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Research Library at the Buffalo History Museum

The Research Library at the Buffalo History Museum is located within the museum's main building at the corner of Nottingham Terrace and Elmwood Avenue. Founded in 1862 by the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, the Museum and Library are commited to engaging with local history. Their mission is "experiencing history with you, by remembering, discovering, and sharing our stories; sparking emotional and social connections within our unique community." The library contains all two-dimensional materials from the museum's collection. All three-dimensional materials are the responsibility of the Collections Department in the Resource Center on Forest Avenue.

The Library contains materials detailing the history of Buffalo and Western New York. Appointments are not required unless access to the manuscript material is requested. For more information on the Library's materials, please visit the Collections page.

Research Library Hours

Open Wednesday through Saturday 1:00pm-5:00pm

Open Wednesday evenings 6:00pm-8:00pm