Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Requests

The Queens Borough Public Library responds to written requests for information under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).

Requesting Records
Please include the following information in your request:

  1. Describe the records you are seeking as specifically as possible, including as much of the following as possible: document title, date or approximate date range and any other information that will enable the Records Access Officer to identify the record(s) you are requesting.
  2. Include a daytime phone number, in case the Records Access Officer has any questions about your request.


Sending a Request

By Mail: Records Access Officer 
Sung Mo Kim, Esq.,
Office of the General Counsel
Queens Borough Public Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, New York   11432
By Fax: (718)744-2325
By Email: FOIL@queenslibrary.org


Location and Time of Availability of Records
Records made available pursuant to FOIL will be available for review and copying, upon appointment, weekdays between 9:30-4:30 at the Central Library, located at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, New York 11432.


Copying Fees
The fees for copying of records shall be:

  1. $0.25 cents per page, or
  2. Actual costs of reproduction


Appeals Officer
Lewis  Finkelman, Esq., 

General Counsel and Records Access Appeals Officer
Queens Borough Public Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, New York, 11432

For more information about the Freedom of Information Law visit the Committee on Open Government