Paine Branch Library

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

Library Information

113 Nichols Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206
(315) 435-5442
(315) 435-3553

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
  • Completely fine free
  • Fees still charged for lost items

Paine Branch Library was originally the Eastwood Library, and became part of the Syracuse Public Library system when Eastwood was annexed by the city in 1926.  It was then known as the Eastwood Branch.  The present facility, named for local newspaperman and librarian Dr. Paul Mayo Paine, opened on March 19, 1958.   Dr. Paine served as the Director of the Syracuse Public Library from 1915-1942.

The library collection consists of nearly 20,000 book and media resources, a unique collection of historical materials about the Eastwood community, Internet computers for adults and children, and offers free wireless access.


Please check the event calendar for events and workshops.


Branch Manager: Celeste Moore