Crane Branch

Crane Branch

633 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222
United States

Fax: 716-883-6651
Daniel Lewandowski, Branch Manager

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

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  • 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. 

The Crane Branch Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Crane Branch

Saturday, February 1st Join us for a fun filled day! Morning playtime for parents & children 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Get to know your neighbors in a family friendly environment! Mr. Dan will be reading a couple stories and we also have books available for parents to read with their children. We'll be handing out goodie bags & craft bags! (toddler & preschool appropriate). Special craft @ 4pm! Shrinky Dink Charms!Family Playtime 10:30-12:30 with goodie bags and stories from Mr Dan.

Shrinky Dink Charms 4-5 PM

January Events at Crane. Events listed in text below.

Preschool Storytime is held every Tuesday at 11:00 AM! Join us for fingerplay, songs, stories, and crafts.

Toddler Storytime is held every Friday at 10:15 AM! Join us for fingerplay, songs, stories, and crafts. 

Button Making is held every first Monday at 5:00 PM! On January 6th, come with your own pictures or use the library provided ones to make your own buttons or magnets.

Craft Night is held every Saturday at 4:00 PM! Our crafts for January: Marbled Paper (1/4), Acorn Necklaces (1/11), Peacock Corks (1/18), Chinese New Year Craft (1/25).

Buffalo Branches Board Info

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,  Frank E. Merriweather, Jr., North Park, Elaine M. Panty Branch Library, Isaías González-Soto Branch Library, and the Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library.

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.