New York Rensselaer County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer County.

1. Library System ARVILLA E. DIVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 136 Main Street, Schaghticoke, NY 12154
Phone Number: (518) 753-4344 Rensselaer 8,175 6,686

2. Central Library ARVILLA E. DIVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 136 Main Street, Schaghticoke, NY 12154
Phone Number: (518) 753-4344 Rensselaer N/A N/A

3. Central Library BERLIN FREE TOWN LIBRARY
Street Address: 47 Main Street, Berlin, NY 12022
Phone Number: (518) 658-2231 Rensselaer N/A N/A

4. Library System BERLIN FREE TOWN LIBRARY
Street Address: 47 Main Street, Berlin, NY 12022
Phone Number: (518) 658-2231 Rensselaer 13,701 6,339

5. Library System BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 605 Brunswick Road, Troy, NY 12180
Phone Number: (518) 279-4023 Rensselaer 42,614 14,924

6. Central Library BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 605 Brunswick Road, Troy, NY 12180
Phone Number: (518) 279-4023 Rensselaer N/A N/A

7. Central Library CASTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 85 South Main Street, Castleton-on-hudson, NY 12033
Phone Number: (518) 732-0879 Rensselaer N/A N/A

8. Library System CASTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 85 South Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033
Phone Number: (518) 732-0879 Rensselaer 31,098 11,083

9. Library System CHENEY LIBRARY
Street Address: 77 Classic Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
Phone Number: (518) 686-9401 Rensselaer 22,678 7,568

10. Central Library CHENEY LIBRARY
Street Address: 77 Classic Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
Phone Number: (518) 686-9401 Rensselaer N/A N/A

11. Central Library EAST GREENBUSH COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061
Phone Number: (518) 477-7476 Rensselaer N/A N/A

12. Library System EAST GREENBUSH COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061
Phone Number: (518) 477-7476 Rensselaer 335,035 226,317

13. Library System GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 2455 Ny2, Grafton, NY 12082
Phone Number: (518) 279-0580 Rensselaer 20,041 5,856

14. Central Library GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 2455 Ny2, Grafton, NY 12082
Phone Number: (518) 279-0580 Rensselaer N/A N/A

15. Central Library NASSAU FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 18 Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123
Phone Number: (518) 766-2715 Rensselaer N/A N/A

16. Library System NASSAU FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 18 Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123
Phone Number: (518) 766-2715 Rensselaer 21,866 13,755

17. Library System NORTH GREENBUSH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 141 Main Avenue, Wynantskill, NY 12198
Phone Number: (518) 283-0303 Rensselaer 78,620 39,700

18. Central Library NORTH GREENBUSH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 141 Main Avenue, Wynantskill, NY 12198
Phone Number: (518) 283-0303 Rensselaer N/A N/A

19. Central Library PETERSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 69 Main Street, Petersburgh, NY 12138
Phone Number: (518) 658-2927 Rensselaer N/A N/A

20. Library System PETERSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 69 Main Street, Petersburgh, NY 12138
Phone Number: (518) 658-2927 Rensselaer 33,280 8,100

21. Library System POESTENKILL LIBRARY
Street Address: 9 Plank Road, Poestenkill, NY 12140
Phone Number: (518) 283-3721 Rensselaer 27,221 12,519

22. Central Library POESTENKILL LIBRARY
Street Address: 9 Plank Road, Poestenkill, NY 12140
Phone Number: (518) 283-3721 Rensselaer N/A N/A

23. Central Library RENSSELAER CITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 810 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone Number: (518) 462-1193 Rensselaer N/A N/A

24. Library System RENSSELAER CITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 810 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone Number: (518) 462-1193 Rensselaer 8,092 5,400

25. Library System SAND LAKE TOWN LIBRARY
Street Address: 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, NY 12018
Phone Number: (518) 674-5050 Rensselaer 63,053 23,500

26. Central Library SAND LAKE TOWN LIBRARY
Street Address: 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, NY 12018
Phone Number: (518) 674-5050 Rensselaer N/A N/A

27. Central Library STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 472 Ny #43, Stephentown, NY 12168
Phone Number: (518) 733-5750 Rensselaer N/A N/A

28. Library System STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 472 New York Route 43, Stephentown, NY 12168
Phone Number: (518) 733-5750 Rensselaer 15,174 6,344

29. Library System TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Second Street, Troy, NY 12180
Phone Number: (518) 274-7071 Rensselaer 186,964 71,462

30. Central Library TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Second Street, Troy, NY 12180
Phone Number: (518) 274-7071 Rensselaer N/A N/A

31. Branch Library TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY LANSINGBURG BRANCH
Street Address: 114th Street And 4th Avenue, Troy, NY 12182
Phone Number: (518) 235-5310 Rensselaer N/A N/A

32. Branch Library TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYCAWAY BRANCH
Street Address: Hoosick Street And Lee Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
Phone Number: (518) 274-1822 Rensselaer N/A N/A

33. Central Library VALLEY FALLS FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 42 State Street, Valley Falls, NY 12185
Phone Number: (518) 753-4230 Rensselaer N/A N/A

34. Library System VALLEY FALLS FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 42 State Street, Valley Falls, NY 12185
Phone Number: (518) 753-4230 Rensselaer 10,503 6,798

Overview of Rensselaer County, New York

Rensselaer County is a county in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 152,538. Its name is in honor of the family of Killiaen Van Rensselaer, the original Dutch owner of the land in the area. Its county seat is Troy.

History

When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Rensselaer County was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. This county was reduced in size on July 3, 1766 by the creation of Cumberland County, and further on March 16, 1770 by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont.

Then, on March 12, 1772, Albany County was divided into the counties of Albany, Tryon (now Montgomery), and Charlotte (now Washington). From 1772 to 1786 Albany County included, besides the present territory of Albany County, all of the present Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties, parts of the present Greene and Washington Counties, and a piece of what is now southwestern Vermont.

In 1786, Albany County was reduced in size by the splitting off of Columbia County.

In 1791, Rensselaer County (as well as Saratoga County) was split off from Albany County.

Geography

Rensselaer County is in the eastern part of New York State. The eastern boundary of Rensselaer County runs along the New York-Vermont and New York-Massachusetts borders.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,723 km² (665 mi²). 1,694 km² (654 mi²) of it is land and 30 km² (11 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.72% water.

The terrain runs from level and flat near the Hudson and then rises into a plateau around Poestenkill, then to the Berkshire Mountains along the Massachusetts state line.

The highest point is Berlin Mountain, 2,818 feet (859 m) above sea level, in the town of Berlin. The lowest point is roughly 20 feet (6 m) above sea level at the Hudson.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 152,538 people, 59,894 households, and 39,050 families residing in the county. The population density is 90/km² (233/mi²). There are 66,120 housing units at an average density of 39/km² (101/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 91.13% White, 4.69% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.71% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 2.11% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 59,894 households out of which 31.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.80% are married couples living together, 12.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.80% are non-families. 27.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $42,905, and the median income for a family is $52,864. Males have a median income of $36,666 versus $28,153 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,095. 9.50% of the population and 6.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.90% of those under the age of 18 and 6.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities, towns, villages, and other locations

According to countryaah, Rensselaer County, New York has the following cities and towns:

  • Averill Park
  • Berlin (town)
  • Brunswick (town)
  • Castleton-on-Hudson (village)
  • East Greenbush (town)
  • East Nassau (village)
  • Grafton (town)
  • Hampton Manor
  • Hoosick Falls (village)
  • Hoosick (town)
  • Lansingburgh (town)
  • Nassau (town)
  • Nassau (village)
  • North Greenbush (town)
  • Petersburgh (town)
  • Pittstown (town)
  • Poestenkill (town)
  • Rensselaer (city)
  • Sand Lake (town)
  • Schaghticoke (town)
  • Schaghticoke (village)
  • Schodack (town)
  • Stephentown (town)
  • Troy (city)
  • Valley Falls (village)
  • West Sand Lake
  • Wynantskill

Map of Rensselaer County New York