Town of Collins Public Library

Town of Collins Public Library

2341 Main St.
PO Box 470
Collins, NY 14034
United States

Fax: 716-532-6210
Abigail Barten-McGowan, Director

The library is located on Main Street (Route 39) in the middle of the block, one-half mile east of Route 62, between Mill Street and School Street. The parking lot is accessible from both Main Street and Mill Street. Wheelchair accessible. 

Public Access Computers:  16 desktop computers, including 4 computers for children in the youth area, plus 3 laptop computers. 2 free public scanners, reservation may be required. Printing 10 cents B&W per page, 25 cents color. Microsoft Office 2016 Applications, Internet Access, Access to library databases. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?" Free secure Wi-fi for your own devices.

Black and white copies are available at 15 cents per page.

What's Special About the Collins Library

The library is designated as both a Rural Technology Center and a Pre-Schooler’s Door to Learning. The children’s area features a beautiful "Children of the World" globe-mobile which is suspended over the children’s computer table. Four computers are openly available to children. The library offers a spacious setting and comfortable seating in all areas.

We have concerts in the library nearly every month (check out our calendar for upcoming events). We have a weekly Quilting Club and monthly Movies co-presented with the Collins Seniors, and two monthly Book Clubs plus a new YA Book Club. There are a number of on-going children's activities on our schedule as well!

Interested in visiting with your school or group? 

Group Visit Applicaiton

We have a meeting room available for public use.

The Friends of the Collins Library is always looking for new members!

Download the Application, or visit the library for a copy.

Town of Collins Public Library Policies

System-Wide Policies

The Town of Collins Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Town of Collins Public Library

**Update 9/8**

Opening 6/22 - mask required, call for pick up service 532-5219

The Library building is open for limited services. 

Per NYS Executive Order masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

Pick up service will still be available via phone


New Expanded Hours begin 9/8/2020!

Hours will be

Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday Closed


You must bring photo ID or your library card to check out items. 

We can now place holds on items at other libraries!

Any Returns will be accepted in our drop box at the front of the building 24/7. Material will be held at least 96 hours before it is discharged from your account. You will not have fines for this time. 

Book donations will NOT be accepted at this time.

Thank you so much, and can't wait to see you soon!


Safety Plan - Reviewed 9/8/2020 with no changes

Reopening Plan - Reviewed 9/8/2020 with no changes


September (also check us out and like us on Facebook):


All Ages Coloring Contest!

Pick up a coloring page at the library, or print the Turbine or Tree pages, and return to any library for a chance to win. Two winners will be randomly from our library's entries selected on October 27, 2020 to receive a prize pack! You can also learn more about carbon emissions


Much of our programming has moved online! Watch our Facebook Page for upcoming online programming!


Summer is over, but our Awesome Take & Makes will be available every week! Check Facebook for a demo each Monday, and stop in to pick up a kit!


Library of Things:

Library of Things Logo

Check out what's available through our catalog

Check out more than just books! Borrow a metal detector, tennis set, and more! Items must be borrowed from and returned to the Collins Library with an Adult card. Call for more details. 


What's next? Our top voted items to be revealed soon!


Check out our YouTube Page for programs

More coming soon!


Want some of our favorite resources? Check out these great links!


Art & Crafts for Families (updated 4/13/2020)

Arts & Crafts for Families #2 (updated 4/28/2020)

Science for Families (updated 4/13/2020)

Virtual Tours of Parks and Museums (updated 4/13/2020)

Virtual Tours of Gardens (updated 4/14/2020)

Virtual Tours of Parks (updated 4/14/2020)

Town of Collins Public Library Board Info

Annual Report

Board of Trustees

Holly Martindale, President
Elaine Thordahl, Vice President
Edith Schell, Secretary 
Becky Jo Summers, Treasurer
Barbara Ferro 
David Williams
Robert Gaylord
Cynthia Dishman
Annette Gernatt  
Helga Ciminesi
Kimberly Nobles

Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

2020 Upcoming Regular Meeting Dates: 10/1, 12/3

2020 Minutes 

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes


Bylaws of the Town of Collins Public Library - revised 6/4/2020



Strategic Plan