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Center For Inquiry Libraries

General Information


The Center for Inquiry Libraries is a consortium of four libraries in Amherst, New York. Operated by the Center for Inquiry, it is the largest library of its kind in the world. The building is over 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) with meeting rooms and special collections housing 70,000 volumes of works specializing in world-class collections in skepticism, freethought and humanism, and includes a collection of Martin Gardner’s books and papers, Steve Allen’s manuscripts, and other special holdings.

CFI Libraries is a member of OCLC (ZCQ) and the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC).

Full Name

Center For Inquiry Libraries


Erie (Greater Niagara)

Phone Number

(716) 636-4869



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