New York ST. Lawrence County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

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

1. Library System CANTON FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 8 Park Street, Canton, NY 13617
Phone Number: (315) 386-3712 ST. Lawrence 62,721 42,773

2. Central Library CANTON FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 8 Park Street, Canton, NY 13617
Phone Number: (315) 386-3712 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

3. Central Library CLIFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 7171 State Highway 3, Cranberry Lake, NY 12927
Phone Number: (315) 848-3256 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

4. Library System CLIFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 7171 State Highway 3, Cranberry Lake, NY 12927
Phone Number: (315) 848-3256 ST. Lawrence 5,730 5,042

5. Library System HAMMOND FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 17 Main Street, Hammond, NY 13646
Phone Number: (315) 324-5139 ST. Lawrence 8,446 2,300

6. Central Library HAMMOND FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 17 Main Street, Hammond, NY 13646
Phone Number: (315) 324-5139 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

7. Central Library HEPBURN LIBRARY
Street Address: 84 Main Street, Colton, NY 13625
Phone Number: (315) 262-2310 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

8. Library System HEPBURN LIBRARY
Street Address: 84 Main Street, Colton, NY 13625
Phone Number: (315) 262-2310 ST. Lawrence 11,900 8,738

9. Library System HEPBURN LIBRARY OF EDWARDS
205 Main Street, Edwards, NY 13635
Phone Number: (315) 562-3521 ST. Lawrence 4,459 10,750

10. Central Library HEPBURN LIBRARY OF EDWARDS
205 Main Street, Edwards, NY 13635
Phone Number: (315) 562-3521 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

11. Central Library HEPBURN LIBRARY OF HERMON
105 Main Street, Hermon, NY 13652
Phone Number: (315) 347-2285 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

12. Library System HEPBURN LIBRARY OF HERMON
105 Main Street, Hermon, NY 13652
Phone Number: (315) 347-2285 ST. Lawrence 2,732 4,939

13. Library System HEPBURN LIBRARY OF LISBON
6899 County Route 10, Lisbon, NY 13658
Phone Number: (315) 393-0111 ST. Lawrence 13,192 10,434

14. Central Library HEPBURN LIBRARY OF LISBON
6899 County Route 10, Lisbon, NY 13658
Phone Number: (315) 393-0111 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

15. Central Library HEPBURN LIBRARY OF MADRID
11 Church Street, Madrid, NY 13660
Phone Number: (315) 322-5673 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

16. Library System HEPBURN LIBRARY OF MADRID
11 Church Street, Madrid, NY 13660
Phone Number: (315) 322-5673 ST. Lawrence 6,617 10,583

17. Library System HEPBURN LIBRARY OF NORFOLK
1 Hepburn Street, Norfolk, NY 13667
Phone Number: (315) 384-3052 ST. Lawrence 18,892 26,099

18. Central Library HEPBURN LIBRARY OF NORFOLK
1 Hepburn Street, Norfolk, NY 13667
Phone Number: (315) 384-3052 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

19. Central Library HEPBURN LIBRARY OF WADDINGTON
30 Main Street, Waddington, NY 13694
Phone Number: (315) 388-4454 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

20. Library System HEPBURN LIBRARY OF WADDINGTON
30 Main Street, Waddington, NY 13694
Phone Number: (315) 388-4454 ST. Lawrence 15,889 11,257

21. Library System HEUVELTON FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 57 State Street, Heuvelton, NY 13654
Phone Number: (315) 344-6550 ST. Lawrence 10,882 5,917

22. Central Library HEUVELTON FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 57 State Street, Heuvelton, NY 13654
Phone Number: (315) 344-6550 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

23. Central Library MASSENA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 41 Glenn Street, Massena, NY 13662
Phone Number: (315) 769-9914 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

24. Library System MASSENA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 41 Glenn Street, Massena, NY 13662
Phone Number: (315) 769-9914 ST. Lawrence 94,902 133,016

25. Branch Library MORLEY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 7230 County Route 27, Canton, NY 13617
Phone Number: (315) 379-0066 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

26. Library System MORRISTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 200 Main Street, Morristown, NY 13664
Phone Number: (315) 375-8833 ST. Lawrence 4,584 2,670

27. Central Library MORRISTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 200 Main Street, Morristown, NY 13664
Phone Number: (315) 375-8833 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

28. Central Library NORWOOD LIBRARY
Street Address: 1 Morton Street, Norwood, NY 13668
Phone Number: (315) 353-6692 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

29. Library System NORWOOD LIBRARY
Street Address: 1 Morton Street, Norwood, NY 13668
Phone Number: (315) 353-6692 ST. Lawrence 9,164 15,095

30. Library System OGDENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 312 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Phone Number: (315) 393-4325 ST. Lawrence 80,309 69,211

31. Central Library OGDENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 312 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Phone Number: (315) 393-4325 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

32. Central Library POTSDAM PUBLIC LIBRARY AND READING ROOM
2 Park Street, Potsdam, NY 13676
Phone Number: (315) 265-7230 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

33. Library System POTSDAM PUBLIC LIBRARY AND READING ROOM
2 Park Street, Potsdam, NY 13676
Phone Number: (315) 265-7230 ST. Lawrence 103,431 77,698

34. Library System READING ROOM ASSOCIATION OF GOUVERNEUR
60 Church Street, Gouverneur, NY 13642
Phone Number: (315) 287-0191 ST. Lawrence 20,573 18,776

35. Central Library READING ROOM ASSOCIATION OF GOUVERNEUR
60 Church Street, Gouverneur, NY 13642
Phone Number: (315) 287-0191 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

36. Branch Library RENSSELAER FALLS BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: P.O. Box 237, Rensselaer Street, Rensselaer Falls, NY 13680
Phone Number: (315) 344-7406 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

37. Library System RICHVILLE FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 87 Main Street, Richville, NY 13681
Phone Number: (315) 287-1481 ST. Lawrence 4,467 4,672

38. Central Library RICHVILLE FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 87 Main Street, Richville, NY 13681
Phone Number: (315) 287-1481 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

39. Central Library RUSSELL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 9 Pestle Street, Russell, NY 13684
Phone Number: (315) 347-2115 ST. Lawrence N/A N/A

40. Library System RUSSELL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 9 Pestle Street, Russell, NY 13684
Phone Number: (315) 347-2115 ST. Lawrence 7,862 3,900

Overview of St. Lawrence County, New York

St. Lawrence County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 111,931. The county seat is Canton. The county is named for the Saint Lawrence River, which in turn was named for the Catholic saint on whose birthday the river was discovered. St. Lawrence County is the largest county in New York based on area (New York County is the smallest).

History

When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present St. Lawrence 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.

On March 12, 1772, what was left of Albany County was split into three parts, one remaining under the name Albany County. The other two were called Tryon County (later renamed Montgomery County) and Charlotte County (later renamed Washington County). Tryon County contained the western portion (and thus, since no western boundary was specified, theoretically still extended west to the Pacific). The eastern boundary of Tryon County was approximately five miles west of the present city of Schenectady, and the county included the western part of the Adirondack Mountains and the area west of the West Branch of the Delaware River. The area then designated as Tryon County now includes 37 counties of New York State. The county was named for William Tryon, colonial governor of New York. Charlotte County contained the eastern portion of Albany County.

In 1784, following the peace treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War, the name “Charlotte County” was changed to Washington County to honor George Washington, the American Revolutionary War general and later President of the United States of America, and the name “Tryon County” was changed to Montgomery County to honor the general, Richard Montgomery, who had captured several places in Canada and died attempting to capture the city of Quebec, replacing the name of the hated British governor.

In 1788, Clinton County was split off from Washington County. This was a much larger area than the present Clinton County, including part of what would later become St. Lawrence County, as well as several other counties or county parts of the present New York State.

In 1789, the size of Montgomery County was reduced by the splitting off of Ontario County from Montgomery. The actual area split off from Montgomery County was much larger than the present county, also including the present Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Steuben, Wyoming, Yates, and part of Schuyler and Wayne Counties.

In 1791, Herkimer County was one of three counties split off from Montgomery (the other two being Otsego, and Tioga County). This was much larger than the present county, however, and was reduced by a number of subsequent splits. The first was the splitting off in 1794 of Onondaga County. This county was larger than the current Onondaga County, including the present Cayuga, Cortland, and part of Oswego Counties. This was followed by the splitting off in 1798 from Herkimer County of two portions: one, Oneida County, was larger than the current Oneida County, including the present Jefferson, Lewis, and part of Oswego Counties; another portion, together with a portion of Tioga County, was taken to form Chenango County.

In 1799, Clinton County was reduced in size by the splitting off of Essex County from Clinton County.

In 1802, parts of Clinton, Herkimer, and Montgomery Counties were taken to form the new St. Lawrence County. At that time Ogdensburg was the county seat. In 1828 the county seat was moved to Canton.

Geography

St. Lawrence County is in northwestern New York State, adjacent to the same-named St. Lawrence River. Part of the county is in the Adirondack State Park as well as the Adirondack Mountains.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 7,308 km² (2,821 mi²). 6,956 km² (2,686 mi²) of it is land and 352 km² (136 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.82% water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 111,931 people, 40,506 households, and 26,936 families residing in the county. The population density is 16/km² (42/mi²). There are 49,721 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.51% White, 2.38% African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 1.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 40,506 households out of which 31.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.50% are married couples living together, 10.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% are non-families. 26.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 2.99.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 13.80% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 103.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 102.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,356, and the median income for a family is $38,510. Males have a median income of $33,135 versus $22,253 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,728. 16.90% of the population and 12.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.30% of those under the age of 18 and 10.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

County Information

Saint Lawrence County is home to St. Lawrence University, State University of New York at Potsdam, Clarkson University, New York State Ranger School, and the State University of New York at Canton. Part of the County is in the Adirondack State Park.

Cities, Towns, and Villages

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

  • Brasher (town)
  • Brasher Falls-Winthrop
  • Canton (village)
  • Canton (town)
  • Clare (town)
  • Clifton (town)
  • Colton (town)
  • De Kalb (town)
  • De Peyster (town)
  • Edwards (town)
  • Edwards (village)
  • Fine (town)
  • Fowler (town)
  • Gouverneur (village)
  • Gouverneur (town)
  • Hammond (town)
  • Hammond (village)
  • Hermon (town)
  • Hermon (village)
  • Heuvelton (village)
  • Hopkinton (town)
  • Lawrence (town)
  • Lisbon (town)
  • Louisville (town)
  • Macomb (town)
  • Madrid (town)
  • Massena (village)
  • Massena (town)
  • Morristown (town)
  • Morristown (village)
  • Norfolk (town)
  • Norwood (village)
  • Ogdensburg (city)
  • Oswegatchie (town)
  • Parishville (town)
  • Piercefield (town)
  • Pierrepont (town)
  • Pitcairn (town)
  • Potsdam (village)
  • Potsdam (town)
  • Rensselaer Falls (village)
  • Richville (village)
  • Rossie (town)
  • Russell (town)
  • Star Lake
  • Stockholm (town)
  • Waddington (town)
  • Waddington (village)

Adjacent counties and areas

The northwestern edge of St. Lawrence County is an international border with the Province of Ontario in Canada. The eastern border is shared with Franklin County. St. Lawrence’s south border is with Herkimer and Hamilton Counties. Jefferson and Lewis counties are on the southwestern border.

Map of St. Lawrence County New York