Going Live!


For the past year and a half we’ve been working hard to get our library collection in the automated system. Now we’re pleased to announce we will be going live in mid-February!

What does this mean?

It means faster check-in and check-out.

It means faster, more efficient service. When you ask “What else do I have out and when is it due?” we will be able to check with a few clicks.

It means staff can spend less time on data entry and more time on YOU!

It means patrons will be able to access free online audiobooks and ebooks from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System when they receive their new card # and PIN!

It means you will be able to check our catalog, and nearly the entire System’s catalog holdings and be able to request items at your own leisure to pick up at the System library of your choice.

There will be a bit of a learning curve, and we beg for your patience as we work out the kinks!

Did you know?

The Library Director has pledged to dye her hair any color you vote on (as long as it’s an actual color we can get!) if the kids read a combined total of 30,000 minutes!

Get those levels turned in!

Summer Reading Is Near!

Own the Night Pajama Party

All ages summer reading kickoff at the Gowanda Free Library
Thursday, June 28th — 6 to 8 pm

    Fun for every family member!

Bedtime stories for preschool and primary kids
Movies & games for teens and tweens
Parent lounge where adults can chat over coffee or tea

Pizza, Snack, and S’more Station!
Wear Your Favorite PJs!
(pajamas not required)

Plus, early sign up for the Summer Reading Program
This summer is going to be awesome!

This event is free and is sponsored by:

The Gowanda Free Library
Friends of the Gowanda Free Library
Kiwanis of Gowanda

Current Tips

Need help learning to use computer software? Come in to our library at try out Learning Express!

Need tax assistance?

United Way of Buffalo and Erie County is offering free tax assistance services to qualified individuals.

Seniors in Cattaraugus County can also get free tax assistance! Click here for more information.

Have any other suggestions? Post them here!

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