Arts & Museums
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
+1 716 858 8900
Taking up some 400,000 square feet, this central public library in the downtown Lafayette Square area serves as the headquarters for the entire 53-outlet Buffalo and Erie County library system. Built in 1964, the librart houses over two million books, a 324-seat auditorium for lectures and presentations and a photographic collection with more than 200,000 pictures in 600 different subject areas. Rare book aficionados can visit the Mark Twain Room, with its original Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
manuscript. There is also a 600-volume collection of anti-slavery books.