per page) Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"
Meeting Room. Study Room. Copy machine, copies 15 cents each. Microfilm reader/printer, copies 10 cents each. Radio receiver for the visually impaired.
Microfilms: The Daily Journal 1/3/1916-6/30/1923, Front Page 1/1/1970-12/31/2004, The Journal 5/8/1913-6/28/1917, The Lackawanna Herald 4/27/1933-12/24/1941, The Lackawanna News 6/9/1927-3/9/1933, The Lackawanna Republic 1/1/1932-4/14/1933, Lackawanna Leader 5/14/1936-12/11/1982, The Steel City Press 1/29/1947-11/10/1950, & The Victorian 1/1927-8/1965
What's Special About the Lackawanna Library
The Lackawanna Public Library also houses a Local History museum on our ground floor. Our collections cover maps, photographs, and artifacts from Bethlehem Steel as well as Lackawanna itself. If you would like more information please call or stop on in and we will be happy to point you in the right direction.
Lackawanna is rich in local history and just a short walk from the library you will find several local landmarks including Our Lady of Victory Basilica and Shrine and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The Library itself was built on a potter’s field and in 1994 a monument was added to honor the unknown buried there. In 2013 and 2014 the PRONE Group (Paranormal Researchers of Niagara and Erie County) found evidence of paranormal activity at the Lackawanna Library and this "patron" is now affectionately known as Charlie.
The Lackawanna Library provides something for every age group. Each month the library has story times, crafts, movie nights, book clubs, bingo, computer classes and much more. All of these programs are provided free of charge. The Staff at the Lackawanna Public Library kindly invite you to visit soon and experience everything the library has to offer.
2016 Board of Trustees
Martha Connor, President
Dean Otoka, Vice President
Michael Sobaszek, Treasurer
Lisa Lewis, Secretary
2016 Board Meeting Minutes
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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 11/11/2016 (Veteran's Day)