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Systems with City* Libraries

By Public Library System: Brooklyn | Buffalo-Erie | Chautauqua-Cattaraugus | Clinton-Essex-Franklin | Finger Lakes | Four County | Mid-Hudson | Mid-York | Mohawk Valley | Monroe | Nassau | New York | Nioga | North Country | Onondaga | Pioneer | Queens | Ramapo Catskill | Southern Adirondack | Southern Tier | Suffolk | Upper Hudson | Westchester

Systems with City * Libraries

Type and Area
Chartered to Serve

2000 Census
Library Population
Chartered To Serve

City Population (2000 Census Estimates)

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Brooklyn Association County 2,465,326 2,465,326
   Total   2,465,326 2,465,326

BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Buffalo Public County 292,648 292,648
Lackawanna Public City 19,064 19,064
Tonawanda  Public City 16,136 16,136
   Total   327,848 327,848

CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS LIBRARY SYSTEM

Dunkirk Association City 13,131 13,131
Jamestown Association City 31,730 31,730
Olean Public School District 16,818 15,347
Salamanca Public City 6,097 6,097
   Total   67,776 66,305

CLINTON-ESSEX-FRANKLIN LIBRARY SYSTEM

Plattsburgh Public City 18,816 18,816
   Total   18,816 18,816

FINGER LAKES LIBRARY SYSTEM

Auburn Public Special Legislative District 35,373 28,574
Cortland Association Other 25,617 18,740
Ithaca Public County 96,501 29,287
   Total   157,491 76,601

FOUR COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

Broome County Public County
200,536
47,380
Norwich  Public School District
13,600
7,355
Oneonta Public City 13,292 13,292
   Total   227,428 68,027

MID-HUDSON LIBRARY SYSTEM

Beacon Public School District 25,938 13,808
Hudson Association Other 11,704 7,524
Kingston Public Special Legislative District 23,456 23,456
Poughkeepsie Public Special Legislative District 72,648 29,871
   Total   133,746 74,659

MID-YORK LIBRARY SYSTEM

Little Falls Public City 5,188 5,188
Oneida Public Special Legislative District 15,202 10,987
Rome Association City 34,950 34,950
Sherrill Association City 3,147 3,147
Utica Association City 60,651 60,651
   Total   119,138 114,923

MOHAWK VALLEY LIBRARY SYSTEM

Amsterdam Association City 18,355 18,355
Gloversville Public School District 15,413 15,413
Johnstown Public City 8,511 8,511
Schenectady Public County 146,555 68,821
   Total   188,834 111,100

MONROE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

Rochester Public City 219,773 219,773
   Total   219,773 219,773

NASSAU LIBRARY SYSTEM

Glen Cove Public School District 26,622 26,622
Long Beach Public School District 41,141 35,462
   Total   67,763 62,084

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

New York  Association County 3,313,573 3,313,573
   Total   3,313,573 3,313,573

NIOGA LIBRARY SYSTEM

Batavia Public School District 19,244 16,256
Lockport Public School District 37,071 22,279
Niagara Falls Public City 55,593 55,593
North Tonawanda Public School District 33,262 33,262
    Total  
145,170
127,390

NORTH COUNTRY LIBRARY SYSTEM

Fulton Public City 11,855 11,855
Ogdensburg Public City 12,364 12,364
Oswego Public School District 32,387 17,954
Watertown Public City 26,705 26,705
   Total   83,311 68,878

ONONDAGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Syracuse Public County 147,860 147,306
   Total   147,860 147,306

PIONEER LIBRARY SYSTEM

Canandaigua Association School District 23,796 11,264
Geneva Public School District 16,906 13,617
   Total   40,702 24,881

QUEENS BOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Queens Association County 2,229,379 2,229,379
   Total   2,229,379 2,229,379

RAMAPO CATSKILL LIBRARY SYSTEM

Middletown Public Special Legislative District 47,572 25,388
Newburgh Public School District 63,410 28,259
Port Jervis Public School District 17,532 8,860
   Total   128,514 62,507

SOUTHERN ADIRONDACK LIBRARY SYSTEM

Glens Falls Public Special Legislative District 53,621 14,354
Mechanicville Public School District 8,437 5,019
Saratoga Springs Public School District 45,663 26,186
   Total   107,721 45,559

SOUTHERN TIER LIBRARY SYSTEM

Corning Association Other 33,938 10,842
Elmira Public Special Legislative District 91,070 30,940
Hornell Public City 9,019 9,019
   Total   134,027 50,801

UPPER HUDSON LIBRARY SYSTEM

Albany Public School District 95,716 95,658
Cohoes Public City 15,521 15,521
Rensselaer Public City 7,761 7,761
Troy Association City 49,170 49,170
Watervliet Association City 10,207 10,207
   Total   178,375 178,317

WESTCHESTER LIBRARY SYSTEM

Mount Vernon Public School District 68,381 68,381
New Rochelle Public School District 72,182 72,182
Peekskill Association School District 22,441 22,441
Rye Association City 14,955 14,955
Whites Plains Public City 53,077 53,077
Yonkers Public City 196,086 196,086
   Total   427,122 427,122
Grand Total   10,929,693 10,281,175

*Municipalities with population over 10,000 chartered as cities by the New York State Department of State

Last Updated: August 24, 2009