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Format: 2017-01-21

Regarding Our Recent Technical Issue


Dear Library Customer,

As you may be aware, Queens Library had a technical issue that prevented check-outs and returns from Tuesday, January 3 to Wednesday, January 4.

The technical issue has been resolved.

Please note that we will automatically waive fines for all customers that had materials due on January 1 through January 5.

We will also waive the $0.25 fine that is charged when a request is not picked up through Saturday, January 14, 2017.

If you have any issue with your account, please contact your local community library and they will resolve your issue.

Thank you,

Nick Buron
Chief Librarian

Visit the Cambria Heights Teen Center!


The Cambria Heights Teen Center is a safe space for teenagers in middle and high school to complete homework, do research, participate in programs and leadership initiatives, and explore their creativity.

It’s located on the lower level of Cambria Heights Community Library, and includes a gallery, self-checkout points, a meeting room, a technology area, and even a recording studio!

Learn More about the Cambria Heights Teen Center and how to receive email updates for upcoming events!

CLDC, Ridgewood and Briarwood Communtiy Libraries Re-Open Today


Briarwood Community Library located at 85-12 Main Street reopens today at 1 pm.  

Ridgewood Community Library located 20-12 Madison reopens today at 1 pm. 

The Children's Library Discovery Center located in the Central Library at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. reopened today at 9 am.

Thanks to the community and our customers for their patience and support.



The Children's Library Discovery Center, located at the Central Library at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, will be closed until further notice for emergency maintenance due to water damage from a burst pipe that affected both levels.

The main Central Library and Teen Center are unaffected and are open to the public.

All programs taking place at The Children's Library Discovery Center have been relocated to Area B on Level C.



Ridgewood Community Library, located at 20-12 Madison Street, will be closed until Tuesday, January 3, 2017 for emergency maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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