International Relations

Queens Library serves over 2 million customers in the most ethnically and culturally diverse county 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. Queens Library has signed agreements of inter-library cooperation with the Shanghai Library, National Library of China (Beijing), Bibliotheque Publique d’Information (Paris, France), Integrated Care Society (Cairo, Egypt), National Library of Korea (Seoul), Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and V.V Mayakovsky Central City Public Library (St. Petersburg, Russia). Other agreements are in negotiation.

Queens Library will develop and maintain contacts with international organizations, assist in the development of international cooperation and exchange agreements, administer exchange programs for professional staff, host visiting dignitaries and work with appropriate US governmental institutions that deal with educational, cultural and informational programs.


For further information, please contact:

Fred J. Gitner
Assistant Director of New Americans Program and International Relations
Queens Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432

Tel: (718) 990-0892
Fax: (718) 990-8626
E-mail: napref@queenslibrary.org