You are invited to relax and read near one of the two fireplaces. The building has been a library for 110 years. It has high ceilings, wonderful oak woodwork and fascinating art on display.

The periodical reading area has four large leather chairs around one fireplace. This section of the library contains five daily newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, the weekly Skaneateles Press, and over 90 magazine titles. For financial reference the Value Line Survey and Extended Value Line Survey are also in this area.

The Skaneateles Library Association is a private corporation that operates as a public library. Services are free to residents of the community. While we function as a public library, the Skaneateles Library receives no tax dollars from any government agency. The generosity of the community provides funding through endowments, a fund drive and an annual book sale.

The library collection includes over 32,000 items including large print, audio books, other audio-visual items, five years of indexed magazine titles and at least one year of daily newspapers. These materials all circulate from the library. Skaneateles newspapers are on microfilm beginning in 1829. Internet access with a high speed cable connection and inter-library loan are also available. Information about library materials can be retrieved from three On-line Public Access Computers (OPAC).


49 E. Genesee Street