Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Riverside Branch

820 Tonawanda St.
Buffalo , NY 14207 Map

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 11/12/2018 (Veteran's Day)

Library Hours
Mon12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thu12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Located two blocks north of the intersection of Tonawanda and Ontario Streets

Riverside Branch Library - October 2018 flyer of events

South American Jungle Trek presented by Buffalo Animal Adventures.
Saturday, October 20th at 12 noon.
Don’t miss this LIVE ANIMAL show.  All ages fun!
Story Time
Wednesday at 10:30 am (October 3rd, 10th, 17th & 31st)
Miss Susan will be here to share stories, songs, and lots and lots of fun and bubbles!  Will also include a simple craft.
Button-Making Thursdays:
Every Thursday 4:30-5:30
Get creative and make a one-of-a-kind button with our button maker.  All ages fun!
Crafty Saturdays!
October 6th, 13th & 27th at 12 noon
Kids 5 - 12 years are invited to get crafty with us.  Make it & Take it!
FREE Computer Training
Tuesday, October 9th, 12 pm - 3 pm
Thursday, October 25th, 4 pm - 7 pm
**Sign up for one-on-one computer training.  Choose a topic and learn at your own speed.  Limited space.  Sign up today!
ALSO at the Riverside Library in October:
ESL & Citizenship Classes - Monday & Wednesday, 1 pm - 3 pm
Univera Healthcare presentation - Tuesday, October 9th, 11am - 12 pm
The Business of MusicSaturday, October 27th at 2 pm.  This workshop will cover song copyright, marketing of music and music business practices.







 Public Access Computers

"What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"


Fax Machine - $1.75 for first page, $1 each additional page

2 self checkout units conveniently available

Request fees - $.25 for adult print or audio materials; $1 for DVDs and Blu-Rays

Unclaimed Holds Fees - $1 ALL media items; $.50 ALL print items

Community Room

Facility Use Policy (Meeting Room)
Rules of Conduct

Library Card Applications

Applications are now available in Arabic, Burmese, Karen & Somali language versions at the Library.

Youth and Adult library card applications are available in large print at the Library.

Part-Time Employment


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, East Delavan, 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.