The Buffalo Museum of Science, through collections, research, education and interpretation, provides opportunities for all people to develop a scientific understanding of the natural and cultural world with an emphasis on the Greater Niagara Region. The Museum challenges everyone to use their knowledge of science to enhance respect for each other and the environment. The Museum's Research Library holdings reflect the areas of the Museum's research including: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, botany, geology, invertebrate zoology, museology, mycology, paleontology, and vertebrate zoology. The Museum receives over 400 journal titles each year and the collection covers the topics listed above, as well as science education, other museums' publications, and local and affiliated scientific society publications.
Buffalo Museum of Science is a member of the Western New York Library Resources Council.