St. George Library Center

5 Central Avenue (Near Borough Hall across from SI Ferry)

St. George Library Center of  The New York Public Library opened on June 26, 1907. It was designed by Carrere and Hastings, architects of the neighboring Borough Hall and County Court House.  


Joze Rodriguez

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
This place lacks real books. The staff is all white except for one black lady. Homeless people and crack heads love congregate and take up the computers. Just a bunch of shadyness. Be prepared for the second hand smoking outside. Black and white copies are 20 cents. You can pay with a card or with coins.

Grizzly Patterns

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
I Have never been more disrespected in my life then I was at this establishment. My wife and I were parting way inside when we were told that if we wanted to kiss we have to go outside. I Was absolutely appalled. We were actually approached by security and when I said I would like to speak to a manager or someone in charge. Was spoken to like a child frolicking with his girlfriend. Then I was told that if they allow me to do so. Then they would have to tell the teenagers to stop. Like what is this the 1800's. Luckily before this horrible experience my wife and I had a discussion with the wonderful women at the front desk. That put me in a better state of mind.

Fazle Tanim

Monday, April 9, 2018
shiiittyyy place......if u love this place than i m asking u to please stop by todt hills library for once on victory blvd.than rate st. george library again.(if u need security staff to watch around u ,means ur in the problem house)

Allison Bolesta

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
It's a great Library. Very clean and organized. The staff is very pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. Almost every staff member that I've dealt with has gone above and beyond to help me with whatever project I was working on. It is very clean, quiet, and cozy. Great for just casual reading, or any type of research project. I would recommend this library to anybody who is looking for one.

Ebenezer A. Awolesi

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
My daughter loves coming here for books. To be honest the public library is one of the many untapped resources in NYC. There many activities here for kids from 6 months -2 years. All this are free. Highly recommended.