At 303 Genesee Street in Utica, NY stands the magnificent public library building. In the middle of bustling New York city traffic, this Utica Public Library provide a sweet little escape. It is our place to visit in 2009. The building just oozes history and its gorgeous architecture is second to none. It is over 100 year old. If maintained well enough, I am sure Utica Public Library will last us another hundred years.
Directions to Utica Public Library
Timings and What to Expect
Utica Public Library is a Public library.This library is the central facility associated with the the library system that serves Utica, NY. The collection of the library contains 164063 volumes. The library circulates 220163 items per year. The library serves a population of 60651 residents .
According to Official Website of Library Following are its opening hours:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Wednesday – Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm
Library had 20 public access computer systems with highspeed broadband Internet connection. printing facility is also available. Also there is a special children section. More Here
A Tour of Utica Public Library
History of Utica Public Library
The Utica public Library was built in the first decade of the 1900’s, and was last renovated in 1991. The property was given to the city by two of Utica’s most famous philanthropists, Thomas R. Proctor and Frederick T. Proctor. They were brothers who had married sisters from another wealthy Utica family. The home of Thomas Proctor and Maria Williams is across the street– it’s a living museum and we have visited it several times. It’s called Fountain Elms.
More Picture of Utica Library here.