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

Region/Area

Academic Libraries
[1]

Special and Institution Libraries

Public Library System

Public Library System Members [2,3]

School Library Systems
[4]

School Library System Members
[4,5]

Population
2000 Census

Land Area
(Sq. Mi.)

Capital District 22 40 3 77 4 157 1,060,380 7,145
Central New York 18 27 2 62 4 143 827,673 4,060
Long Island 33 41 2 111 3 299 2,753,913 1,198
Metropolitan (NYC) 103 144 4 41 4 353 8,931,737 742
North Country 10 39 2 95 5 118 542,869 10,655
Rochester 18 31 2 62 5 215 1,037,084 3,133
South Central 20 41 3 112 6 157 957,425 10,062
Southeastern 20 36 2 113 5 345 1,367,019 5,404
Western New York 21 50 3 80 5 207 1,498,357 4,826
TOTAL
265 449 23 753
[3]
41 1,994 18,976,457 47,225

1 Reference and Research Library Resources Systems Annual Reports 2006-2007.
2 Annual Report for Public and Association Libraries -- 2006.
3 Does not include 314 branches or one public library that is not a member of a public library system.
4 School Library Systems Annual Reports 2006-2007.
5 Includes member public school districts and nonpublic schools.
Last Updated: May 27, 2009 -- asm