The Cuba Circulating Library was chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1872 as an Association library, and founded in 1872 with 100 books.
Through a bequest of $30,000 from Elisabeth Sheldon, the current building was built in 1924.
Another bequest of $267,000 from Elisabeth Hixson Rossiter in 1997 provided impetus for a major renovation and expansion project.
In January of 2000, the Cuba Circulating Library proudly reopened after the completion of a 10,000 square foot addition and total renovation of the original building. New meeting room facilities, a lift for handicap accessibility, new heating and air conditioning systems and a public computer area are among the improvements covered in the $800,000 project.
As a member of the Southern Tier Library System, we can provide materials not owned by the Cuba Library through interlibrary loan.