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
For more information, please first contact the approprirate State Library Regional Liaison.
Beginning July 15, 2015, libraries will submit the completed "Application for Library Registration" and all accompanying materials by e-mail to:
Education Program Assistant