4848 Victoria Avenue,
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5
Bus routes #104, #108, #204 stop at Library, #102 at Bridge St (3 blocks north of Library)
Map and directions
Free Parking available off Buckley Ave., (1 block east of Victoria Ave., via Morrison St.)
Adult Department 905-356-8080
Children's Department 905-356-4053
Regular Hours (Sept-Jun):
Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Sunday Hours (Oct-Apr)
The Niagara Falls Public Library has its origins from 1878 in the Clifton, Drummondville, and Stamford Mechanics Institutes, formed as educational centres for working men and women. In 1895 these became public libraries.
The first main library of the new city opened in 1910 at Armoury Street and Victoria Avenue and was expanded in 1954.
Planning began for the construction of a new 47,365 square foot library at Morrison Street and Victoria Avenue on the site of the old T. E. Eaton Store. The result was the stunningly beautiful building which opened November 23rd 1974. Chief Librarian at the time, Dorothy Van Slyke, said "The building was designed with nature as its central theme. The hundreds of plants throughout, water running in the fountains and pools, and the rustic walkways give the feeling you are strolling through a garden".
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