Hazard Branch Library

Closed for Memorial Day
Sun: Closed
Mon: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am-7:30 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-7:30 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Library Information

1620 West Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 435-5326

Holiday Closings

Memorial Day Weekend05/26/24
Memorial Day05/27/24
Independence Day07/04/24
Labor Day Weekend08/31/24, 09/01/24
Labor Day09/02/24
Veteran's Day11/11/24
Thanksgiving Eve (closes at 5:00 PM)11/27/24
Day After Thanksgiving11/29/24
Christmas Eve (closes at 5:00 PM)12/24/24
New Year's Eve (closes at 5:00 PM)12/31/24

  • Completely fine free
  • Fees still charged for lost items

Hazard Branch Library has been serving the West Side of Syracuse for over 100 years along the West Genesee Street corridor.  In 1968 Hazard moved to its current location at 1620 West Genesee Street in a building constructed especially for the library and designed in mid century modern style.  The library offers thousands of books, magazines, DVDs, and music CDs all available for loan with a free Onondaga County Public Library card.

Monthly adult programs are presented on a wide range of topics such as financial planning, diverse cultural traditions, health, pet care, maker projects, and more.

Hazard also features ten public Internet computers for adults, and three each for teens and children.  Library staff offers one-on-one computer training, and resume and job application help.  A free Internet wifi signal is also available to anyone using a personal electronic device.  Free device charging stations are conveniently situated in the periodicals reading lounge.

Hazard Branch includes a large 68-person meeting room that is directly accessible from the main parking lot.  The room is available during library hours, by reservation, at no charge to not-for-profit groups.

Handicapped parking is available in the front of the building off of side street Emerson Avenue with direct and flat access to the library’s entrance.

Our book return is located in the back of the building near the main parking lot and is available 24 hours a day.   

Hazard Branch is situated on the northeast edge of historic Tipperary Hill.  The library is a ten minute drive from downtown Syracuse, Destiny USA, and the exits of Interstate 81 and Interstate 690.  Please visit us soon!


Branch Manager: Lauren Cox