About the Library


Pay Your Fines Online
Federal Depository Library Info

You are here

Area Libraries

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Newstead Public Library

Visit our Facebook page

33 Main St.
Akron , NY 14001 Map
Phone: 716-542-2327
Fax: 716-542-3703
Kristine Sutton, Director

Located in the Village of Akron on Main Street near Rt. 93. Wheelchair accessible.


We offer 13 Public Access Computers with Microsoft Office Applications,  Internet Access and a Scanner.  Printing is available; black & white copies are $.10 and color copies are $.25.

Local Akron/Newstead Newspapers dating back to 1878 are now searchable from every public computer in the library.

 "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

 Copy Machine: $.15 for 8 1/2 x11 and $.30 for 8 1/2 x 14 and 11x17

Fax Machine for outgoing faxes : The first page is $1.75 and each additional page is $1.00. A Credit/Debit Card may be used or a Fax card can be purchased.

Meeting Room:  All meetings must be open to the public.  No fees can be charged.  Room capacity is 50.  Application may be downloaded.

Meeting Room Application

Meeting Room Policy

Meeting Room Rules of Use


What's Special About the Newstead Public Library
The Newstead Public Library is located in the heart of the village of Akron. We are just a short walk from the historical Octagon House and village shops. At the Library you will always be greeted with a smile and a helpful hand. Many people doing genealogical research use our microfilm collection of local Akron newspapers, dating back to 1878. For the charm and feel of a hometown library, stop in and visit the Newstead Public Library.

Friends of the Library
We have a very supportive Friends of the Library group that sponsors a used book sale in the Spring and Fall. There are three ways to become involved as a Friend: (1) as a member, (2) as a donor, and/or (3) as a volunteer. Please contact the Newstead Public Library for more information on how to become involved.


Suppport the Newstead Public Library when you shop amazonsmile!

 AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization



Recycling Paper

You will now find a bright yellow and green Abitibi Paper Retriever Recycling Bin in the rear parking lot of the Newstead Public Library. Please drop off your newspapers, magazines, shopping catalogs, old mail, shredded papers, office papers, school papers and envelopes in the recycling bin. Items not accepted are cardboard, cereal/soda cartons, food wrap/ containers, tissue products, phone books, plastic or glass. Did you know that every year Americans use more than 67 million tons of paper or 580 pounds per person? That is a lot of paper! Please bring your recyclable paper to the yellow and green bin.

Upcoming Events
February Calendar 





Library Board Meets the 2nd  Wednesday of the month at 7pm.


Library Board does not meet in July & August

Board of Trustees

President - Suzanne Sweitzer

Treasurer - Susan Brown

Secretary - Bob Tiedt

Mary Mangan

Tara Middaugh


Annual Report


Newstead Board Meeting Minutes





April Meeting 


May 2016 date change, meeting on 5/25/2016


February 2016 date change, meeting on 2/24/2016

Monday April 27 - Emergency Board Meeting - 7:30 pm @ Library

Tuesday May 5 - Emergency Board Meeting - 7:00 pm @ Library

June 17 Board Meeting Cancelled

October Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 14 @ 7 pm

December meeting cancelled due to snow







Click here for a map!

View Events at this Library

The next scheduled holiday for this location is 04/19/2019 (Good Friday)

Open Hours This Week
Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday01:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Open Hours Next Week
Monday01:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday01:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

* Summer Hours run from 05/27/2019 to 09/02/2019

Click to see which libraries are open today