New Rochelle Public Library from LibraryGreenThe New Rochelle Public Library offers a comprehensive collection that includes retrospective and current materials; up-to-date technology by which information can be accessed; and a wide range of community services and programs tailored to a diverse audience. Chartered in 1894, NRPL is a school-district library with its own operating budget and a Board of Trustees comprised of seven elected members. It has served the 81,500 residents of New Rochelle from its Main Library building in the downtown business district since 1979. A smaller branch, located in the park in front of the New Rochelle High School, was restored through a grassroots effort and reopened as the Huguenot Children’s Library in 1997.

The New Rochelle Public Library is a member of Westchester Library System. WLS collaborates with 38 libraries in Westchester County to provide access to resources and services and to enhance and support library service for the more than 940,000 residents. They are one of New York State’s 23 public library systems which were established in 1958 by State Education Law.
Illustrated History of NRPL From the Library’s Centennial Journal, 1994

Our Mission

The New Rochelle Public Library is a community resource that seeks to improve the life of every citizen in our city. It is dedicated to encouraging learning in all stages of life, to protecting intellectual freedom and to providing fair and equal access to information.

The New Rochelle Public Library Board of Trustees

Trustees are elected to serve four-year terms in elections that are conducted on the third Tuesday of May. The Library Board of Trustees meets at the Library on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. Meetings are open to the public. If you wish to contact the Board of Trustees please email trustees@nrpl.org.

  • Whitney Barrat, President
  • Corey Galloway, Vice President
  • Lucille Renwick, Secretary
  • Beth Acocella
  • Rhiannon Navin
  • Fela Cortes
  • Tatiana Infante


DepartmentPhone Number
Administration(914) 632-8509
Director – Tom Geoffino(914) 632-7879
Assistant Director – Elizabeth Joseph(914) 813-3732
Archives(914) 813-3712
Children’s Services(914) 813-3716
Community Relations (Programs & Facility Rentals)(914) 813-3706
Friends of the Library(914) 813-3705
Registration & Circulation (Material Requests & Renewals)(914) 813-3722
Reference Assistance & Computer Reservations(914) 813-3737
Museum Passes(914) 813-3718
NRPL Foundation (914) 813-3726
Local History Office(914) 813-3747