Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch Library

Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch Library

280 Porter Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14201
United States

Fax: 716-882-1537
Jason Barone, 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


Children can borrow snowshoes at the Gonzalez-Soto Library!

NEWOnly at the Isaías González-Soto Branch Library. 

Children can now borrow snowshoes in the winter, in addition to soccer and lacrosse kits. Best for ages 5-13 years old. Kids under the age of 17 who have library card fines/fees can also get them erased when the sports equipment is used and returned. Parent/caregiver must sign a waiver and be present the first time equipment is borrowed.

Supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.


Upcoming Events:

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

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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.