Mary Jean Jakubowksi

All branches of The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library are currently closed due to the cornonavirus pandemic and director Mary Jean Jakubowski isn't sure when they will be able to reopen.

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New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library are calling on New York State to reverse course on proposed cuts totaling $25 million in funding for public libraries.

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It's an event which seeks to clear out the old to make room for the new. The Used Book Sale at the Central Library in downtown Buffalo runs through Saturday. All items--books, music CDs, audio books--are priced at 50 cents with the proceeds going toward purchasing new reading materials.

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New York is one of several states now suing the federal government and the founder of a Texas company that offers blueprints to produce 3D printed guns. While the long-running dispute over gun rights takes a new twist, a Buffalo institution that provides access to 3D printers makes clear you'll not be allowed to try it in their space.

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History is a cornerstone of education and visitors to Buffalo's main library can now walk through a gallery that showcases centuries of brilliant minds.

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

If you’d like to see some changes made to the local library system, now is your chance to have your voice heard.  The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System is holding a series of public input sessions starting tonight.

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

What were you reading this year?  The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library is out with the annual list of the most popular borrowed materials for 2015.


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.

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Buffalo and Erie County’s Central Library is putting itself on the map as part of the up-and-coming downtown scene.

The most popular library books of 2014

Dec 29, 2014
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The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library is out with its list of most popular borrowed books for 2014

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Multi-language pamphlets are among the tools the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library is using as it tries reach the area's new immigrants.