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Format: 2018-12-16



All Queens Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Library materials can be returned 24/7 at more than 40 Queens Library locations and renewed by phone at 718-990-8508 or online.

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Woodside Community Library, located at 54-22 Skillman Avenue, will be closed until further notice. The Library was closed on January 3rd for emergency maintenance and repairs. Some carpet tiles on the main floor had curled up after being cleaned last week, creating a significant safety hazard. There are asbestos tiles underneath the carpeting. Air quality tests came back negative with respect to asbestos. However, we are going to retain a vendor to conduct an abatement of the facility and replace the floor tiles.

We are still determining when the work will be completed and will notify you as soon as we know when the building will open again.

In the meantime:

  • Mobile library service will be provided nearby on Roosevelt Avenue. This service was originally scheduled to start on Wednesday, January 17, but will now start on Friday, January 19. Service will be provided every Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm until Woodside reopens.
  • The Woodside STACKS afterschool program has been relocated to Jackson Heights Community Library starting Tuesday, January 16.
  • All other programs at Woodside are canceled until further notice. We will communicate updates directly to you and on our website and social media platforms, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  • All reserved books for Woodside will expire and fines for items not picked up will be removed. To have the fines removed, please contact us at the number below.

Please visit these nearby libraries or any other community library.

  • Sunnyside, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue
  • Broadway, 40-20 Broadway
  • Jackson Heights, 35-51 81th Street

If you have questions, please call us, send us an e-mail or reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook.

         Public Service: (718) 990-0750
         Twitter: @queenslibrary
         Facebook: facebook.com/queenslibrarynyc
         Web: http://www.queenslibrary.org/contact-us

Your and our staff’s safety is our priority, and we are working hard to open the building as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience and apologize for this inconvenience.



Baisley Park Community Library, located at 117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, will be closed until further notice since water is not available to the building.

We are working with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to resolve this matter. We will notify the community when this issue is resolved.

Please view our Hours and Locations page for other nearby libraries.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.



Woodside Community Library, located at 54-22 Skillman Avenue, will be closed until further notice for emergency repairs to the flooring. An assessment will determine when the library will reopen. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. Customers are invited to use nearby community library locations.



Woodside Community Library, located at 54-22 Skillman Avenue and Baisley Park Community Library located at 117-11 Sutphin Boulevard are closed on Monday, January 8 for emergency maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Customers are invited to use nearby community library locations; please visit queenslibrary.org/ql_findabranch.