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Central Library – Collections

The Central Library @ Queens Library contains nearly one million volumes of materials in comprehensive subject collections, and more than 800 titles of academic and professional journals and magazines, as well as professional indices and abstracts. The Central Library is designated as a Government Document Depository Library. The Central Library collections are divided into the following areas:

Central Library Collection Development

Materials include both print and non-print formats in the following areas: Media Center, Adult and Teens Space.

Circulation Services

In keeping with Queens Library’s slogan “Enrich Your Life™,” the Circulation Services team at Central Library is committed to providing you with excellent customer and support services.

Information Access Services

Access one of 72 public computers, take class in our training room or submit questions to Ask-A-Librarian.

Programming & Outreach

The Central Library Programming and Outreach provides a wide array of programs for adults, teens and children, and through our partnerships with community agencies and nonprofit organizations we continue to expand our free programs and services.

Unique Services

Collections include:  archives, automobile shop repair manuals, Carter G. Woodson collection, Consumer Health Resource Center, International Languages Collection, medical librarian, as well as federal and New York State residential and income tax forms and related publications.