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COVID 19 Library Reopenings

Library Reported Reopening Measures
ALBERT WISNER PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Library building is open to the public, without appointment, Monday 10am-5pm; Tuesday-Thursday 10am-7pm; Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-5pm for browsing, solo reading and study, and access to public computers. Mask wearing and social distancing for FULLY VACCINATED people is optional but recommended for everyone else over the age of 2.
 
BLAUVELT FREE LIBRARY
Library is open transitional hours (M - W 9 to 6 | Th 9 - 8 | Fri 9 - 5 | Sat 11 - 3 | closed Sun). Copy, fax and notary services are all available. We also offer curbside service and home delivery. Walk-up window is open during library hours. Face masks are still required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors, as we pledge to keep our vulnerable populations safe. Thank you for understanding. Materials may be returned through the "Many Happy Returns" book slot to the left of the front door or at the front desk. We expect  group meetings and onsite programs to resume after Labor Day. Virtual adult and children's programs are planned for the summer, as are TakeHome Craft Kits. Check our website at https://blauveltfreelibrary.org or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlauveltFreeLibrary. Time at the computers is limited to an hour, but special accommodations can be made.
CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Chester has returned to regular hours of business:

Monday-Thursday 10am to 8pm

Friday –Saturday 10am to 5pm

Sunday 12-4pm

 

Visits are limited to 30 minutes, walk-ins are welcome subject to building capacity, and reservations are suggested for computer usage.

Masks are still required. Curbside services are still available upon request, as well as use of the Click and Collect app.

CORNWALL PUBLIC LIBRARY
 
CPL is now open to the public all regular hours: 
Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm; Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 1pm-4pm
 
Visits are limited to 30 minutes, walk-ins are welcome subject to building capacity, reservations are available.
Browsing, computers, printing, copying, scanning, faxing, notary and periodicals are all available. 
Face masks and use of hand sanitizer required, available at front entrance.
Curbside services still available upon request.

Outdoor bookdrops are open 24/7.

CRAGSMOOR FREE LIBRARY
We have returned to our regular hours and full service. Tuesday & Thursday 10:30 to 5:30, Fridays 2:30 to 5:30 and Saturday 10:30 to 4:30.
Social distancing and masks are still required.
 
DANIEL PIERCE LIBRARY

Open to limited browsing hours on 10/19
Curbside hours - Mondays  10:30a - 1:30p, Tuesdays & Thursdays  10a - 6p, Weds & Fridays  10a - 4p

ELLENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Curbside pickup of materials continues, and our bookdrop remains open for returns. EPL&M is now offering walk-in browsing and computer use. Please ring use the parking lot entrance. There is a 30 minute time limit for library visits. Call 845-647-5530 to find out more.
 
ETHELBERT B. CRAWFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Curbside Pick Up: Call to place holds or place holds online. Holds can be placed for items from any RCLS library. Come by at your appointment time and we'll bring your items to your car. Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 7:00; Friday 9:30 - 6:00; Saturday 10:00 - 3:40. 845-794-4660

Computer Appointments: Call to book your time. Appointments are 1 person for up to 1 hour. 1 appointment per day, per patron. Please note that computers are shut down ten minutes before closing time every day. Appointments available for children, teens and adults. Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 6:30; Friday 9:30 - 5:30; Saturday 10:00 - 3:30. 845-794-4660

Browsing Appointments: Call to book your time. Browsing appointments are up to 1 hour long. 1 appointment per day, per patron. Appointments available for children, teens and adults. Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 7:00; Friday 9:30 - 6:00; Saturday 10:00 - 4:00. No appointments from 1:30 - 2:00 for thorough cleaning.  845-794-4660

FALLSBURG LIBRARY
 
The Fallsburg Library is allowing for in building access for computer use, browsing and copy and fax services. In building times are still limited to 30 minutes per person/per day. Please note that face coverings are still required to be worn properly (mouth and nose covered) for those over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status. Hand sanitizer is available for use at the front entrance.
 
We are still offering curbside appointments for picking up holds, as well as copying and faxing services. You can also choose to forward us emails (to fbr@rcls.org) of items that you need to have printed off if you are uncomfortable coming into the building to use a computer.
 

If you have any questions you can call (845) 436-6067 or email fbr@rcls.org. Check our website, www.fallsburglibrary.org

 
FINKELSTEIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Finkelstein Library is open regular hours with no capacity restrictions.  We are still requiring masks, and requesting visitors limit their time to one hour in the building.  Computers are available in one-hour time slots.  We are fine free until July 1st.
 
We no longer require calling for appointments.
FLORIDA PUBLIC LIBRARY
  • Items may now be returned inside the library. The book return will be closed when the library is open.
  • Limited public seating is available at reference tables and in the children's room.
  • The front door is open for entrance only. Patrons are requested to exit through the back door.
GARDINER LIBRARY
Patrons allowed inside the building for 20 minute blocks
(6 patrons at one time)

Tuesdays 12 - 8 PM
Thursdays 12 - 8 PM
Fridays through Sundays 12 - 4 PM

Curbside service and pick-up window still available during regular library hours

Computers available to use in the community room by appointment. Walk-ins welcome if computer is available
(3 computers are set up on separate tables with sneeze guards approx. 15 feet
apart from each other)

"Quick" print jobs can be done inside the library any time
All items quarantined for 6 days when returned

"Essential services" - printing, photocopying, scanning and faxing available via curbside assistance or inside the library (NO appointment necessary)
 

GOSHEN PUBLIC LIBRARY and HISTORICAL SOCIETY

As of 5/1/21, Returning to normal hours (We will remain closed on Sundays).

Monday through Thursday 9:00-8:00

Friday 10:00-6:00

Saturday 9:00-5:00

Visitor time limit will be extended from 1/2 an hour to an hour

Building capacity will double from 25 to 50 percent

As of 6/1/21: We will be reopening the two study (tutor) rooms and two small meeting rooms at 50% visitor capacity, available by appointment. There will be a one hour time limit, and spacing between reservations to allow for cleaning of the rooms. Pomares Community Room will be reserved for larger in-house programs only (in compliance with all applicable health & safety guidelines).

Our pick-up window service will be discontinued on June 1st, although we will continue to provide curbside service upon request.

Face masks and use of hand sanitizer required (available at the front entrance).

GREENWOOD LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Greenwood Lake is now at regular hours with a one hour time limit.

HAVERSTRAW KING'S DAUGHTERS PUBLIC LIBRARY
 

HKDPL is opening for Express Service.

Library patrons are permitted in the building for a total of 45 minutes, once per day. All library patrons must exit the building on or before the exit time designated when they enter.

Public computers are available

30-minute session, one session per person per day; Must have a valid RCLS library card

Due to physical distancing guidelines, staff may not come closer than 6 feet to help you with computers or other equipment

Reservations are available for HKDPL cardholders:

Main Library (Garnerville): (845) 786-3800 x 24 Adults, x 25 Children

Village Branch (Haverstraw): (845) 429-3445 x 10

Copying, faxing, scanning and printing are available on a walk-in basis, space permitting

Click here for guidelines on browsing, or the use of rooms and study areas

Patrons can still place holds by phone:

Main library (845) 786-3800 x 10

Village library (845) 429-3445 x 10

HIGHLAND FALLS LIBRARY
As of 5/17/2021, Highland Falls Library is open to the public for Walk In Browsing Mon-Fri (10:30am-4:30pm) & Sat (10:30am-12:30pm). Go to "LIBRARY UPDATES" page on website www.highlandfallslibrary.org for more detailed information.
 

Open Mon-Fri (10:30am-4:30pm) & Sat (10:30am-12:30pm) for Walk In Browsing

  • Children's Area limited to 1 family at a time for 30 minutes by appointment
  • 2 desktop computers available for up to 45 minutes (must be 18 years or older)
  • Document services  (fax, copy, print) must be requested in person. Faxes sent only after payment is made (cash or check)
  • Library items are no longer quarantined
  • Library items must be returned by due date
  • LATE FEES will be applied as of JUNE 1, 2021
  • WiFi available 9am-5pm outside library
  • NO donations of books, DVDs, or CDs will be accepted at this time
  • Virtual Adult Book Club now being held OUTSIDE (as weather permits)
  • Up to date library information is on "LIBRARY UPDATES" page on website www.highlandfallslibrary.org
  • Online programs continue (Story time (recorded), and
    Galleries)---Go to website for details---
  • Masks and social distancing required outside and inside the library
  • Seating, group meetings or gatherings, children's toys and community room
    NOT available at this time
JOSEPHINE-LOUISE PUBLIC LIBRARY The Josephine-Louise Public Library is currently offering browsing, computer sessions, faxing, copies and other library services by appointment.  Each appointment is for in-house service is thirty minutes. Please make sure to be on time.  Curbside Service is still being offered to patrons not wishing to enter the building.  The Book Drop has been open for return items.  Free Wi Fi is available outside of the building. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10am - 7pm; Friday, 10am - 5pm; Saturday, 10am - 1:30 pm. Face masks are required to enter the building. Sanitizing stations are located at all entrances.  Inter-library holds are limited to libraries in our area.  Please contact the library for appointments and questions (845)-778-7621.
LIBERTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Our doors our unlocked and we are no longer requiring appointments.

LIVINGSTON MANOR FREE LIBRARY Building capacity limits are in effect: No more than 5 visitors at a time with a limit of 25 minutes per visit. Upon arrival, visitors must check in at the desk to provide contact information. Masks and social distancing are required for visitors and staff.
MAMAKATING LIBRARY Open with limited admission during regular library hours on weekdays and 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. Check mamakatinglibrary.org for more information
MOFFAT LIBRARY OF WASHINGTONVILLE

Services offered within the library building (Face coverings are required in the building):

  • 30-minute Visits & browsing - Moffat is now open for 30-minute visits
  • Checkout & Library Account Services at circulation desk (circulation staff-assisted)
  • Self-checkout machine for no-touch checkout (self-serve)
  • RCLS Gateway app self-checkout with smartphone (self-serve)
  • Wifi Printing from your device to library's printers (staff-assisted) - requires staff to release print job
  • Photocopies & computer printouts (self-serve or staff-assisted)
  • Notary service (staff-assisted) - Call library to schedule:(845) 496-5483 x 324
  • 30-minute Public Computer use & printing (self-serve or librarian staff-assisted)
  • Reference & reader's advisory services (librarian staff-assisted)
LIBRARY HOURS: MON-THUR: 10am-8pm; FRI: 10am-6pm; SAT: 10am-5pm & SUN: 12pm-5pm
 
Services available outside the library:
  • Drive-Thru Window Pick-Up Service - Drive-Thru Entrance located on Rte 208 between 1st Presbyterian Church & Rte 94 - open during regular library hours
  • Curbside Pick-Up Service for pedestrians - CALL LIBRARY when you arrive & wait at the bottom of the ramp near the BOOK DROP) - available during regular library hours
  • Home Delivery Service - Call LIBRARY for info: (845) 496-5483 x 324
  • Ebooks, Databases, Programs & Online Resources via our website: Visit moffatlibrary.org for more info
NO FINES CHARGED ON ANY ITEMS RETURNED LATE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
BOOK RETURN OPEN 24/7 - Drop off your library materials anytime. 
QUESTIONS? Call (845) 496-5483 x 324 or Email: moffat@rcls.org
MONROE FREE LIBRARY Monroe Free Library is open on a full schedule and will offer curbside service if requested.  All programming is virtual only and community rooms are closed.  There is no limit on browsing time, however, computer use is limited to four workstations.  There are two spaces for reading or relaxing.
MONTGOMERY FREE LIBRARY

Curbside pickup continues and bookdrop remains open for returns.
Curbside Pickup Hours: Monday-Friday  10am-Noon and 1pm-4pm
Bookbrowsing inside the library is available Monday-Friday  10am-11am.
Call for further information (845) 457-5616.

NANUET PUBLIC LIBRARY
Nanuet Public Library Hours Effective Tuesday, 5/19/21
Monday - Thursday 11am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday Closed
 
Curbside pickup hours remain the same
 
Available on a walk-in basis or by appointment:

One 60-minute computer session per person per day, must have valid RCLS library card

One 30-minute session in the Children's Room
Maximum capacity in the Children's Room is 7 patrons
 
Available on a walk-in basis:

Browsing, copying, faxing, express computer

NEW CITY FREE LIBRARY
  • Masks are required as per NYS Department of Health guidelines
  • Curbside and portico pickup is still available.  Please call 634-4997 x125 for adult and teen materials and x121 for childrens'.  Call x124 when you arrive for pickup.
  • Beginning June 1, 2021, the library will close at its regular 9pm time Monday-Thursday.
NEWBURGH FREE LIBRARY The Newburgh library is providing limited access to the restricted section of the library only, access for 30 min to laptops, desk service, small new release browsing section, and notary, faxing and copying will resume in house but curb/door side will remain available well into the future.
NYACK LIBRARY
Open for  20 minute Browse and Borrow appointments, Curbside Pickup, Email/Phone Services and 30 minute Computer Resource Center appointments.  Call 845-358-3370.

M - TH 11 AM - 6:30 PM
F 11 AM - 5:30 PM
Sa 11 AM - 2:30 PM

Su 12 PM - 3:30 PM

ORANGEBURG LIBRARY
Our book drop is open.  We are happy to offer curbside pickup in our entryway - please call 845-359-2244 or visit our website to place holds.  We are open for reference, browsing, copier/fax service and public computer usage. 
Remember, you can still use the Library remotely - anywhere, anytime!  Be sure to visit our homepage for all scheduled programs and activities.   www.orangeburglibrary.org
 
 
PALISADES FREE LIBRARY
The Palisades Library is open to walk in visits. Please limit browsing time to 30 minutes and computer sessions to 60 minutes. Masks must be worn at all times.
PEARL RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Library Hours (Effective June 1, 2021)

Monday & Wednesday: 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm
Friday 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday: Closed

 Grab-And- Go & Indoor Browsing

We are no longer limiting visits to 1 hour. We also have socially distanced study tables and seating now available. Walk-in customers may browse, use the copiers and computers, print and fax.

 Indoor Library Policies

·         Please delay your visit if you are feeling unwell or should be in quarantine

·         Please delay your visit if a member of your household should be in quarantine

·         Wear a face covering over your mouth and your nose at all times

·         Please stand behind a sneeze guard when interacting with staff members

·         We appreciate your support as we navigate the safe reopening of our facility

PIERMONT LIBRARY DISTRICT
"We are open again!
  • All visitors will need to wear a mask at all times
  • Visits are for 30 minutes.
  • All visits must be pre-booked using our booking calendar; you can also give us a call to book you visit, but no walk-ins please.
  • No food, beverages, or public restrooms during your visit; please plan accordingly.
Our Hours Beginning Monday, May 17th, 2021 Will Be:
  • Monday thru Thursday - 10am to 8pm
  • Friday - 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 4pm (please call ahead to confirm we are open, some Saturdays we may be closed during the early Summer).
  •  
For now, most of our programming will remain virtual but stay tuned as we are working on holding outdoor programming soon! Check back to our event calendar often to see all the wonderful programming we have to offer!

Curbside Service is still available too! You can use our catalog to place a request for items, and then use our booking calendar to schedule your pickup. You can also ask a librarian questions by phone, or email. Remember, you can also use the Library remotely, anywhere and anytime!

PINE BUSH AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
No appointments needed for faxing, copying or pick ups.  Appointment needed only now for one on one help with  your  personal device.
PORT JERVIS FREE LIBRARY
Curbside Services include:
-Material Pickup by appointment
-Faxing by Appointment 
-Copies by Appointment
-Printing: send items to be printed to ptj@rcls.org and make an appointment to pickup
 
In-Person Services include:
-30 Minute Browsing by appointment
-25 Minute Computer usage by appointment
-30 Minutes for faxing, copying and/or printing by appointment
ROSCOE FREE LIBRARY
Roscoe opened on a very limited basis on August 18th.  
Days:  Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.  Hours:  10 - 12 & 1 - 3.  
Only 4 patrons in the library at a time, masks are mandatory, browsing is 10 minutes.  Computers:  There is one public computer available for 30  minutes.  Fax & photo will be done by library staff. Children's room is not open.  Curbside pick up is always available
 
Blind Date With A Book...5 books in a bag after you pick a genre. Just call & ask for this & we'll check them out & place a bag on the porch.
ROSE MEMORIAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Rose Memorial Library has updated its patron hours, effective immediately. We are now open for standard library use and curbside service (by request at 845.786.2100, Ext. 11) the following hours:

  • Monday & Wednesday: 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:00am-4:30pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Sunday: Closed 

 

 

SLOATSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY - Beginning June 15, 2020 the bookdrop will be open for returns - there will be no fines.

  • Also as of June 15, 2020, curbside services will begin from 10 am - 5:45 pm Mon. - Fri. Please call the library at (845) 753-2001 to request your items.
  • As of June 22, 2020 Sloatsburg cardholders will be able to place holds via the online catalog or Gateway App.
  • Please check our websites, www.splfromhome.org or www.sloatsburglibrary.org for more updates.
  • As of Monday, August 17, the Sloatsburg Library is excited to announce it will re-open for patrons to browse for books, CD's and DVD's (for up to 30 minutes per visit). We will limit the number of patrons inside at any given time to adapt to NY State guidelines and all patrons (over the age of two) must have a working mask on their face to be in our building.

    While we will be open for browsing in our main space, our children's room will continue to be closed (though all our children's materials will be made available upon request). In addition, there will be no seating available and food and drink are not permitted at the current time. 

    Library computers will be available during open hours by appointment only and for a maximum of 30 minutes per day. Computer time will only be available with a reservation. There may be a limited browsing option for library materials during these appointments. Patrons waiting for computer appointments will be asked to wait outside the library. 

    The library will dedicate special hours for seniors and immunocompromised patrons admittance only. These hours are as follows: 

    Monday - Friday: 10am - 11am
    Saturday: Noon - 1pm

    Hours for the general public will be as follows:

    Monday - Thursday: 11am - 7pm
    Friday: 11am - 5pm
    Saturday: 1pm - 4pm
     

    Call 845-753-2001 for more information.

SUFFERN FREE LIBRARY
 
Effective June 1, 2021
Suffern Free Library is open to the public for 60 minutes of browsing and borrowing, copying and faxing, reference assistance, and library account management as follows:
    > Monday through Thursday, 10am - 7pm
    > Friday and Saturday, 10am - 5pm
    > Closed on Sundays  
Internet computer use is offered on a first come, first served basis for 60 minutes per day per patron.  The last entry to the building on any day is 5 minutes prior to closing.  Maximum capacity is 60 guests.
 
Our drive-up Book Drop is open from 7am on Mondays to 5pm on Saturdays; it remains closed on Sundays.
 
 
SUNSHINE HALL FREE LIBRARY
 
Sunshine Hall Free Library is open to the public Tuesday-Thursday 12:00PM-4:00PM, Friday 11:00AM-7:00PM and Saturday 10:00-3:00. No admittance without a face covering. Curbside pickup is available for those who prefer it. 
TAPPAN LIBRARY

Open for in-house browsing, reference, reader's advisory, material pickup, copier, wireless printing, fax, notary services and computer use. Parking lot and window pickup continue. Visitors are required to wear approved face coverings, use hand sanitizer upon entry and practice social distancing. Time restrictions and capacity limits are in place for in-house visits.

Outdoor return drops remain open 24/7. 

Our current hours are:

Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm

Fri 10am-6pm

Sat 11am-3pm

Please call 845.359.3877 or email us at tappanlibrary@tappanlibrary.org with any questions.

THRALL PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRCIT OF MIDDLETOWN
As of February 10, 2021, Middletown Thrall Library has resumed in building express library services for patrons (Browsing the collection, computer use, reference services, fax and photocopying).  30 minutes maximum inside the building
TOMKINS COVE PUBLIC LIBRARY Opening to the public Aug 3 by appointment only for 15 minute browsing and 30 minute computer use. Curbside pickup is continuing. Please call the Library at 845-786-3060 to make a request.
TUXEDO PARK LIBRARY
  • 6/22/20 - bookdrop open for returns.
  • 6/22/20 -  notary, fax, photocopy and scanning services available by appointment only.
  • 6/22/20 - curbside pickup available.  Place a hold via the online catalog or call the library.
  • 7/27/20 - access to public computers by reservation only.  
  • 8/3/20 - open for limited browsing on the main floor.
  • Please call the library at 845-351-2207 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
VALLEY COTTAGE FREE LIBRARY
  • Book drop open 
  • Limited in-building Internet, Browsing and Children's Room entrance by appointment. 
  • Curbside delivery by appointment
  • Extensive virtual program offerings
  • Fax and copy service by appointment
  • No fines on overdue materials until further notice
  • Call 845-268-7700 or visit www.valleycottagelibrary.org for details or to schedule an appointment.
     
WALLKILL PUBLIC LIBRARY
 
All are welcome inside the building during regular business hours. Curbside services are available for those who prefer them
WEST NYACK FREE LIBRARY
West Nyack Free Library is fully open during normal business hours. Curbside Service continues to be available for those who prefer it. 
WESTERN SULLIVAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
 
All branches are open for capacity limits.  Visits limited to one hour.  Masks required. Starting June 1, 2021, all branches will resume normal hours.  Curbside pickup still available.  Visit our calendar at www.WSPLonline.org for virtual programs, 'take-and-make' crafts, and in-person programming (outdoors) as the weather permits.
 
WOODBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Both Branches:
Bookdrop open
Curbside pickup continuing
Open to the public  (limited hours) for 30 minute browsing, 30 minute computer usage, printing, faxing.  See woodburypubliclibrary.org for further details and up-to-date hours.