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If I participate in Read Down My Fees, can I also ask the library to excuse some of my fees?
Yes, the decision will be made at your local Community Library on a case-by-case basis.
What are the closest subway stations/bus stops to your local library?
Please visit our “Hours & Locations” section on the home page to find your community library and then look at the “Directions” section on the right.
Can I use my cell phone in the library?
Yes, as long as you don’t disturb other customers while using your cell phone. We recommend that you silence your phone or put it on vibrate before entering the library.
Are any of the library locations open on Sunday?
Currently, only the Central Library, located in Jamaica, is open on Sundays. For complete schedule listing for all libraries, please refer to Complete Listing link on the “Hours & Locations” section on the home page.
Is there parking at my local library?
Most libraries only have street parking. Please visit the Parking Info section at your community library for more detailed information.
Are pets allowed in the library?
For security reasons, pets are not allowed unless it is an assistance dog for visually impaired customers.
Does the Queens Library have a blog?
Yes, many of our library staff write posts about educational, cultural, and recreational topics, as well as services and resources. The blog is divided into sections like: Books, Movies, Music, and Technology & Gadgets. See the Blogs page for more topics.
Can I comment on the blog posts?
Yes, we would love to see your comments. You must sign in with your Queens Library card and PIN. Please see the Social Media Policy for more information about commenting on the website.
Can I comment if I don’t have a library card?
If you are eligible for a card, you may apply for one. At this time, commenting on our blogs is only for those who are part of the Queens Library community.
Where can I find reading suggestions?
Check out our book review blog, Book Flights, and browse our staff-created booklists. You can also subscribe to book newsletters.
Why am I required to submit my email address?
To save costs and help the environment, Queen Library is phasing out paper notices. You will now need an email address in order to use our online account services. If you don’t already have an email address you can sign up for a free account at www.google.com (Gmail), www.yahoo.com (Yahoo), or www.msn.com (Hotmail). If you need help, ask a librarian. You can use our free computers to check your emails, too.
What materials can I donate to the Queens Library?
You are welcome to drop the books off at any Queens Library location during our hours of services. The materials must be in good condition and not outdated. Please contact the library supervisor at the location which you would like to send the books directly if you have specific questions regarding the books you would like to donate. Please note: Most are materials donated to the library are sold. Funds from the sale of donated items go to improving the collections of Queens Library.
How Can I Find Digital Media, Including eBooks, Audiobooks and Other Downloadable Materials?
A number of vendors provide eBooks to the Queens Library. From the Books Menu, click on eBooks and then click on the name of the vendor. If you are looking for My Digital Account, click on the Overdrive link.