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

Holiday Closings

Labor Day09/02/24
Columbus Day / Indigenous People's Day10/14/24
Veteran's Day11/11/24
Thanksgiving Eve (closes at 3:00 PM)11/27/24
Day After Thanksgiving11/29/24
Christmas Eve12/24/24
New Year's Eve (closes at 3:00 PM)12/31/24


  • Completely fine free
  • Fees still charged for lost items

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: Angela Epolito
  • TreasurerAndrew VanRiper
  • Board Clerk: Lisa Wojtaszek
  • Members:  Jane Keeler, Elaine Taylor, Russ Taylor, Daria Watson

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

Annual Meeting: April