Profile of New York State's Library Systems and Libraries by Region

Region/Area

3Rs Members
Academic Libraries
[1]

3Rs Members
Special Libraries
[1]

Public Library Systems

Public Library System Members [2,3]

School Library Systems
[4]

School Library System Members
[4,5]

Population
2010 Census

Land Area
(Sq. Mi.)

Capital District 23 30 3 77 4 131 1,110,225 7,126
Central New York 21 23 2 62 4 80 839,865 4,057
Long Island 35 54 2 110 3 207 2,832,882 1,197
METRO (NYC) 115 129 4 38 4 184 9,124,246 733
North Country 10 27 2 95 5 83 550,466 10,637
Rochester 16 34 2 62 5 99 1,053,595 3,130
South Central 20 35 3 114 6 95 959,075 10,044
Southeastern 21 26 2 113 5 105 1,454,055 5,386
Western New York 20 36 3 79 5 139 1,453,693 4,818
TOTAL
281 394 23 750 41 1,123 19,378,102 47,128

Source: New York State Library, Division of Library Development, June 2015

1 Reference and Research Library Resources Systems Annual Reports 2013-2014.
2 Annual Report for Public and Association Libraries -- 2013.
3 Does not include 308 branches, one public library that is not a member of a public library system, or the public libraries that are also public library sytems.
4 School Library Systems Annual Reports 2013-2014.
5 Includes member public school districts and nonpublic schools.

Last Updated: June 12, 2015 -- asm