About

Welcome!

The Grosvenor Room (pronounced Grove-ner) is the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library’s Special Collections department. Located in the Central Library in downtown Buffalo, NY,  Grosvenor collections include genealogy, local history, and music resources, as well as rare books.

Check our blog to learn more about researching your family history, Buffalo & Western New York topics, library exhibits, events, and featured resources.

Got a local history or genealogy question for the Grosvenor Room Librarians? Email or call the Library here!*

Or visit us in-person; librarians are always available in the Grosvenor Room to answer questions and assist patrons.

*Please see the guidelines for research services here.

Our blog header image is a gouache painting that shows a familiar Central Library spot.  This is a study, or rendering of the Library’s 1st floor as imagined circa 1962.