The Queens Library serves 2.2 million people from 62 locations plus seven Adult Learning Centers and two Family Literacy Centers. Our services include everything from adult learning to health literacy.

Adult Literacy

The Adult Learner Program provides services, resources, and life-long learning opportunities to the changing communities of Queens.

Citizenship & Immigration

Information for immigrants, Diversity Visa Lottery assistance, and resources for New Americans.

Community Information

The Library offers several Queens-specific resources, including databases on demographics and services available to residents.

Computers & Wi-Fi

Computers and Wi-Fi are available for card holders at all library locations.

Get a Library Card

You may obtain a free library card if you live, work, go to school or own property in new York State. This section also includes information on how to use your card, extended use fees, My Account, and changing your PIN.


Greening Western Queens at Queens Library's goal is to transform six local Queens Community Libraries into "Greening Libraries" - innovative resources centers for environmental conservation. On this page you will find information on programs, Greening Western Queens multilingual collections, videos and a link to the Greening blog.

Health Information

Access HealthLink, Consumer Health Resources Center, and the Medical Librarian, as well as health literacy resources.

International Relations

Queens Library serves the most ethnically and culturally diverse country in the United States. Queens Library has long been a pioneer in partnering with libraries in other countries in order to exchange professional knowledge and to facilitate obtaining library materials in other countries in languages other than English.

Job & Business Academy

Queens Library's Job & Business Academy provides specialized training and learning opportunities, with an emphasis on technology training, to job seekers, aspiring entrepreneurs, and business owners.

Learn English

The Queens Library Adult Learner Program has seven Adult Learning Centers and about 50 English classes each semester to serve the borough. The program serves over six thousand customers annually.

Learn A Language

Resources for learning a language.

Learn to Read

Programs and activities for beginning to mid-level adult readers.

Young Adult Literacy Program

For at-risk youth (ages 16 to 24) who have left school without the necessary reading, writing and math skills for a GED class.

New Americans Program

Queens Library’s New Americans Program (NAP) was established in 1977 to provide special services to the area’s many new immigrants. NAP organizes workshops (in the languages spoken by Queens' immigrant communities) that assist new immigrants in adapting to life in America and programs that celebrate the culture of the diverse ethnic groups in Queens.

Older Adults

The Special Services division of Queens Library presents programs on issues related to aging, and offers resources on elder law, Alzheimer’s disease, and health care.

People with Disabilities

The Queens Library offers outreach services to help people with disabilities.

Self Publish

Queens Library now offers free self-publishing for eBooks through the SELF-e program

Veterans Information

These websites and books offer helpful information to veterans.