The library began in 1905 as a free association library -- the Geneva Free Library -- with the leadership and support of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The mission of the Geneva Public Library is to inspire and support a lifetime of learning and creativity for the Geneva community. The library houses a physical collection of Geneva and Ontario County local history and genealogy resources, all of which are available for public use within the library. In addition, the library offers free research assistance for patrons of all Pioneer Library System libraries and flexible fee based assistance for those outside of those areas.
Geneva Public Library is a member of the Rochester Regional Library Council.