New York Queens County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Queens County, NY. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in New York Queens County.

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1. Branch Library ARVERNE
312 Beach 54th Street, Arverne, NY 11692
Phone Number: (718) 634-4784 Queens N/A N/A

2. Branch Library ASTORIA
14-01 Astoria Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11102
Phone Number: (718) 278-2220 Queens N/A N/A

3. Branch Library AUBURNDALE
22-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11358
Phone Number: (718) 352-2027 Queens N/A N/A

4. Branch Library BAISLEY PARK
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11436
Phone Number: (718) 529-1590 Queens N/A N/A

5. Branch Library BAY TERRACE
18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11360
Phone Number: (718) 423-7004 Queens N/A N/A

6. Branch Library BAYSIDE
214-20 Northern Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361
Phone Number: (718) 229-1834 Queens N/A N/A

7. Branch Library BELLEROSE
250-06 Hillside Avenue, Bellerose, NY 11426
Phone Number: (718) 831-8644 Queens N/A N/A

8. Branch Library BRIARWOOD
85-12 Main Street, Briarwood, NY 11435
Phone Number: (718) 658-1680 Queens N/A N/A

9. Branch Library BROAD CHANNEL
16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel, NY 11693
Phone Number: (718) 318-4943 Queens N/A N/A

10. Branch Library BROADWAY
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103
Phone Number: (718) 721-2462 Queens N/A N/A

11. Branch Library CAMBRIA HEIGHTS
220-20 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights, NY 11411
Phone Number: (718) 528-3535 Queens N/A N/A

12. Branch Library CORONA
38-23 104th Street, Corona, NY 11368
Phone Number: (718) 426-2844 Queens N/A N/A

13. Branch Library COURT SQUARE
25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone Number: (718) 937-2790 Queens N/A N/A

249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck, NY 11363
Phone Number: (718) 225-8414 Queens N/A N/A

15. Branch Library EAST ELMHURST
95-06 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst, NY 11369
Phone Number: (718) 424-2619 Queens N/A N/A

16. Branch Library EAST FLUSHING
196-36 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11358
Phone Number: (718) 357-6643 Queens N/A N/A

17. Branch Library ELMHURST
86-01 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373
Phone Number: (718) 271-1020 Queens N/A N/A

18. Branch Library FAR ROCKAWAY
1637 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Phone Number: (718) 327-2549 Queens N/A N/A

19. Branch Library FLUSHING
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355
Phone Number: (718) 661-1200 Queens N/A N/A

20. Branch Library FOREST HILLS
108-19 71st Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone Number: (718) 268-7934 Queens N/A N/A

21. Branch Library FRESH MEADOWS
193-20 Horrace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Phone Number: (718) 454-7272 Queens N/A N/A

22. Branch Library GLEN OAKS
256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY 11004
Phone Number: (718) 831-8636 Queens N/A N/A

23. Branch Library GLENDALE
78-60 73rd Place, Glendale, NY 11385
Phone Number: (718) 821-4980 Queens N/A N/A

24. Branch Library HILLCREST
187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing, NY 11366
Phone Number: (718) 454-2786 Queens N/A N/A

25. Branch Library HOLLIS
202-05 Hillside Avenue, Hollis, NY 11423
Phone Number: (718) 465-7355 Queens N/A N/A

26. Branch Library HOWARD BEACH
92-06 156 Avenue, Howard Beach, NY 11414
Phone Number: (718) 641-7086 Queens N/A N/A

27. Branch Library JACKSON HEIGHTS
35-51 81st Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Phone Number: (718) 899-2500 Queens N/A N/A

28. Branch Library KEW GARDENS HILLS
72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing, NY 11367
Phone Number: (718) 261-6654 Queens N/A N/A

29. Branch Library LANGSTON HUGHES
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, NY 11368
Phone Number: (718) 651-1100 Queens N/A N/A

30. Branch Library LAURELTON
134-26 225th Street, Laurelton, NY 11413
Phone Number: (718) 528-2822 Queens N/A N/A

31. Branch Library LEFFERTS
103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Phone Number: (718) 843-5950 Queens N/A N/A

32. Branch Library LEFRAK CITY
98-30 57 Avenue, Corona, NY 11368
Phone Number: (718) 592-7677 Queens N/A N/A

33. Branch Library MASPETH
69-70 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378
Phone Number: (718) 639-5228 Queens N/A N/A

34. Branch Library MCGOLDRICK
155-06 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354
Phone Number: (718) 461-1616 Queens N/A N/A

35. Branch Library MIDDLE VILLAGE
72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY 11379
Phone Number: (718) 326-1390 Queens N/A N/A

36. Branch Library MITCHELL-LINDEN
29-42 Union Street, Flushing, NY 11354
Phone Number: (718) 539-2330 Queens N/A N/A

37. Branch Library NORTH FOREST PARK
98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone Number: (718) 261-5512 Queens N/A N/A

38. Branch Library NORTH HILLS
57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362
Phone Number: (718) 225-3550 Queens N/A N/A

39. Branch Library OZONE PARK
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park, NY 11417
Phone Number: (718) 845-3127 Queens N/A N/A

40. Branch Library PENINSULA
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
Phone Number: (718) 634-1110 Queens N/A N/A

41. Branch Library POMONOK
158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing, NY 11365
Phone Number: (718) 591-4343 Queens N/A N/A

42. Branch Library POPPENHUSEN
121-23 14th Avenue, College Point, NY 11356
Phone Number: (718) 359-1102 Queens N/A N/A

Street Address: 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone Number: (718) 990-8618 Queens 19,482,461 14,143,211

Street Address: 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone Number: (718) 990-8618 Queens N/A N/A

45. Branch Library QUEENS VILLAGE
94-11 217th Street, Queens Village, NY 11428
Phone Number: (718) 776-6800 Queens N/A N/A

46. Branch Library QUEENSBORO HILL
60-05 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355
Phone Number: (718) 359-8332 Queens N/A N/A

47. Branch Library QUEENSBRIDGE
10-43 41st Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone Number: (718) 937-6266 Queens N/A N/A

48. Branch Library RAVENSWOOD
35-32 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone Number: (718) 784-2112 Queens N/A N/A

49. Branch Library REGO PARK
91-41 63rd Drive, Rego Park, NY 11374
Phone Number: (718) 459-5140 Queens N/A N/A

50. Branch Library RICHMOND HILL
118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Phone Number: (718) 849-7150 Queens N/A N/A

51. Branch Library RIDGEWOOD
20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Phone Number: (718) 821-4770 Queens N/A N/A

52. Branch Library ROCHDALE VILLAGE
169-09 137th Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone Number: (718) 723-4440 Queens N/A N/A

53. Branch Library ROSEDALE
144-20 243rd Street, Rosedale, NY 11422
Phone Number: (718) 528-8490 Queens N/A N/A

54. Branch Library SEASIDE
116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park, NY 11694
Phone Number: (718) 634-1876 Queens N/A N/A

55. Branch Library SOUTH HOLLIS
204-01 Hollis Avenue, South Hollis, NY 11412
Phone Number: (718) 465-6779 Queens N/A N/A

56. Branch Library SOUTH JAMAICA
110-36 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11433
Phone Number: (718) 739-4088 Queens N/A N/A

57. Branch Library SOUTH OZONE PARK
128-16 Rockaway Boulevard, South Ozone Park, NY 11420
Phone Number: (718) 529-1660 Queens N/A N/A

58. Branch Library ST. ALBANS
191-05 Linden Boulevard, ST. Albans, NY 11412
Phone Number: (718) 528-8196 Queens N/A N/A

59. Branch Library STEINWAY
21-45 31st Street, Long Island City, NY 11105
Phone Number: (718) 728-1965 Queens N/A N/A

60. Branch Library SUNNYSIDE
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11104
Phone Number: (718) 784-3033 Queens N/A N/A

61. Branch Library WHITESTONE
151-10 14 Road, Whitestone, NY 11357
Phone Number: (718) 767-8010 Queens N/A N/A

62. Branch Library WINDSOR PARK
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11364
Phone Number: (718) 468-8300 Queens N/A N/A

63. Branch Library WOODHAVEN
85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven, NY 11421
Phone Number: (718) 849-1010 Queens N/A N/A

64. Branch Library WOODSIDE
54-22 Skillman Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377
Phone Number: (718) 429-4700 Queens N/A N/A

Overview of Queens

According to countryaah, Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the United States, is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. Established on November 1, 1683 when counties were established in New York, it was named for the queen consort, Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II. As of 2000, the population is 2,229,379. Its county seat is the district of Jamaica, a neighborhood of New York City. The United States Postal Service divides the borough into four “towns”: Long Island City, Jamaica, Flushing, and Far Rockaway; mail addressed to a residence or business in Queens includes the name of the applicable neighborhood (such as Ozone Park) on the line next below the street address — rather than “Queens, New York” — followed by the ZIP Code.


Queens Borough in New York City

Queens County is in the western part of Long Island and includes a few smaller islands, most of which are in Jamaica Bay and form part of Gateway National Recreation Area.

The tallest tree in the New York metropolitan area, called the Queens Giant, is also the oldest living thing in the New York metro area. It is located in northeastern Queens, and is 450 years old and 134 feet tall as of 2005.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 461.7 km² (178.3 mi²). 282.9 km² (109.2 mi²) of it is land and 178.8 km² (69.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 38.73% water.


The borough of Queens was originally named after Queen Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese wife of King Charles II of England. Originally, Queens County included the adjacent area now comprising Nassau County. It was an original county of New York State, one of twelve created in 1683. By 1870 Queens County consisted of six towns: Newtown, Flushing, Jamaica, North Hempstead, Hempstead, and Oyster Bay. In 1870, the city of Long Island City was incorporated, consisting of what had been the Village of Astoria and some unincorporated areas in the Town of Newtown. Long Island City, Newtown, Flushing, Jamaica, and the Rockaway Peninsula of the Town of Hempstead became the borough of Queens in Greater New York on January 1, 1898. The part of Queens County that was not annexed to New York City, consisting of the towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay and all of the Town of Hempstead except the Rockaway Peninsula, was constituted as the new Nassau County in 1899.


A typical residential street in Jackson Heights.

The borough of Queens is a patchwork quilt of dozens of unique neighborhoods, each with its own distinct identity. Astoria, in the northwest, is traditionally home to the largest Greek population outside of Greece, and is home to a growing population of young professionals from Manhattan, and nearby Long Island City, in the southwest, is a major manufacturing and commercial center; Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona make up an enormous conglomeration of Hispanic and Asian communities; Flushing, in the north-central part of the borough, is a major commercial hub for Chinese and Korean businesses; Richmond Hill, in the south, has the largest population of Indian Sikhs outside of India; Forest Hills and Kew Gardens, in central Queens, have traditionally large Jewish populations; while Jamaica is a major business and transportation hub for the borough, and also home to large African-American and Caribbean populations. Together, these neighborhoods comprise the most diverse county in the US, and easily provide the richest cultural experience found anywhere in the world.

ZIP Codes in Queens range from 11351 to 11499 and from 11101 to 11120.

See: List of Queens neighborhoods


The Unisphere, unofficial symbol of Queens

The economy of Queens is based on tourism, industry, and trade. Queens has two of the busiest airports in the world, John F. Kennedy International Airport, located in Jamaica, and La Guardia Airport, in Flushing. Queens is increasingly attracting film studios — a return of an industry that had departed decades earlier — notably the Kaufman Studios in Astoria, where a number of television shows are made. Western Queens is becoming an artistic hub, including the Noguchi Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, Museum for African Art, and the American Museum of the Moving Image. The current poet laureate of Queens is Ishle Yi Park.

The Queens Museum of Art and the New York Hall of Science are further east, in Flushing Meadows Park — site of both the 1939 New York World’s Fair and the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Shea Stadium, home of the New York Mets baseball team, is just north of the park.

Law, Government and Politics

Queens is a borough of New York City. The current borough president is Democrat Helen Marshall.

Queens is considered a volatile swing county in New York politics. Although it is heavily Democratic, Republicans who do well in Queens usually win statewide or citywide, like former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, current Mayor Michael Bloomberg and current New York Governor George Pataki.

Hence, Queens residents voted for Michael Bloomberg for Mayor in 2001 by 210,432 votes to 163,528 to his Democratic opponent Mark Green. In 2002, they voted against George Pataki for Governor with a slim 45.01% (155,599) to 46.50% (160,746).

Queens residents voted for Senator Kerry for President in 2004 by 71.7% (433,835) to 21.4% (165,954) for President Bush. However, apart from Staten Island, Queens is the last borough in heavily Democratic New York City in which a majority voted Republican in a presidential election : in 1972 when Queens went for Richard Nixon.


As of the census of 2000, there are 2,229,379 people, 782,664 households, and 537,690 families residing in the county. The population density is 7,879.6/km² (20,409.0/mi²). There are 817,250 housing units at an average density of 2,888.5/km² (7,481.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 44.08% White, 20.01% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 17.56% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 11.68% from other races, and 6.11% from two or more races. 24.97% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.9% of the population is White and not of Hispanic origin.

Some main European ancestry in Queens, 2000 :

  • Italian : 8.99%
  • Irish : 7.05%
  • German : 4.74%
  • English : 1.32%

According to the Census Bureau, the population decreased to 2,225,486 in 2003.

There are 782,664 households out of which 31.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% are married couples living together, 16.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% are non-families. 25.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.81 and the average family size is 3.39.

In the county the population is spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $42,439, and the median income for a family is $48,608. Males have a median income of $35,576 versus $31,628 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,222. 14.6% of the population and 11.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.8% of those under the age of 18 and 13.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Famous people from Queens

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50 Cent, Susan Anspach, Anthrax, David Caruso, Carroll O’Connor, Mario Cuomo, Fran Drescher, Ron Eldard, Richard Feynman, Art Garfunkel, Stephen Jay Gould, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Carl Icahn, Jam Master Jay, Ja Rule, Ron Jeremy, Jin, LL Cool J, Cyndi Lauper, John Leguizamo, Lloyd Banks, Lucy Liu, Drea de Matteo, John McEnroe, Ethel Merman, Mobb Deep, Nas, Nina Sky, N.O.R.E., Bernadette Peters, Joey Ramone, Ray Romano, Al Roker, Run-DMC, Russell Simmons, Paul Simon, Jerry Stiller, Cecil Taylor, George Tenet, Christopher Walken, Steven Weber, Tony Yayo, and John Zorn.

Fictional characters include Archie Bunker, Edith Bunker, George Costanza, Fran Fine, Doug Heffernan, Vincent Chase and his friends on Entourage, Mr. Met, and Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man. A close viewing of the Flintstones yields this interesting tidbit- in one episode Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty travel using a time machine into the future (1963). The machine moves them through time, but not space. When they emerge in the future they are just south of and close to the 1963 world’s fair. Thus it can be determined that the Flinstones lived on what is now the Walden Terrace apartments in Rego Park.

Sports and other attractions

Queens is the home of the New York Mets baseball team, the US Open tennis tournament, and Aqueduct Racetrack. Just over the Queens line, in Nassau County, is Belmont Park Race Track, the home of the Belmont Stakes, and the New York Islanders, who play in nearby Uniondale. Queens is also home to Queens College and Saint John’s University, which is renowned for its men’s basketball and men’s soccer teams.

Map of Queens County New York