Paine Branch Library

Limited Services - Call for Details
Sun - Mon: Closed
Tue: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Wed: Closed
Thu: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Fri - Sat: Closed

Library Information

113 Nichols Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206
(315) 435-5442
(315) 435-3553
Grace Days: 
1, except for short loans

Holiday Closings

Staff Development Day05/07/21
Memorial Day Weekend05/29/21, 05/30/21
Memorial Day05/31/21
Juneteenth [Observed]06/18/21
Independence Day07/04/21
Independence Day [Observed]07/05/21
Labor Day Weekend09/04/21, 09/05/21
Labor Day09/06/21
Veterans Day11/11/21
Thanksgiving Eve (closes at 5:00 PM)11/24/21
Day After Thanksgiving11/26/21
Christmas [Observed]12/24/21
Christmas Day12/25/21


** Takeout Service & Select Services By Appointment Only Due to COVID-19 **

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 virtual events and workshops offered via Zoom by OCPL.


Branch Manager: Renate Dunsmore

  • NYS Assembly District No. 129: William B. Magnarelli
  • NYS Senate District No. 53: Rachel May

Onondaga County Legislature Members