Solvay Public Library

Currently closed
Sun: Closed
Mon - Wed: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Thu - Fri: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Library Information

615 Woods Road
Solvay, NY 13209
(315) 468-2441
(315) 468-0373

Holiday Closings

Independence Day07/04/24
Labor Day09/02/24
Veterans' Day11/11/24
Thanksgiving Eve (closes at 5:00 PM)11/27/24
Day After Thanksgiving11/29/24
Christmas Eve12/24/24
New Year's Eve12/31/24

  • Completely fine free except for park passes
  • Fees still charged for lost items

Chartered in 1903, the Solvay Public Library is a municipal public library serving and funded by the Village of Solvay.  The library is a member of the Onondaga County Public Library System and open to the general public.   The library has a seven member Board of Trustees, volunteers appointed by the Village Mayor.  A full-time, professional Library Director manages the library, a full time Library Clerk, two part-time Librarians, and several part-time Clerks and Pages.

Its facility is a local historic landmark completed in 1905 and was constructed through grants from Andrew Carnegie and the Solvay Process Company, predecessor to AlliedSignal, Inc. and Honeywell.  The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The library is located at the corner of Woods and North Orchard Roads in Solvay, New York, near the New York State Fairgrounds.   Its collection contains more than 30,000 books and includes circulating magazines,  DVDs, audiobooks, Playaways, and music CDs.  Computers for public use and Internet access are available, as well as WiFi (wireless) access. 

The Library is home to the archives of the Solvay Process and has special collection material related to the remediation of Onondaga Lake.  The Local History room also houses archives of the Solvay Union Free District and some local history materials.  Use of the room is possible by appointment only (see the Local History section of the Solvay website). 

In 2008, the Village of Solvay completed a $3 million renovation and expansion to the Solvay Public Library.  The Library now boasts an elevator, new meeting rooms, and enlarged reading and children's rooms.

Funding for the Solvay Public Library is primarily from local Village tax monies.  The library has a Friends group and a Foundation with an endowment fund that donate resources secured through fundraising, private donations, and grants.


Director: Brian Rowlands
Librarian: Dawn Marmor

Board of Trustees: 
President: Rosemarie Novembrini 
Members: Cynthia Cook, Mary Kocher, Gail Moyer, Carole Marascalchi

Board Meetings: Second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM.
Annual Meeting: January