75 Bennett Street
Staten Island, NY 10302
Partially Accessible
Temporarily Closed

This Location Is Temporarily Closed for Renovations

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Port Richmond Library is undergoing improvements and is not currently open to the public. Sign up for updates about this branch through your account, and learn more about NYPL’s capital projects

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Rendering of the new exterior of the Port Richmond Library.

The ongoing renovation of the landmarked 116-year-old Port Richmond Library will include updating dedicated areas for the children, teens, and adults; creating multi-purpose rooms for a variety of programs and classes; adding a new elevator; and upgrading technology and infrastructure. The library is expected to reopen by summer 2024. 

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About the Library

Interior view of Port Richmond

Located two blocks from Port Richmond Avenue along Bennett Street and opposite Veterans Park, the Port Richmond Branch opened its doors in 1905 as one of the branches built with funds from Andrew Carnegie. The branch, with its fireplaces, oak shelving, and original turn-of-the-century furniture, provides an inviting space to read, study, or enjoy free programs.

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