Elaine M. Panty Branch Library (formerly Riverside Branch Library)

Elaine M. Panty Branch Library (formerly Riverside Branch Library)
    Library Info

    820 Tonawanda St.
    Buffalo, NY 14207
    United States

    Ros Damico, Branch Manager

    Located two blocks north of the intersection of Tonawanda and Ontario Streets

    • Fully Accessible
    • Parking lot is located on Prairie St. behind the library
    • Drop box - located outside the Prairie St. entrance; available 24 hours a day 

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    NFTA Bus Route: 5 
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    Public Access Computers

    • 13 Public Access Computers and 2 scanners
    • 2 Children's Computers
    • 2 Online Catalog/Computer Reservation
    • 3 Laptop Computers for in-house use (includes 1 Skype Laptop)
    • Printing - $.10/page for black & white printing; $.25/page for color printing
    • Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access
    • Wi-Fi available

    "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"


    • Black & white copies only - color copies not available at this location
    • $.15 per copy (8.5 X 11 size); $.30 per copy (8.5 X 14 or 11X 17 sizes)
    • Accepts $1 bills and coins (no pennies) 

    Fax Machine - $1.75 for first page, $1 each additional page

    2 self checkout units conveniently available

    Requests: No Fee

    Unclaimed Holds Fees - $1 ALL media items; $.50 ALL print items

    Community Room

    • Applications  available to organizations and groups interested in holding activities or meetings
    • Seating capacity is 40
    • All meetings are open to the public

    Facility Use Policy (Meeting Room)

    Library Card Applications

    Part-Time Employment

    The Riverside Branch Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

    Elaine M. Panty Branch

    Elaine M. Panty Branch Library 

    Welcomes you!

    Every second Thursday a representative from State Senator Sean Ryan's office will be here from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM! Please join us for an information table and bring all of your questions and concerns.


    Kids Sports Equipment Lending with your library card! Now With Tennis Kits!

    Free Kids Sports Equipment Lending is also available at the Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, Cheektowaga, Downtown Central Library, Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch, Buffalo, Lackawanna Public Library, Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch, Buffalo, Newstead Public Library, and the Town of Collins Public Library!

    To view the flyer for this program click here

    Our Meeting Room is now are available for socially distanced safe meetings and safety protocols in place. Click here for an application.




    You can borrow Chromebooks and hotspots from the library

    Notary service available with an appointment. Please call 716-875-0562 and be sure and have all of your paperwork in order. ID is required.

     Attention Job Seekers: Please browse the list of openings from community/partner organizations and see the Library's Job & Career Resources located here.



    Dave Jeffers' Beach Party Saturday, July 9th at 3:00 PM! Don't miss this free program for children of all ages!

    Notary Service available! Please call 716-875-0562 and be sure and have all your paperwork and identification is in order.

    Oceans of Possibilities Read More

    Summer Reading 2022! Read more, track your reading and submit tickets for in-person prize giveaways with the grand prize being a new bicycle!!!


    2022 marks the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. His democratic vision of public parks, and his insistence that human health and civic engagement depend on them, resonate more than ever today.

    Buffalo Branches Board Info

    Library System Information on the Board of Trustees

    The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System Board of Trustees is the governing body for the downtown Central Library, and the eight branch libraries located in the city of Buffalo. These include: Crane, Dudley, East Clinton,  Frank E. Merriweather, Jr., North Park, Elaine M. Panty Branch Library, Isaías González-Soto Branch Library, and the Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library.

    All System Board of Trustee meetings and committee meetings are open to the public

    To see monthly board meeting schedules, agendas and minutes, click here.