Soule Branch Library
Sun: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue - Wed: 9:00 am-7:30 pm
Thu - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
101 Springfield Road
Syracuse, NY 13214
1, except for short loans
Soule Branch Library, located in the Salt Springs area of the city has been serving the community since 1965. Soule Branch was named for Oscar F. Soule, a member of a prominent Syracuse family who was very active in the business and civic community. He was a trustee of the Syracuse Public Library from 1932, and President of its Board from 1952 until his retirement in 1968.
The library is one of two city libraries open Sundays during the school year. The library has a large and varied collection of adult, teen and children’s books, DVDs, audio books, CDs, and numerous newspaper and magazine subscriptions for borrowing. Many items are also available to download or stream on a variety of devices. Databases for research are accessible both in the library and remotely.
Soule Branch offers technology access and training for adults, job search and resume assistance and one-on-one instruction for personal computers, tablets, resumes, e-readers and more. Please call the library to book your one hour session with a librarian.
The library has a number of computers for public use as well as free Wi-Fi access. Copy, fax and scanning services are also available.
Lectures, workshops, musical entertainment and art displays are also among Soule’s programmatic offerings.
Children’s programs are both entertaining and educational. These include performers, traditional story times, a Summer Reading Program and STEM and STEAM programs.
A teen area with a dedicated collection of reading materials and computers, along with a Summer Reading Program and activities help enrich the lives of this age group.
The branch is also located across the street from Le Moyne College and is adjacent to the LeMoyne Plaza which houses a coffee shop, pizzeria, and college bookstore. The library is also in close proximity to the H.W. Smith K-8 School making this an ideal location for afterschool gathering.
The library is wheelchair accessible via a ramp, automated front door and lift to the upper and lower floors. Other features include a comfortable reading lounge, graced by stained glass window panels, and a large community meeting room available for use by appointment.
Branch Manager: Joanne Teska