Central Library

Currently closed
Sun: Closed
Mon: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Tue - Wed: 8:30 am-7:30 pm
Thu - Fri: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Library Information

447 South Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202-2494

Holiday Closings

Veteran's Day 2023 [Observed]11/10/23
Thanksgiving Eve 2023 (closes at 5:00 PM)11/22/23
Thanksgiving 202311/23/23
Day After Thanksgiving 202311/24/23
Christmas Eve 202312/24/23
Christmas 202312/25/23
New Year's Eve 202312/31/23
  • Hillbrook Art Project at Central
Branch Manager:

Rene Battelle

Telephone: 315-435-1900

Renewal By Phone: 315-435-1430

Adult Literacy/ESL Information



There are a number of public parking lots and garages, as well as street parking on most of the streets near the Central Library.

  • Use the Whoosh / Flowbird app to pay for parking, and add more money to your parking meter, all from the convenience of your phone. 

First Floor - Street Level
  • The entrance to the library is located on Salina Street, under the big library sign.
  • New popular books, newspapers, magazines
  • Computers & Internet access
  • Library card sign-up
  • Self-checkout
  • STAR lab
  • MakerSpace
Second Floor
  • World Language materials
  • CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, other media
  • Literacy
  • Laptop Lab
  • Study areas
  • KidSpace
Third Floor
Extra Information: 
  • Completely fine free
  • Fees still charged for lost items
Board of Trustees: 

See our Board of Trustees page