University at Buffalo

The State University of New York has merged the catalogs of its libraries across the entire 60-branch system.


Buried in the $140 billion state budget is a relatively tiny line item for $14 million for capital construction aid for local libraries. The funding is being put to use at libraries throughout the region.

With the deadline for the state budget four weeks away, a push is on to block a proposed cut in state aid to libraries.

The Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries holds the first of 25 focus groups Tuesday to learn more about what the community wants from its library system.

Ray Marks / WBFO News

The Jamestown Prendergast library system --  which serves Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties -- has a brand new director.   WBFO News contributor Ray Marks traveled to the Southern Tier and sat down with Linda Mielke, who comes to Western New York from California -- where she held a similar position.