Welcome to the New Scarsdale Library

We are excited to resume limited services at 54 Olmsted! After many years of fundraising, planning and construction, the newly transformed building will advance the library as an intellectual resource and dynamic community center for generations to come.

From the redesigned children’s space and programming room to bright, open reading areas to a dedicated teen space, we are truly excited for how the renovated library will support our mission:

“To encourage the joy of reading, the exploration of ideas, and the pursuit of lifelong learning for the children and adults of our community.”


“With its thoughtful redesign, the Scarsdale Public Library promises to be an inviting place for everyone in our community to come together to learn, connect, create, exchange ideas, and pursue lifelong learning for generations to come.”

Margot Milberg, Library Board President



Main Area Stacks in new building


Bright and spacious with large tables and quiet cubicles, the reading room is ideal for reading and working. With new shelving to enhance the browsing experience, our extensive collection is easily accessible.

Interior photo showing a meeting room with tables and chairs


Our welcoming program spaces with upgraded audio visual systems and technology are perfect for hosting community events. The flexible spaces are adaptable for a wide variety of programs.

Interior photo showing the Reading Room with lounge chairs and bookstacks


Glass enclosed, new comfy chairs, and a great view of the library’s grounds, it is truly a serene space to read in. A hint of the old library’s reading area remains with the exposed, original exterior stone walls still in place.

Interior photo showing the Children's Area


Upgraded and expanded children’s area is full of books, nooks, comfortable chairs, accessible bookshelves and more! We have an extensive collection of titles for all ages and reading levels!

Interior photo showing the Children's Area


Our mess-friendly program room will allow us to host a variety of innovative educational programs. Additionally, the space’s accessibility is beneficial to all children.

Teen Space interior photo showing a blue lounge chair and stacks of teen books


This dedicated space was designed specifically with teens in mind. With super comfy chairs and expanded young adult collection, it is an ideal space to read, work on school projects or just hang out!

Book stacks in area of new library


Our new meeting rooms are ideal for small groups. Modernized to support the latest technologies and well lit, these private areas are set up perfectly for collaborative work and project needs.

interior image of the Café


Open, bright, and welcoming, our new lobby takes inspiration from Apple’s iconic knowledge bars. With both a café to grab a bite to eat and lots of seating, it is a great place to connect.

Interior photo of the Computer Lab


User friendly and convenient, we provide equipment that one would find at a copy center or coworking space. We are here to support the entrepreneurs and small businesses of Scarsdale!


The reimagined Scarsdale Public Library was made possible by the hard work and commitment of the Scarsdale Public Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Scarsdale Library, Library Staff, Dattner Architects, volunteers, and, most importantly, the tremendous support of the Scarsdale community.

We want to recognize and say thank you to all those that supported and made possible the new Scarsdale Public Library!


Thank You Collage showing photos of the construction of the new library and the team with hard hats on


We are taking a phased approach to our on-site services to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and community. We are excited to expand on-site browsing hours starting March 26 to the following:

Monday: 1 pm - 6 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:  11 am - 4 pm

Saturday: 11 am - 3pm

Patrons will be welcomed into the library on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of 25 patrons allowed at a time in the main reading area.

Appointments are required to visit the Children’s Room and will be limited to Scarsdale cardholders.  Please make your reservation in advance here: https://calendly.com/scakids/children-s-room-browsing-hours.

Once you arrive, you will need to follow our COVID-19 safety protocols including:



Wear a mask at all times while inside the Library (with the exception of children under two)  



Utilize the self-checkout machines available in the Main Reading Room and Children’s Room



Follow social distancing and maintain at least 6 feet apart from each other and staff



Do not eat or drink in the library.  We highly encourage you to take advantage of the Apiary Café’s take out menu!

We highly encourage you to read our full COVID-19 safety procedures and visiting protocols prior to visiting here.  We look forward to seeing you! 

For those that prefer a contactless experience, we will continue to offer curbside pick up and drop off service!