Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch Library

Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch Library

280 Porter Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14201
United States

Fax: 716-882-1537
Caroline Kennon, Branch Manager

Located on the corner of Porter Ave. and Prospect Ave.

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NFTA Bus Route: 5 & 22
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Public Access Computers:  17 Public Access computers (two with scanners), 5 Children's Computers, networked (Color prints are 25 cents. B&W prints are 10 cents) Microsoft Office Applications, and Internet Access.

A new laptop that can be used to access Skype!  Visit with out of town family and friends!  Conduct interviews over Skype.  See staff for details.

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

Meeting Room, capacity 75.  Download the policies associated with using our Meeting Room:

Facility Use Policy
This document must be read by everyone planning to use a space in a library for a meeting.

Rules of Conduct
This document must be read by everyone planning to use a space in a library for a meeting.

Application and Fee Structure

What's Special About the Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Library?

  • An extensive collection of Spanish language materials.
  • Language kits, including English as a Second Language (ESL), Spanish, French, Arabic, and Somali.
  • Located next to Prospect Park

The Isaías González-Soto Branch Library (formerly Niagara Branch) is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch Library

Effective December 30, 2020, the Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch Library will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will continue to offer Walk-up Service

  • Call 716-882-1537 to reach staff between 11am-7pm on Monday and Wednesday, 10am-6pm on Thursdays, or 9am-5pm on Friday and Saturday.
  • Requests for hold pick-ups must be placed at least 1/2 hour prior to pick up time and must be picked up the same day. 
  • Walk-Up Service will be provided at the front entrance on Porter Avenue.
  • Please call 716-882-1537 to notify staff of your arrival.

B&ECPL Reopening and Safety Plan for Libraries located in the City of Buffalo – COVID-19
Reopen Plan
Safety Plan  
Handling Materials during COVID-19
Protective Measures to Reduce Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 
Pre-entry Health Questionnaire  (Questionnaire is for Library employees, vendors and in-house tenants.) 

Upcoming Events:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all library programming is taking place online. 

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

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.