List of Queens Library branches

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The Queens Library, also known as the Queens Borough Public Library, is one of three separate and independent public library systems in New York City. The other two are the New York Public Library (serving the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island), and the Brooklyn Library (serving Brooklyn).[1]

Libraries in Queens[edit]

Library Image Contact Information Historical Note
1 Arverne 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne, NY 11692 Arverne Library was located at Beach 75th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd, Arverne, from 1915-1921. It moved to 488 Beach 66th St. in 1922, and was there until 1935.From 1951-1964, it was located at 339 Beach 54th St., until it moved into its current location at 312 Beach 54th St, Arverne in 1964.[2]
2 Astoria QPL Astoria Blvd 14th St jeh.jpg 14-01 Astoria Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11102 Astoria Library was first opened on February 28, 1899, at 112 Fulton Ave, Astoria, NY. In 1904, it moved to its current location at 1401 Astoria Blvd.[2]
3 Auburndale 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11358 The Auburndale library first opened in 1930 at 199-10 32nd Ave, Auburndale. It was located at 200-15 32nd Ave from 1937-1952,[3] at 29-09 Francis Lewis Blvd. 1952-1969, and 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd. from 1969 to the present.[2]
4 Baisley Park 117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11436 Baisley Park first opened on June 25, 1935, at 116-03 Sutphin Blvd, Baisley Park, and was at that location until 1970. On Dec 14, 1970, it moved to its present location, 117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Baisley Park.[2]
5 Bay Terrace 18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11360 Bay Terrace first opened on February 20, 1981.[2]
6 Bayside QPL Bayside Branch.jpg 214-20 Northern Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361 Bayside has moved four times; 1906-1911, Bell Ave, near Palace Ave, Bayside: 1912-1934, at Elsie Pl. and 1st St: 1935-1965, 39-28 Bell Blvd, Bayside: and 1965-its present location.[2]
7 Bellerose 250-06 Hillside Avenue, Bellerose, NY 11426 The Bellerose Branch was first opened on February 27, 1978.[2]
8 Briarwood QPL Briarwood Manton Main jeh.jpg 85-12 Main Street, Briarwood, NY 11435 The Briarwood Branch was first opened on April 14, 1975.[2]
9 Broad Channel Queens Library-Broad Channel.jpg 16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel, NY 11693 The Broad Channel Branch has been open since the summer of 1990–present.[2]
10 Broadway Bway 41st St Qns 01 - Queens Library.jpg 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103 The Broadway branch first opened in 1906 at 37-19 Broadway Astoria, New York. It moved five subsequent times until it was relocated to 40-20 Broadway Astoria, on April 28, 1958, where it remains today.[2]
11 Cambria Heights 218-13 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights, NY 11411 The Cambria heights branch first opened in July, 1949 on 220-20 Linden Blvd, Cambria Heights. Since 2006, the branch has been at 218-13 Linden Blvd, Cambria Heights.[2]
12 Central Library and The Archives QL Central Library.jpg 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432[2]
13 Corona 38-23 104 Street, Corona, NY 11368 The Corona branch had its first days at 13 Locust Street, Corona, from 1912-1913. It has since moved five times to its present location at 38-23 104th St, in March 1969.[2]
14 Court Square 25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 The Court Square Library has been open at Jackson Ave, Long Island City, since October, 1989.[2]
15 Douglaston/Little Neck 249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck, NY 11363 The Douglaston Library was in operation from 1914-1934.[2]
16 East Elmhurst 95-06 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst, NY 11369 The East Elmhurst Library has been around from 1972–present.[2]
17 East Flushing 196-36 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11358 The East Flushing Library has been open at 196-36 Northern Blvd, Flushing, New York, since September 1977.[2]
18 Elmhurst Elmhurst QPL jeh.jpg 85-08 51 Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373 The Elmhurst Library has been open from September 1972 – present at 95-06 Astoria Blvd. East Elmhurst.[2]
19 Far Rockaway Mott Av Central Av td 05 - Far Rockaway Library.jpg 1637 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691 The Far Rockaway Branch has been open from August 1904 – present, and is currently located at 1637 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway.[2]
20 Flushing Flushing Library.JPG 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355 The Flushing Branch first opened in January, 1902 at Jamaica Ave and Jagger Ave. It moved 3 times until it settled at its present location in 1998 at 41-17 Main St, Flushing, New York.[2]
21 Forest Hills 108-19 71 Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375 The Forest Hills branch first opened in 1915 at 1 Station Sq, Forest Hills, NY. It moved 5 times until settling in its present location at 108-19 71st Ave in 1947.[2]
22 Fresh Meadows QPL Fresh Meadows @ 194th St & HHX EB Service Road.jpg 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 The Fresh Meadows branch was located at 195-13 69th Ave, from 1949-1958, until it moved to 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, in 1958, and still remains today.[2]
23 Glen Oaks 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY 11004 The Glen Oaks Branch has had two locations: From 1950-1956, it was at 256-25 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY, and from 1956–present it was just down the street at 256-04 Turnpike.[2]
24 Glendale 78-60 73 Place, Glendale, NY 11385 The Glendale Library has had four locations, opening first in April 1911 at 123 Edison in Glendale, and presently occupying a location at 78-60 73rd Pl, Glendale, NY.[2]
25 Hillcrest 187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing, NY 11366 Hillcrest Library has been open from 1980–present at 187-05 Turnpike, Hillcrest.[2]
26 Hollis QPL Hollis.jpg 202-05 Hillside Avenue, Hollis, NY 11423 The Hollis Branch has moved seven times, and has been open since 1906. It currently is located at 202-05 Hillside Ave, Hollis, NY.[2]
27 Howard Beach A one-story brick building in a 1960s architectural style stands with a waving American flag before it. 92-06 156 Avenue, Howard Beach, NY 11414 The Howard Beach location first opened in May 1963. It moved to its present location at 92-06 156th Ave in November 1978.[2]
28 Jackson Heights 35-51 81 Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 The Jackson Heights branch has moved five times. It was opened in 1918, and has been at its current location at 35-51 81st St, Jackson Heights, since 1954.[2]
29 Kew Gardens Hills Main St Vleigh 72nd td 05 - Queens Library.jpg 71-34 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11367 Kew Garden Hills Branch was formerly the Vleigh Branch. It has been open since 1998 at 72-33 Vleigh Place.[2]
30 Langston Hughes 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, NY 11368 Langston Hughes Library first opened in 1969, and was open at that location until 1999. It moved to its current location at 100-01 Northern Boulevard in 1999.[2]
31 Laurelton 134-26 225 Street, Laurelton, NY 11413 The Laurelton was first opened in 1936. It has moved 2 times, the 2nd move in 1954, was to its present location at 134-26 225th St., Laurelton.[2]
32 Lefferts 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill, NY 11419 The Lefferts Library opened in 1975 at 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, and remains there today.[2]
33 Lefrak City 98-30 57 Avenue, Corona, NY 11368 The Lefrak City was first opened in December 1966, and moved to its present location at 98-30 57th Ave, Corona in 1997.[2]
34 Long Island City 37-44 21 Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 The Long Island City Branch has been open from July 2007 – present. The Branch was formerly the Queensbridge and Ravenswood Branches.[2]
35 Maspeth 69-70 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378 The Maspeth Branch has moved six times since its opening in 1915. It has been located at 69-70 Grand Ave, Maspeth, since 1975.[2]
36 McGoldrick 155-06 Roosevelt Av., Flushing, NY 11354 The McGoldrick Branch was first opened in 1933. It was named for Father Edward McGoldrick, the founding pastor of the nearby Catholic parish of St. Andrew Avellino. Father McGoldrick, who died in 1930, had also been a member of the board of directors of the (then) Queens Borough Public Library. It has moved 3 times, and has been at its current location at 155-06 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing since 1974.[2]
37 Middle Village Middle Village QPL jeh.jpg 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY 11379 The Middle Village Branch has moved seven times since it was opened in 1915. It has occupied its current location since 1990 at 72-31 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village.[2]
38 Mitchell-Linden 31-32 Union Street, Flushing, NY 11354 The Mitchell-Linden Branch has been open at 29-42 Union Street since March, 1962. In 2013 it moved to its current location.[2]
39 North Forest Park 98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375 The North Forest Park location has been open at 98-27 Metropolitan Ave since January 1982.[2]
40 North Hills 57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362 The North Hills Library has had two locations; the first from 11964-1987 at 245-24 Horace Harding Expressway, Glen Oaks, NY, and the second at 57-04 Marathon Parkway from 1987–present.[2]
41 Ozone Park 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park, NY 11417 The Ozone Park Library has moved six times. It first opened in 1901, and has resided at its current location since 1977.[2]
42 Peninsula Peninsula QPL Rock Beach jeh.jpg 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 Peninsula Library was formerly known as Rockaway Beach Library it has been open since 1972 at 95-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd.[2]
43 Pomonok 158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing, NY 11365 Pomonok has had two locations- first opening in 1952 at 67-09 Kissena Blvd, Fresh Meadows, NY, and then relocating in 1970 to 158-21 Jewel Ave.[2]
44 Poppenhusen Poppenhusen QPL jeh.JPG 121-23 14 Avenue, College Point, NY 11356 Poppenhusen Library opened in 1903, and currently resides in the same location that it was opened.[2]
45 Queens Village 94-11 217 Street, Queens Village, NY 11428 Queens Village has moved five times since it opened in 1900. It has been at its current location at 94-11 217th Street since 1952.[2]
46 Queensboro Hill Main St Horace Harding td 25 - Queensboro Hill Library.jpg 60-05 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355 Queensboro Hill Library has been located at 60-05 Main Street, since 1940.[2]
47 Ravenswood Now a Family Literacy Center. 35-32 21 St., LIC, NY 11106. By apptmt only Ravenswood has moved 2 times, and is now a family learning center.[2]
48 Rego Park Rego Pk QPL jeh.JPG 91-41 63 Drive, Rego Park, NY 11374 Rego Park has been open since 1937. It was moved 3 times- all moves on the same block, and has been at its current location since March, 1975.[2]
49 Richmond Hill Richmond Hill, QPL Carnegie Library.jpg 118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11418 Richmond Hill Library has held the same location since its opening in 1901.[2]
50 Ridgewood 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385 Ridgewood Library has moved three times since it opened in 1912, all of them taking place before 1929. It has occupied 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood since 1929.[2]
51 Rochdale Village 169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11434 Rochdale Village Branch opened in 1969 at 169-09 137th Ave, Baisley Park, and has remained at the location.[2]
52 Rosedale 144-20 243 Street, Rosedale, NY 11422 Rosedale Library has moved four times. It was first opened in 1920, and has been at its present location at 144-20 243rd Street, Rosedale, since 1962.[2]
53 Seaside 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park, NY 11694 Seaside Library has moved six times. It first opened in 1907, and has been at its present location since 1980.[2]
54 South Hollis 204-01 Hollis Avenue, South Hollis, NY 11412 South Hollis Library was opened at 204-01 Hollis Ave, Hollis, in 1974, and remains there to this day.[2]
55 South Jamaica From the Q113 td (2018-08-03) 28 - Queens Library South Jamaica.jpg 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11433 South Jamaica Library was opened in 1961, and have moved once to its present location at 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, South Jamaica.[2]
56 South Ozone Park 128-16 Rockaway Boulevard, South Ozone Park, NY 11420 South Ozone Park Library was first opened in 1912. It has moved six times. It currently is located at 128-16 Rockaway Blvd, South Ozone Park.[2]
57 St. Albans 191-05 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans, NY 11412 St. Albans was first opened in 1920, and has moved five times.[2]
58 Steinway QPL 21-45 31 St Steinway jeh.jpg 21-45 31 Street, Long Island City, NY 11105 Steinway was first opened in 1890 in Steinway, and has moved four times. It has been located at 21-45 31st St, Steinway since 1955.[2]
59 Sunnyside 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11104 Sunnyside Library was first opened in 1935. It has been located at 43-06 Greenpoint Ave since 1976.[2]
60 Whitestone QPL Whitestone Branch-2.jpg 151-10 14 Road, Whitestone, NY 11357 Whitestone Library was first opened in 1907. It has moved three times, to its present location at 151-10 14th Road, Whitestone, NY.[2]
61 Windsor Park 79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11364 Windsor Park first opened in 1951. It moved in 1956 to 79-50 Bell Blvd, where it currently operates.[2]
62 Woodhaven 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven, NY 11421 Woodhaven was originally called 'Manor Library.' It opened in 1918, and moved in 1924 to its present location at 85-41 Forest Parkway.[2]
63 Woodside 54-22 Skillman Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377 Woodside Library has been open since 1911. It moved two times, to its current location at 54-22 Skillman Ave.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History". Queens Library. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk Hyslop, John. Queens Library Branch locations 1896-2010:the old and new addresses of all the Queens Library Branch locationsJamaica, N.Y: Archives at Queens Library, 2010.
  3. ^ Monthly Bulletin or Bulletin, May-Jun,1952

Further reading[edit]

  • Queens Borough Public Library. 1986. Library matters: a publication of the Queens Library. Jamaica, N.Y.: The Library.

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