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Center for Inquiry Libraries

Center for Inquiry

Address: 1310 Sweet Home Road
Mail: PO Box 741
Amherst, New York
United States

County: Erie View map of all libraries in Erie County.

Region: Western New York

Phone: 716-636-4869 Extension: 210

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Library details: Center for Inquiry Libraries is a Special library.
This library is affiliated with Center for Inquiry (view map) . The collection of the library contains 80,000 volumes. The library circulates 0 items per year.

Other Info: The Center for Inquiry Libraries (CFI Libraries) are the libraries for the Center for Inquiry, the Council for Secular Humanism, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), the former CSICOP) and the Council for Secular Humanism. We are a member of OCLC, Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC), and Empire Archival Discovery ( . We have world-class collections in skepticism, the paranormal, occult and supernatural for the CSI side, and free thought, humanism and the related disciplines for the Council side. We also have strong collections in science, magic (conjuring), philosophy, alternative medical claims and religion. The Libraries have a periodical collection, a rare books room, archives, microfilm and fiche, and AV materials relating to the core mission of CFI. A few of the special collections include the Martin Gardner Papers (on skepticism), Paul Edward Papers (philosophy), the False Memory Syndrome Foundation papers, materials related to Quackwatch (, a consumer health related website, and the Martin T. Orne Collection (hypnotism and the law, and psychology).

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Administration: The director of the library is Timothy Binga .

Organizational structure: It operates on a Non-profit financial model.

Academic Level: The library Serves an educational institution at the University level.

Collection size80,000volumes

wi-fi available Wireless: The library offers wireless access to the Internet. Wireless available outside the main library area

Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemKnowAll Matrix2023
Previous Automation SystemCyberTools for Libraries2006
Previous Automation SystemAmlib2002
Previous Automation SystemLePac1996
Digital Collection ManagementCONTENTdm
The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.
This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.
Identifiers ID6080

Record History: This listing was created on Oct 10, 2002 and was last modified on Jan 13, 2024.

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