List of Carnegie libraries in New York

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The following list of Carnegie libraries in New York provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in New York, where 106 public libraries were built from 41 grants (totaling $6,411,821) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1899 to 1917. In addition, academic libraries were built at 3 institutions (totaling $247,949).

Of the 106 public libraries, 66 were built in New York City alone and are listed separately.

Key[edit]

      Building still operating as a library
      Building standing, but now serving another purpose
      Building no longer standing
      Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
      Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

Public libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
[1]
Grant
amount
[1]
Location Notes
1 Amsterdam Amsterdam Feb 4, 1902 $25,000 28 Church St.
2 Andover Andover Nov 21, 1911 $5,000 40 Main St. Opened 1912
3 Binghamton Binghamton Carnegie Library in Binghamton NY.jpg Apr 26, 1902 $75,000 78 Exchange St. Open 1904–2002
4 Bolivar Bolivar Apr 10, 1909 $5,000 390 Main St.
5 Canastota Canastota Jan 10, 1902 $10,000 102 W. Center St.
6 Catskill Catskill Feb 2, 1901 $20,000 1 Franklin St.
7 Chatham Chatham Aug 16, 1901 $15,000 11 Woodbridge Ave.
8 Dunkirk Dunkirk Feb 20, 1904 $25,000 536 Central Ave.
9 Elmira Elmira Jan 28, 1916 $70,000 101 E. Church St.
10.5 Fleischmanns Fleischmanns Skene Memorial Library, Fleischmanns, NY.jpg 1901 $5,000 1017 Main St.
10 Franklinville Franklinville May 8, 1914 $2,200 5 N. Main St.
11 Fulton Fulton Mar 14, 1902 $15,000 160 S. 1st St.
12 Gloversville Gloversville Gloversville Free Library Aug 10.jpg Mar 8, 1901 $50,000 58 E. Fulton St.
13 Hamburg Hamburg Jul 23, 1914 $5,000
14 Hornell Hornell Hornell Library Aug 09.jpg Jan 22, 1903 $25,000 64 Genesee St.
15 Johnstown Johnstown Mar 6, 1901 $16,000 38 S. Market St.
16 Kingston Kingston Kingston City Library, NY.jpg Apr 26, 1902 $30,000 55 Franklin St.
17 Lackawanna Lackawanna May 3, 1917 $30,000 560 Ridge Rd.
18 Mount Vernon Mount Vernon Feb 19, 1901 $72,000 28 S. 1st Ave.
19 New Rochelle New Rochelle NRPublicLibraryOld.JPG Mar 14, 1901 $60,000 662 Main St.
20 Niagara Falls Niagara Falls Niagara Falls Public Library Jun 09.JPG Mar 8, 1901 $50,000 1022 Main St.
21 North Tonawanda North Tonawanda North Tonawanda Carnegie Library Nov 08.JPG Dec 27, 1902 $20,000 240 Goundry St.
22 Northport Northport Northport Historic Library-World War One Memorial.jpg May 21, 1913 $10,000 215 Main St.
23 Nyack Nyack 06131908lincolnboulder.jpg Dec 21, 1901 $15,000 59 S. Broadway
24 Olean Olean Olean Public Library Apr 10.JPG Nov 27, 1906 $40,000 116 S. Union St.
25 Ossining Ossining Dec 23, 1911 $26,000
26 Patchogue Patchogue Old Patchogue Library.JPG Jan 8, 1905 $15,000 Open 1908–1981, moved to a temporary location in 2012[2][3]
27 Penn Yan Penn Yan Jan 6, 1903 $10,000 214 Main St.
28 Perry Perry Jul 13, 1912 $12,000 70 Main St. N.
29 Port Jervis Port Jervis Free Library Port Jervis.jpg Feb 21, 1901 $30,000 138 Pike St.
30 Rockville Centre Rockville Centre Dec 14, 1903 $10,000 12 Clinton Ave.
31 Salamanca Salamanca Feb 3, 1917 $17,500 41 S. Main St. Open 1920–1976, now a law office
32 Saugerties Saugerties Saugerties Public Library Apr 09.jpg Sep 25, 1914 $12,500 91 Washington Ave.
33 Schenectady Schenectady Webster House 1.jpg Feb 13, 1901 $50,000 Open 1903–1970, now Webster House, a dormitory at Union College
34 Solvay Solvay Carnegie Library Solvay NY.jpg Jan 13, 1903 $10,000 615 Woods Rd.
35 Syracuse Syracuse Carnegie Library in Syracuse NY.jpg Jan 15, 1901 $200,000 335 Montgomery St. Open 1905–1988
36 Theresa Theresa Jan 18, 1910 $7,500 301 Main St.
37 Ticonderoga Ticonderoga Black Watch Library, Ticonderoga.jpg Mar 8, 1904 $7,000 161 Montcalm St.
38 Warsaw Warsaw Warsaw Public Library Oct 09.jpg Feb 5, 1904 $12,500 130 N. Main St.
39 White Plains White Plains Dec 20, 1904 $40,000
40 Yonkers Yonkers Mar 8, 1901 $50,000

Academic libraries[edit]

Institution Locality Image Year
granted
[4]
Grant
amount
[4]
Location Notes
1 Alfred University Alfred Carnegie Hall Alfred NY Apr 12.jpg Mar 26, 1906
Jan 2, 1913
$10,000
$20,000
Now Carnegie Hall, houses offices
2 Syracuse University Syracuse Syracuse Carnegie Library.jpg Mar 15, 1905 $150,000
3 Wells College Aurora Feb 20, 1908
December 22, 1922
$57,949
$10,000
Open 1911–1968, now Cleveland Hall

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. ^ "Carnegie Library Moving Wednesday," by Michael Sorrentino (Patchogue Patch)
  3. ^ The Carnegie Library Move (Greater Patchogue Historical Society)
  4. ^ a b Miller, pp. 38–40

References[edit]

  • Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382. 
  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4. 
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3. 
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611. 

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.