14093 Mill Street | PO Box 420 | Collins, New York 14034 | Phone: (716) 532-4874



 Collins Public Library
2341 Main Street, P.O. Box 470, Collins, NY 14034
Phone: (716) 532-5129 | Abigail Barten-McGowan, Director

Library Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am-8pm
  • Wednesday and Friday 10am-5pm
  • Saturday 11am-3pm
  • Sunday - CLOSED

Stay up-to-date with events at the Library by "liking" our Facebook page, Collins Public Library.

We have a community room that is available for community groups.  Call for availability.

Did you know:  Erie County Library cards are available to all Erie County residents, all individuals who work in Erie County and all those who live in the Gowanda School tax district.

Upcoming Events:

Check out our Web page at www.buffalolib.orgclick Library Locations and Town of Collins Public Library on the next screen.      

Book Donations Needed:  The Library is now accepting book donations for our annual book sale.  Please no text books, encyclopedias, Readers Digest Condensed Editions, things that are moldy, or in very poor condition.


Friends of the Collins Public Library Meeting:  Saturday, September 1st at 10 am.  This is the first meeting of the year and a perfect time to join!  There are applications in the Library or come to the meeting.  Always looking for enthusiastic people who love their Library. 


Computer Class:  Monday, August 13th at 5:30 pm.  Introduction to WIndows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft.  Students will become familiar with the desktop, the start button, Microsoft Edge and the Windows Store.  Free and Open to the Public ages 17 & above.

Lap Sit with Miss Abbie:  Mondays, August 13th, 20th and 27th at 10:30 am.  Join us for this fun program for children ages 6 months to 2 years with a caregiver.  A great introduction to early literacy skills with rhymes, finger plays, music, stories and more.  Sign up required.  Please call or stop by.

Libraries Rock Story Hour:  Tuesday, August 14th at 6 pm.  In this musical story hour we will read stories that have a musical theme, create our own musical instrument, play some lively musical games and enjoy some music themed activities!  Best for ages 3-10.  Please sign up to attend.

Evening Book Club:  Tuesday, August 14th at 5:00 pm.  We will be discussing "Freakonomics" by Steven Levitt.  You can request a copy online or stop by the Library desk.  Please call 532-5129 or stop by if you are interested.

Quilting with Florence:  Every Wednesday, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Come quilt with these knowledgeable ladies!

August Afternoons in the Library:  Thursdays, August 9th through August 30th at 1 pm.  Looking for something fun for the kids:  Take some time to get out of the heat and visit the Library!  Enjoy crafts, stories and games each week.  Ages 4-10.  Please sign up.

Book Club:  Monday, August 20th at 11 am.  We will be discussing "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein.  Everyone is welcome.  You can request a copy online or at the Library.

Lego Club:  Tuesday, August 21st at 6:30 pm.  Come and play with Legos in the Library.  We will put your creation on display in the Library.  Ages 4-12.  Registration is required so call or stop in to sign up!

Music in the Library Concert Series:  Join us Friday, August 24th at 7 pm.  The Kiwanis Club of Gowanda presents: Danny on the Keys.  Concert held in memory of Gary Sprague.

Creative Crafts for Grown Ups:  Saturday, August 25th at 1 pm.  Come and make a wreath with book pages.  All supplies are provided but registration is limited.

Tinkering in the Library:  Tuesday, August 28th at 5:30 pm.  With different rotating activities each month, there will be new things to explore.  Fun for the whole family.  Stop by or call to sign up.


Stay up-to-date with events at the library by ‘liking’ our Facebook page, Collins Public Library.                      


Using your library card you can:

  • Download three songs per week on your listening device using Freegal
  • Download e-books and audio books on most devices
  • Kindle users can now download books 

Any person is able to use our computers free of charge. Adults can use the Internet and we are a free Wi-Fi site.

We have a community room that is available for community groups.

  • We have thousands of DVDs and over 200 Blu-ray Discs at this location.  You can order other titles using your library card.

Friends of the Collins Public Library

Reminder:  The Friends of the Collins Public Library is accepting membership dues and donations.  Information and forms are available at the Collins Library front desk.