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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.


  • 22 public access computers and a scanner, all of which having printing capabilities.
  • 5 laptops for in-house use
  • 1 laptop 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. 




Crane Library Book Club meets the Third Thursday of the month at 1pm.  Books selected for 2018/2019 are:

July 19th: Just for Fun! Bring and share your favorite book

October 18th: A Gentlemen in Moscow by Amor Towles

November 15th: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

December 20th: Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

January 17th: The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

February 21st: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

October Events

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Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 11

Toddler Story Time: Fridays at 10:15

Read to Nell, The Therapy Dog: October 19 & 26 @ 3:30 PM

Perler Beads: October 5 @ 4 PM

Craft Night, Papel Picado: October 6 @ 4 PM (please register)

Adult Craft Night, Haunted Tchotchkes: October 11 @ 6 PM (please register)

Craft Night, Terror-ariums: October 13 @ 4 PM (please register)

Crane Bookclub: October 18 @ 1 PM

Book a Technology Trainer: October 18 @ 1 PM (please register)

Craft Night, Monster Bookmarks: October 20 @ 4 PM

Adult Storytime, True Unsolved Murder Mysteries: October 25 @ 6 PM

Craft Night, Pumpkin Painting: October 27 @ 4 PM


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 11/12/2018 (Veteran's 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
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

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