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Tompkins County Public Library

Ithaca, NY | https://www.tcpl.org/
Joined in January 2021

About Us

ABOUT TCPL

Tompkins County Public Library (Ithaca, New York), founded in 1864 by Ezra Cornell, serves the 104,926 residents of Tompkins County and is the Central Library for the Finger Lakes Library System, serving libraries and users in Tompkins, Tioga, Cortland, Seneca and Cayuga counties.

At a glance:
  • 35,000 registered borrowers
  • Annual circulation of approximately 800,000
  • Central Library of the five-county Finger Lakes Library System
  • Collection includes more than 235,000 items
  • Reached more than 40,000 children and adults through programming and outreach in 2018
  • Nearly 500 volunteers have provided 9,689 hours of service to TCPL
  • Approximately 77,000 internet sessions per year
  • Nearly 7,000 social media followers
  • 100s of community groups meet regularly at the library
  • Over 3,000 children, teens and adults have registered for summer reading

EQUITY STATEMENT

Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) believes that the library is for everyone. We value diverse opinions and respect free speech. Different points of view are allowed and welcomed.

TCPL also supports patrons’ right to a library environment free of harassment and intimidation. TCPL views all manifestations of prejudice and intolerance that target particular individuals or interfere with patrons’ ability to use the library as contradictory to our mission and violations of our Code of Conduct. We expect patrons and staff to contribute to a welcoming environment.

Approved by the Tompkins County Public Library Board of Trustees April 23, 2019.



ABOUT TCPL

Tompkins County Public Library (Ithaca, New York), founded in 1864 by Ezra Cornell, serves the 104,926 residents of Tompkins County and is the Central Library for the Finger Lakes Library System, serving libraries and users in…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Volunteering

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