An Explorer's Guide to the Westchester County Libraries
Yonkers Public Library: Riverfront
The city of Yonkers established its first public library in 1893 and currently serves a population of over 200,000 residents, the largest populated city in all of Westchester County. Now with three separate branches, the Yonkers Libraries collectively have the greatest annual number of circulation transactions (approx. 780,000) and by far the greatest number of reference transactions (approx. 300,000). The Yonkers Libraries also rank the highest in the most hours open per week and sponsor the greatest number of programs per year (2,674 in 2013), a majority of which are for children.
Accessibility and Hours: The Riverfront branch in the main branch of the Yonkers libraries and was recently renovated and moved to this location in 2002. It is accessible by bus, subway, train, and car (but parking is very limited). The only parking available at this location is on-street parking with meters ($3.00 first hour, $1.00 for each additional hour). The new construction is four stories tall and located directly across the street from the train station, with views of the Palisades and Hudson River. Hours are extremely accommodating, as they are open late Monday through Thursday and on weekends.
Address: 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701
Current Library Hours
Yonkers Public Library Website