The Tottenville branch dates to 1904, and it is the oldest and southernmost location on Staten Island. Nestled in a quiet community, the branch has served generations of readers from many of the same families.
Built with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie, the branch was designed by Carrere & Hastings and built by E.E. Paul. The architecture is Classical Revival, but Tuscan wood columns frame the first floor. In honor of its rich history, the building has been designated a New York City landmark.
The library features public computers that can be reserved for 45-minute sessions, and unlimited WiFi. It has children’s, young adult, and adult collections as well as materials on the history of Tottenville and Staten Island.