Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch Library

Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch Library
    Library Info

    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 including Mobile Printing) 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

    The Isaías González-Soto Branch Library hours:

    Monday: 11-7

    Tuesday: CLOSED

    Wednesday: 11-7

    Thursday: 10-6

    Friday: 9-5

    Saturday: 9-5

    Sunday: CLOSED

    Ongoing/Upcoming Events:


    Due to an upcoming renovation, the González-Soto Branch cannot accept any donations at this time. Thank you for thinking of us!


    We have sports equipment available to borrow for kids! Get outside with a basketball, soccer, or lacrosse sticks!




    Every Monday from 5:30-6:30pm: Tech Hour! Get all your computer/phone help here!

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    Every Thursday evening from 4:30-5:45: Niagara District Drop-In Night: Legislative Aides to the Niagara District Council Office will be available weekly to the constituents of the Niagara District in the main room of the Isaías González-Soto Library for one-on-one discussions or to drop off documents, etc.



    Every Saturday at 10am: Story time! Different themes and for all ages!

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    Every second Saturday of the month: Story time in Arabic!

    Arabic Story Time



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    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.