The Hepburn Library of Norfolk is located at 1 Hepburn Street, Norfolk New York. Norfolk is nestled in St. Lawrence County which has a mix of small towns, farms and forests.

We are one of seven Hepburn libraries located in St. Lawrence County. The Hepburn Library of Norfolk serves the township of Norfolk by providing current high-demand, high-interest material in a variety of formats for persons of all ages.

The library also assists community members in discovering all the services, facilities and opportunities available through the library and promotes their interest in reading and learning.

The Hepburn Library of Norfolk’s primary role is to “open the Door to Learning” with a secondary role as a “Popular Materials” Library. To perform these roles the library has become an “Electronic Doorway Library”

Alonzo Barton Hepburn
(July 24, 1846 – January 25, 1922

The Hepburn Library of Norfolk was gifted to the Town of Norfolk by Alonzo Barton Hepburn. Mr. Hepburn was a locally born philanthropist and banker from Colton, NY. The building was designed by architects Rossiter & Muller and built in 1919–1920. It is a “T” shaped, cross gable roofed Georgian Revival style brick building on a full, raised basement. The library officially opened in November of 1921.

Newspaper article announcing the opening of library, The Ogdensburg advance and St. Lawrence weekly Democrat., November 24, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

The library has a collection of over 9,500 items which includes best sellers, classics and more.

Hours of operation:


2020 Upcoming closures:

Columbus Day- Oct.12

Veterans Day-Nov. 11

Thanksgiving Day- Nov. 26

Nov. 27

Christmas Eve-Dec. 24

Christmas Day- Dec. 25

New Year’s Eve- Dec. 31

New Year’s Day- Jan. 1

2021 Closures:

January 1, 2021-New Year’s Day

January 18, 2021-Martin Luther King Day

February 15, 2021-Presidents’ Day

May 31, 2021-Memorial Day

September 6, 2021 -Labor Day

October 11, 2021 -Columbus Day

November 11, 2021-Veterans Day

November 25, 2021-Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2021- Day after Thanksgiving

December 24, 2021-Christmas Eve. Actually Christmas Day (observed)

December 25, 2021-Christmas

December 31, 2021-New Year’s Eve. Actually New Year’s Day (observed)

Services offered:

  • Public computers & printers ($0.20 cents per page, $0.40 double sided, Up to ten (10) Free Print-outs per Elementary & High School Homework Assignment/Project
  • scanning
  • Copying (copies are $0.15 single sided and $0.30 double sided.)
  • faxing ( Sending $1.00 for the first page and $0.50 for each page after, for receiving a fax the first page is $0.50 and $0.15 for each page after)
  • Wi-fi
  • Large Library hall available to Norfolk residents with fully equipped kitchen (please see our policy page about booking this hall -coming soon!)


DirectorLaurel Murphy
Library AssistantBrooke Lynch
Library AssistantMaria Peacock