Schenectady County Public Library

Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton Street, Schenectady

The Schenectady County Public Library is a cornerstone of our community. While other communities have created independent public libraries, Schenectady County continues to provide an extremely efficient countywide library system. When compared to the other major libraries in the region, the Schenectady County Library operates with the lowest cost per capita.  The Schenectady County Public Library system includes a central library and eight branches.

In 2015, the County Library system circulated 1.13 million books and more than 25,000 adults and children attended library programming, an increase of almost 1,000. Library patrons borrowed more than 54,000 eBooks, a 7.1% increase over 2014.

The new Phyllis Bornt Branch Library and Literacy Center was completed January 25, 2016.  This library was designed to be used by families and children with wide variety of programs, including those for job seekers who need to upgrade   literacy skills to find employment. The library is named for Ms. Phyllis Bornt, a former County librarian who left a bequest to the County to support branch libraries.

Photo Credit: Mr. David Giacalone (Scotia, NY)





Karen Bradley

Library Director
Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
P: (518) 388-4544