Steele Memorial Library

Steele Memorial Library101 E. Church St.
Elmira, NY 14901


M-Th: 9 AM – 9 PM
F: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sa: 9 AM – 5 PM (starts 9/16)
Su: Closed

Upcoming Events

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Circulation:  (607)733-9173
Reference / Genealogy:  (607)733-9175
Youth Services:  (607)733-9174
Business Office:  (607)733-8607
Fax:  (607)733-9176

The Steele Memorial Library was incorporated in 1893 by Esther Baker Steele and others as a memorial to her husband, Joel Dorman Steele. The library was first located in the Realty Building at the corner of Lake & Market streets, beginning 1923 at Lake and East Church streets, and since 1979 at the corner of Church and Clemens Center Parkway. A major renovation was undertaken between 1999 – 2001 resulting in new interior design, furnishings, carpeting, and expanded electronic services. Since 1995 the Steele Memorial Library has been the Central Library for the Southern Tier Library System.