About the Library

The library is chartered to serve the residents of the Saratoga Springs Enlarged City School District. It is governed by a seven member board elected by district residents. Funds to operate the library come primarily from school district property taxes, and district residents must vote upon increases in local tax support.

The current 58,626 square foot building, which opened in 1995, is located on 1.92 acres in downtown Saratoga Springs one block east of Broadway between Henry and Putnam Streets.


Delivering resources and experiences that engage, entertain, educate, and empower our entire community.


Our vision is a resilient community empowered by collaboration, engagement and learning.


Saratoga Springs Public Library values:

  • Sustainability: Practicing and promoting environmental stewardship, economic feasibility and social equity through engagement, education, action and transparency.
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Celebrating differences and welcoming all into a safe and nurturing environment.
  • Collaboration and Partnerships: Leveraging resources and offering more integrated services within the Library and across the community.
  • Community: Enabling connections, promoting civic engagement and improving the quality of life.
  • Accessibility: Protecting intellectual freedom and personal privacy while offering universal access to collections, services, events and knowledge both within and beyond the building.
  • Learning: Empowering life-long learning and all forms of literacy.
  • Devotion: Visibly demonstrating a love of learning, sharing and cultivating meaningful relationships in all we do.
  • Innovation: Encouraging creativity and adapting to emerging needs in forward-thinking ways.

About Our Building

Physical Space:

  • Area: 58,626 square feet
  • Site: 1.92 acres
  • Parking: 80 spaces

Interior Design:

  • Butler Rowland Mays Architects, Mechanicville, NY


  • Architecture Plus - Troy, NY
  • The LA Group - Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Phillips Associates - Saratoga Springs, NY

Office Furniture:

  • Albany Office Interiors - Albany, NY


  • Konover Construction - West Hartford, CT
  • Mazone Plumbing & Heating - Delmar, NY
  • DiGesare Mechanical - Schenectady, NY
  • Schenectady Electric - Schenectady, NY

Library Furniture:

  • Hodkinson Associates - Briar Hill Court, NJ


$7.5 million from School District Bond issue, approved by voters in December of 1991. Remaining funds from a variety of sources. Total project cost - $7.9 million.


  • Library Interiors, Inc. - Point Pleasant, NJ


  • Groundbreaking: September 1993
  • Opening: August 1995
  • Dedication: October 1995