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Amsterdam Free Library

Amsterdam Free Library

In 1902, Board of Trustees President Dr. S.H. French, wrote to Andrew Carnegie asking for the funds to build a library in Amsterdam, NY.

Carnegie agreed, gifting $25,000 to the project, so long as the city would support the library. Construction began in 1902 and was completed in 1903. The doors of the Amsterdam Free Library opened to the public in November 1903. The Amsterdam Free Library is a late 19th- early 20th Century Revival Beaux Arts Style public building located in the downtown of the postindustrial city of Amsterdam, New York. Amsterdam is nestled in an otherwise rural area of the Mohawk Valley, between the Adirondack Mountains and the Appalachian Plateau. Centrally located in the downtown of the former “Carpet City,” the library has been an important part of the community life since its inception.


Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Closed in July & August)
Sunday - Closed​


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Amsterdam Free Library, 28, Church Street, South Amsterdam, City of Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York, 12010, United States
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