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Because of the irreplaceable and often fragile documents and papers in the Research Library, we have rules for Library visitors that are probably different than what you're used to. This short slide ...

Because of the irreplaceable and often fragile documents and papers in the Research Library, we have rules for Library visitors that are probably different than what you're used to. This short slide show to get you acquainted with us.

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  • 1. Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Research Library 25 Nottingham Court, Buffalo, NY 14216-3199Planning Your First Visitto the Research Library Cynthia Van Ness Director of Library & Archives Buffalo History Museum 1 Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216 October 2012Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 2. How to find us•1 Museum Court, formerly 25 Nottingham Court•North of Rt. 198 off Elmwood Ave.•Free parking•Take the #20 Elmwood bus route, exit at Nottingham•The Library is in the white marble “temple” on the main floor Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 3. Admission•Free to Society members•$7.00 for all others•Erie County high school students with valid IDadmitted free•Children under 12 not admitted to the Library. Weencourage children to enjoy museum exhibits andevents instead. Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 4. About the Research Library•Library hours are Wednesdaysthrough Saturdays, 1-5 pm•No appointments necessary•Professional librarians alwayson duty to help you find whatyou need Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 5. Collections at a Glance•Founded in 1862•20,000+ books•200,000 photographs•2,000 manuscript collections•Extensive Vertical/Pamphlet File•22-drawer Clippings file•Thousands of maps, drawings, posters, prints•6,000+ microfilms of newspapers, censuses, church& cemetery records, and other items Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 6. A Few Rules•Purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc., are kept behindthe desk during your visit•Library materials may not be borrowed or removedfrom room•Cotton gloves are required for handlingphotographs. We keep a large supply.•Staff does all photocopying. Some items are toolarge or fragile to photocopy.•Scanning is done only for publication or exhibition.Fees apply. Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 7. No Food or DrinkPhone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 8. Take all phone calls outside of the libraryPhone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 9. What about cameras?•You may take pictures of museum buildings,grounds, programs, events, and the libraryinterior for noncommercial purposes.•Please add them to our Flickr group!www.flickr.com/groups/bechs/•You may not take pictures of library books,photos, maps, documents, collections, etc. Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 10. Pencils only. We have lots!Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 11. Technology on Site•Online catalog workstation•Free wireless internet access, laptops welcome!•Two microfilm reader-printers, $.25/page•Three microfilm readers•Photocopies made only by staff, $.25 each Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 12. Our Most Popular ToolPhone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 13. Search FRANK before your visit•http://bechs.org/frank•Find Resources And New Knowledge. A free onlinecatalog of our book & manuscript collections. Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 14. NewYorkHeritage.org•Explore digital collections from us & similarinstitutions, including:•War of 1812 documents•Crystal Beach photographs•Buffalo address books Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 15. WorldCat.org•A database listing 1billion items in thousandsof libraries, including us!Books, periodicals, papers, videos, films, soundrecordings, archivalcollections, etc. Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 16. What We Don’t Have•Vital records (birth, marriage, death certificates)•Passenger lists•Immigration & naturalization records•School or college records•Deeds or property transactions•Employment records•Police or crime recordsPhone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 17. What We Cannot Do•We are not qualified to draw genealogicalconclusions or find your ancestors for you•We cannot provide open-ended research on a listof names or “fill in gaps” in your family tree•We cannot appraise or establish the value ofyour books or other collectibles Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 18. Contact us•Email: library@buffalohistory.org•Voice: (716) 873-9644 x 306•For best results, call Wednesdays throughSaturdays, 1-5 pm•Fax: (716) 873-8754 Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org
  • 19. Buffalo History Museum We look forward to your visit!Phone: 716-873-9644 Fax: 716-873-8754 www.buffalohistory.org