Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library

Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library

1187 E. Delavan Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14215
United States

Fax: 716-896-4433
Elizabeth Stengel, Branch Manager

Located west of Eggert Road on East Delavan Avenue, near the intersection of Bailey Avenue, next to the Bank of America. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available.

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Public Access Computers Available: 34 public access computers and 2 scanners; 4 children's computers; 7 laptops for in-house use; 3 catalog computers. All networked (printing 10-cents B&W per page; 25-cents color) Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?" Black and white photocopies are available at 15 cents each.

We offer computer training!

View our Bike Smart Buffalo presentation!

Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library (formerly East Delavan Branch Library) is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library

1187 E. Delavan Ave.
Buffalo , NY 14215 Map
Phone: 716-896-4433
Fax: 716-896-4433 

 

AS OF FRIDAY, 11/19/20, THE LEROY R. COLES JR. BRANCH LIBRARY IS AVAILABLE FOR WALK-UP SERVICE ONLY. 

 

You can request books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. You can ask us about a specific item, or request recommendations from library staff. We can renew materials with your ID or Library Card. Please see below for instructions and hours.
 
Questions? Call us at 716-896-4433 for help! 
 
Our Dropbox will remain open! Remember, you can return items from ANY of the 37 B&ECPL Libraries in our Dropbox! 
 
  • Call 716-896-4433 between 11:00 am-7:00 pm Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm on Saturday.
  • Requests must be placed at least 1/2 hour prior to pick up time and must be picked up the same day. 
  • A staff member will call to notify you when your items are ready for pick up.
  • Walk-Up service will be provided at the side entrance on Ericson Avenue.
  • Please call 716-896-4433 to notify staff of your arrival.
  • Pick-up times are 11:30-6:30 pm Monday and Tuesday, 10:30 am–5:30 pm on Thursday and Friday and 10:30 am-3:30 pm on Saturday.
 

 

Welcome back to the Library!

 

Great News!
Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library is now
open to the public!

For the safety of our staff and patrons, everyone must wear a face covering and social distancing measures will be followed.

 Click here to see the Library and learn about all of the resources and materials we're offering!  :)

Monday: 2 PM - 7 PM

Tuesday: 2 PM - 7 PM

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Sunday: CLOSED

 

Starting July 1st, 2020, we can bring in items from other libraries in the system! Come in or call us at 716-896-4433 to request a book from another library.


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.) 


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 and library vendors.) 

 


Come see our changes and updates!

Located west of Eggert Road on East Delavan Avenue, near the intersection of Bailey Avenue, next to the Bank of America. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available.

Public Access Computers: 35 public access computers (3 catalog computers) and 6 public access laptops (library card required), including a computer lab of 12 computers and two express scanner computers.

Printing is 25 cents per color page and 10 cents per black & white page. 

 


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


While we cannot offer one-on-one tutoring sessions at the moment, you are welcome to bring your computer, Kindle, phone, or personal device in for brief help from our staff. If we cannot help, we will suggest resources that can. 


The Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Meeting Room is currently NOT OPEN for use. We will let the public know when it is available again!

Here is information on the Coles Branch and Buffalo Library system meeting spaces.


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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, Leroy R. Coles, Jr., Frank E. Merriweather, Jr., Niagara, North Park and the Riverside Branch Libraries. 

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.

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.