Located inside the arched radius of windows that has become the icon for Gateway’s campus, the two-story First Niagara Library and Learning Commons, is an anchor for students and faculty. The collection includes 50,000 print books, 283,000 electronic books and over 80 online research databases available 24/7. Professional librarians are available to provide research assistance during open hours. The 2nd floor Learning Commons includes collaboration pods, 75 computers, and several printers. It also houses the Service Desk & Help Zone, a 30-computer lab library instruction room, group study rooms, an Assistive Technology room, a multipurpose room for library events, and a copy/scanner room.The first floor of the library is the Quiet Study area and houses individual study rooms, study carrels, the Kids Cove children’s library, and several of the library's special collections.
The library was made possible in part through a charitable grant from First Niagara Foundation, the philanthropic arm of First Niagara Bank, N.A.