Branch Map

Branch Hours

Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

About This Location

Welcome to Central Library! Visit your local QPL branch for books, movies, music, free Wi-Fi, free computer workstations, classes, programs, and so much more.

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, at Queens Public Library, we speak your language.

Remote Printing is available at this QPL location. Visit to learn more.

Learn about the services we provide at the Central Library Adult Learning Center.

Teens: Come visit the Central Library Teen Center!

Central Library is also home to the Archives at Queens Public Library, the Carter G. Woodson Reference Collection, QPL's Special Collection of Music Scores, and the Children's Library Discovery Center.


Getting Here

To 169th St Station

Numerous Buses Go To The 165th Street Bus Terminal

From the West: Take the Midtown Tunnel to the Long Island Expressway to the Grand Central Parkway east. Exit GCP at Parsons Blvd. Take service road to the light (Parsons.) Turn right; continue south to Hillside Ave. Make a left onto Hillside and continue to Merrick Blvd, turn right. Drive two blocks down, the Library entrance is between 89th and 90th Aves.

For directions from other locations please contact Telephone Reference at 718-990-0714/0728/0778.


Metered parking is available near the library on Merrick Boulevard, 89th Avenue and 90th Avenue, as well as other streets in the neighborhood.
Public parking is available at Jamaica First parking lots on 90th Avenue between Merrick Blvd and 168th and 169th Streets.