Vision Statement

More than a building or a collection of books, the Waterville Public Library is a thriving public resource – – a place to seek out information and take advantage of special programs for children and adults.
It is a place to meet with friends and to showcase community talents.
The Waterville Public Library is an essential element of the quality of life
in our community and is a gateway to the world beyond.


Welcome to the Waterville Public Library! Since the Library was founded in 1874 (later chartered by the Board of Regents as a free public library in 1939), inhabitants of the region that is now bounded by the Waterville Central School District have recognized the need for preservation of knowledge and ideas, and free access to information for all. That mission continues today in the Library’s state-of-the-art facility, opened in 2006, where you will find warm and inviting surroundings that provide traditional and all the latest services to support the reading, viewing, listening and information seeking needs and interests of all our patrons, young and old.

In collaboration with the Mid York Library System including the 42 sister libraries within MYLS, we strive to stay up to date with rapidly emerging technologies and thereby operate a library without walls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Please feel free to contact us with any feedback about the Library and its services at (315) 841-4651, email or stop by the Library at your convenience.

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