Digital Library

Working together, the network of partners and researchers has developed an extensive body of data and action-oriented research on the conditions and issues facing the region. Making this public information more accessible to faculty and students from Cornell and local universities and colleges, Buffalo Commons has developed a searchable hub spanning issue areas from economics to education, housing to community health, poverty to environment.

The main goal of this initiative is to make information accesible to our Western New York regional partners and scholars/researchers interested in expanding and deepening the body of knowledge related to Buffalo, New York.

With over 400 publication, featured work is categorized by the following issue areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Criminal Justice
  • Data, Demographics, and History
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Equality and Civil Rights
  • Government
  • Health
  • Housing and Neighborhoods
  • Poverty, Low Wage Work, and Income Inequality

Buffalo Commons Library is constantly evolving and we welcome ongoing contributions from local experts, community partners, and researchers.

Are you a community partner with a research need?

We would love to help connect you to researchers or graduate students who are interested in working to help find local solutions to questions.

Visit here to submit a proposal.