Welcome to the Round Lake Library!

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Round Lake Library is to provide world-class library service to the residents of Malta, meeting the needs of a growing community and preserving our heritage. 

We have been a vital part of the Malta community for over a century. Founded in 1897, the Round Lake Library has served the community from its home in the Village of Round Lake, and the Library has provided traditional library services and programming. Since becoming a SALS-member library in the 1990s, those services have expanded to include more interactive programming for children, teens, and adults; videos, DVDs, and audiobooks; and business services such as wireless internet access, fax, copy and printing, services, and quiet space to work.

The Round Lake Library has two locations: its original home at Clark House in the Village of Round Lake, and our new branch at the Malta Community Center.

The Round Lake Library is chartered, through WRLIS (Women of Round Lake Improvement Society), to serve the Town of Malta, including the Village of Round Lake.

Learn about our history, our staff, and our governance.


To learn more about the history of the Round Lake Library, click here.




The Round Lake Library is a member of the Southern Adirondack Libary System (SALS). We are a function of the Woman’s Round Lake Improvement Society (WRLIS) and governed by a Board of Trustees.


The Woman’s Round Lake Improvement Society (WRLIS) not only operates the library, but also coordinates all fundraising activities for the library. Established in 1896, WRLIS is a not-for-profit organization from the community whose objective is “to make Round Lake a more desirable place to live.”

Applications are available at the Library.  Contact the Woman’s Round Lake Improvement Society (WRLIS) at:

Membership Chair
PO Box 665
Round Lake, NY 12151


Board of Trustees

The Round Lake Library is governed by a nine-member board who are involved in governance, fundraising, and special projects for the Library. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month, with meetings alternating between Clark House and the Malta Community Center.

If you’re interested in becoming a member of this active board, please contact us at rdltrustees@gmail.com.

For more information, including meeting minutes, click here.