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Crane Branch

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633 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo , NY 14222 Map
Phone: 716-883-6651
Fax: 716-883-6651

Located on the northeast corner of Elmwood and Highland Avenues (Between Lexington and West Ferry). Wheelchair accessible except for auditorium and rest rooms.



  • 21 public access computers and two scanners, all of which having printing capabilities.
  • 5 laptops for in-house use, one of which is reserved for Skype use
  • Mezzanine Bookshop, located on the 2nd floor
  • Community Space, capacity 75, click here for applications and more information.
  • Photocopier
  • Internet access and WiFi

Fee Structure:

  • Requests: $.25 for adult print & audio. $1 for adult DVD/Blu-Ray. Juvenile items have no charge.
  • Unclaimed Requests: $100 for all media items and $.50 for all print items.
  • Printing: $.10 for black & white, $.25 for color.
  • Copier: $.15 for standard, $.30 for legal
  • Overdue Fees for Adults: $.25 per item, per day for books & audio. $1 per item per day for adult movies. 
  • Overdue Fees for Children: $.10 per item per day for all books and audio. $1 per item per day for all movies. 

May Events

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Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 11 AM

Toddler Story Time: Fridays at 10:15 AM

Button Making: May 6 @ 5 PM

Craft Night, Dandelion Painting: May 4 @ 4 PM

Craft Night, Mother's Day Purse Cards: May 11 @ 4 PM

Craft Night, Paper Dragons: May 18 @ 4 PM

Craft Night, Flower Ornaments: May 25 @ 4 PM

Crane's Garden Club, Gardening for Butterflies: May 20 @ 5 PM

Crane's Garden Club, Newspaper Pots & Seeds Filling Station: Starting April 7, ask for Dan

Crane Book Club: May 16 @ 1



Library System Information on the Board of Trustees

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System Board of Trustees is the governing body for the downtown Central Library, and the eight branch libraries located in the city of Buffalo. These include: Crane, Dudley, East Clinton, East Delavan, Frank E. Merriweather, Jr., Niagara, North Park and the Riverside Branch Libraries. 

All System Board of Trustee meetings and committee meetings are open to the public

To see monthly board meeting schedules, agendas and minutes, click here.

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 05/27/2019 (Memorial Day)

Open Hours This Week
Monday12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Open Hours Next Week
Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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