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) 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:


We have snowshoes available to borrow for the kids! Get outside this winter!




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!

story time



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.