Registering a Public Library in New York State

Registration of public and association libraries is required by CR 90.1 and CR 90.2 in New York State. Through the registration process a library demonstrates its compliance with Minimum Standards for Public Libraries. Once registered through the New York State Library, State Education Department, a public or association library may legally accept local and state public funds.

Libraries are registered following Regents incorporation by charter. Once registered, each library provides an annual assurance that minimum standards are met through the annual report to the New York State Library.

Application for Library Registration

Minimum Standards for Public Libraries

For more information, contact the State Library / Division of Library Development.

For Further Information

See also Chartering a Public Library in New York State | Dissolution of Public and Association Libraries
Last Updated: August 14, 2012 -- asm; for more information, contact your public library system liaison