East Syracuse Free Library

Currently closed
Sun: Closed
Mon - Thu: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Library Information

4990 James Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 437-4841
(315) 437-5982
Grace Days: 
Three (3), except for short loans and event passes

Holiday Closings

Christmas Eve12/24/18, 12/24/19
Christmas12/25/18, 12/25/19
New Year's Eve (closes at 3:00 PM)12/31/18, 12/31/19
New Year's Day01/01/19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day01/21/19
President's Day02/18/19
Memorial Day Weekend05/25/19, 05/26/19
Memorial Day05/27/19
Independence Day07/04/19
Labor Day09/02/19
Columbus Day10/14/19
Veteran's Day11/11/19
Thanksgiving Eve (closes at 3:00 PM)11/27/19
Day After Thanksgiving11/29/19

Located at 4990 James Street, the East Syracuse Free Library was originally founded by community leaders in 1924, to lend books to the residents of the Village of East Syracuse. Since then the library has continued and expanded its mission to bring best selling fiction and nonfiction in print, classic videos, talking books, magazines for adults and children, reference materials for students of all ages, and free access to computers to the community. Featured at East Syracuse is a special collection of Railroad History.


Director: Laurie Rachetta

Board of Trustees: 
  • President: Alan DePietro
  • Vice President: Susan Rauer
  • Treasurer: Bert Calnon 
  • Board Clerk: Lisa Wojtaszek
  • Members: Angela Epolito, LucyAnne Forkahmmer, Gail O'Donnell, Susan Rauer, Michael Rauer, John Ryan

Board Meetings: First Tuesday of every month, except July and August, at 7:00 PM. 

Annual Meeting: April

  • Assembly District No. 119: Sam Roberts
  • Senate District No. 49: David J. Valesky
  • County District No. 7: Danny Liedka