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

    The Isaías González-Soto Library will be reopening on Monday, August 28th.

    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

    *We are not currently taking book donations--thank you for thinking of us*


    Come in and visit our brand new space! Phase 1 of renovation included a new roof, new floor, all new windows, freshly painted walls, and all new furniture!



    September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

    Celebrate by bringing the whole family in to either get a card or use your existing card to its full advantage!

    We're hosting a special scavenger hunt for kids this month! Borrow three things off our checklist and pick a prize!

    Scavenger Hunt



    Join us for Toddler Story Time every Friday morning at 10AM!

    Story time



    Every Monday evening at 5, we are hosting a Lego Night!

    We supply the materials and kids construct their dreams!

    lego night




    As always, we have our ongoing Book Sale!

    book sale


    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.