The Lewis Library at Niagara County Community College is more than an academic resource for registered students.
All Niagara County residents are eligible for a free membership to the Lewis Library at the Sanborn Campus. Card-holding members have access to books, audiobooks, magazines, journals, newspapers, DVDs and CDs. While within the library, community members have access to computers and almost 100 research databases, such as Newsbank and Ancestry. Check out newly released or classic books from virtually any genre, including fiction, biographies, children’s literature, poetry and cookbooks.
In addition, the Lewis Library is offering summer programming open to the public. The “Noontime Knowledge” series is a free, virtual event where attendees have the opportunity to enjoy lunch and learn about a new topic. Meetings are held every Wednesday at noon through Zoom. Topics include: graphic design; accessing historic newspapers; how to make and save money online; and Google and internet research tips. In addition, book club chats are woven into the schedule, giving the community a chance to enjoy some leisurely reading and create new friendships.
Senior scholars – Niagara County residents ages 60 and over – are also welcome to take an audited research methods class, LLC 161. This course is taught by Jean Linn, NCCC’s librarian and archivist, who is also Lockport’s town historian. In addition to traditional academic research, methods taught in this class can be used to develop local or family histories.
The Lewis Library is open during the summer from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Beginning in August, the library will be open on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4p.m. For more information, visit www.niagaracc.suny.edu/library or call 716-614-6780.