About Us

Who We Are


The public library is Cornwall’s place for discovery, connection and enrichment. Cornwall Public Library is highly recognized for its important role in building strong communities through:

  • Connecting services to residents wherever they are;
  • Supporting literacy attainment;
  • Providing Cornwall’s residents with vibrant spaces for the enjoyment of social interaction, community engagement and cultural expression.


Cornwall Public Library provides residents with excellent collections, spaces and experiences to support their reading, learning and leisure needs. The library is a leader in developing essential literacy skills and provides lifelong learning opportunities for all of its residents in a variety of contemporary physical and digital environments that are welcoming, dynamic and inclusive.

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Join the Library

Anyone is entitled to use the library and its resources, including access to the Internet, for no charge. A membership for borrowing is free if you live in the City of Cornwall. Identification with a current Cornwall address is required as proof of residency. A fee is charged for borrowing privileges to persons not residing within the City of Cornwall.

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Contact Us

Our dedicated staff are always happy to answer your questions, no matter how big or how small! Find contact information or submit a question.

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Library History

The Cornwall Public Library has been serving our community since 1890. Learn more about the history of the library.

Library History [coming soon]
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Library Board

The library is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. Learn about our board members, find upcoming board meetings, and review past meeting minutes.

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Library Policies

View the policies that govern everything from meeting room use to library conduct.

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Support Us

The library is a registered charitable not-for-profit organization. Donations to enhance programs and services are always welcome. There are many ways to help.

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Career Opportunities

This page lists current job openings.

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The library takes the principles of equal access quite seriously. Learn about our commitment to both digital and physical accessibility and see what tools we have available.