Detailed Latest News and Press Releases

Format: 2018-05-20



All Queens Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 19 for Presidents' 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.

Digital materials are available for download, even when we're closed—including thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, songs, movies, and videos!

NYCitizenship Information Sessions


Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions to learn how to apply for citizenship easily; the benefits of becoming a citizen; and how to receive financial counseling.

Thursday, February 8
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Queens Central Library

89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica

Tuesday, February 20
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Jackson Heights Community Library

35-51 81st Street

Woodside Library Reopens on Saturday


Woodside Community Library will reopen on Saturday, February 3 at 10:00 am. Mobile library service will continue this Wednesday, January 31 and Friday, February 2. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to welcoming you back. 

QL President Receives Lifetime Achievement Award


Congratulations to Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, who received a “50 Over Fifty” Lifetime Achievement Award on January 29 from City & State New York!

City & State’s "50 Over Fifty" list honors some of the most distinguished public servants in New York City who have committed decades of their life to making our city a better place.

“People come through [the doors of Queens Library] and leave more informed,” President Walcott told City and State. “We provide a safe haven for individuals escaping the madness of the day or who need a place where they feel safe and comfortable, and that to me is what public service is about."

Update on Woodside Library


We would like to inform the public that repairs to the flooring at Woodside Community Library began Thursday, January 25.

We expect the work will be completed in a week, and will set a reopening date pending the results of precautionary air quality testing.