Geneva Public Library

244 North Main St.
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: 315.789.5303
Fax: 315.789.9835
Geneva Public Library Reference Librarian - 315.789.5303 ext. 105 -

Geneva Public Library


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 OWWL 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.


Geneva NY City Directories

The Geneva City Directories collection includes directories from 1862-2000. The directories contain an alphabetical directory, including a telephone directory of all residents over 18 (when available). Directories also include detailed information concerning each a civic section of local interest, a complete buyers' guide and classified business directory with special listings for nationally advertised brands. In some directories, a street guide and householders' directory showing telephone numbers arranged by streets is included.

Geneva Public Library Digital Collection

Photographs relating to the history and development of Geneva, New York in the 19th and 20th centuries.