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Schenectady County Public Library

Libraries are more than just books. Schenectady County Public Library branches are gathering spaces for neighbors to meet and learn from each other. They are a place where imagination and creativity flourish, a center for learning and innovation, and a hub for information and community conversations.

Choose from millions of books, newspapers and magazines, e-books, DVDs, and more. Enjoy concerts, film screenings, meet and greets with award-winning authors, book clubs, early literacy programs, family-friendly activities and events, classes, workshops, career counseling, and public access to computers and the internet. 

The Schenectady County Public Library operates nine neighborhood branches throughout the county. No matter where you live, you can always find a Schenectady County Public Library near you. Find a Schenectady County Public Library Near You.

 Visit any neighborhood branch and start using the Schenectady County Public Library today.

Sign up for a class or event. You can search by branch or event type and reserve your spot online.

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A Quick Look at 2022

Over 4,500 New Active Borrowers

Over 590,000 Checkouts & Renewals

Over 15,000 guests enjoy 8,500 programs and events

Making it Easy To Enjoy Your Neighborhood Library

No Late Fees

No Late Fees

Life can get busy, and the Schenectady County Public Library knows returning library books, DVDs, and other materials on time can be challenging. Did you know the Schenectady County Public Library eliminated late fines on books and materials returned after the due date? 

Eliminating late fines makes it easier to enjoy everything your neighborhood branch offers. If you have a late item, you can still use the library computer and enjoy other services offered at your local library. Replacement fees are still charged for lost or damaged library materials.

Do you have an overdue library book? Come back, return the book, and enjoy your neighborhood library once again. 


Upgrades & Renovations

Upgrades & Renovations

Schenectady County Public Library's nine neighborhood branches are warm and welcoming spaces that encourage and inspire the quest for lifelong learning, exploration, and innovation. 

Since 2010, the Schenectady County Legislature has invested millions of dollars to ensure each branch is accessible to all in the community. Many branch libraries, including the Hon. Karen Bradley Central Branch's new children's wing and the Phyllis Bornt and Mont Pleasant branches, have undergone renovations to improve their facilities. Additionally, in 2022 the Scotia branch opened a brand-new addition to better serve the community. In 2023, the County will invest an additional $1.7 million to continue to redesign and transform the library system.

Visit your neighborhood library branch

With 9 unique branches across the county, you can discover a Schenectady Public Library near you. Check out books, magazines, music, DVDs, and more, use public computers and the internet, or join a class to explore your curiosity. Schenectady County Public Library Branches are more than a library. They are welcoming spaces that bring people together. They provide entertainment, education, and connection through early literacy programs, workshops and classes, book clubs, film screenings, concert series, special events, career support, and much more.


Hon. Karen B. Johnson Central Library
99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305


Phyllis Bornt Branch Library & Literacy Center
948 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12307


Mont Pleasant Branch
1036 Grane Street 
Schenectady, NY 12303

Photo of the Scotia Branch

Scotia Branch
14 Mohawk Ave
Scotia, NY 12302

Photo of the Niskayuna Branch

Niskayuna Branch
240 Nott Street East
Niskayuna, NY 12309

Photo of the Quaker Street Branch

Quaker Street
133 Bull Street
Delanson, NY 12053

Photo of the Glenville Branch

Glenville Branch
20 Glenridge Road
Glenville, NY 12302

Photo of the Rotterdam Branch

Rotterdam Branch
1100 N. Westcott Road
Rotterdam, NY 12306

Photo of the Woodlawn Branch

Woodlawn Branch
2 Sanford Street
Schenectady, NY 12304