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COVID 19 Library Reopenings

Library Reported Reopening Measures
ALBERT WISNER PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Albert Wisner/Warwick library is closed until January 11, 2021.  The Bookdrop is open 24/7.
BLAUVELT FREE LIBRARY
Library is open for browsing and computer use limited to a half-hour. Copies, faxes and notaries are all available. We also offer curbside service and home delivery. Walk-up window is open during library hours. Face masks and use of hand sanitizer required (available at front desk and at computers). Return materials through outside "Many Happy Returns" book slot. No groups or meetings onsite. Virtual adult and children's programs and TakeHome Craft Kits. Check our website at https://blauveltfreelibrary.org or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlauveltFreeLibrary.
 
Transitional Hours:
Monday - Wednesday  9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday  9am - 5pm
Saturday  11am - 3pm
CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY Curbside pickup is available until 7:30 Monday-Thursday and until 4:30 Friday and Saturday. Monday: 10:00-8:00 Tuesday: 10:00-8:00 Wednesday: 10:00-8:00 Thursday: 10:00-8:00 Friday: 10:00-5:00 Saturday:10:00- 5:00 Sunday: Closed
Limited Browsing and Computer Use is available now by appointment for 30 minute sessions. To schedule a time to come into the library, please call 845-469-4252.
CORNWALL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Drive-up Bookdrop is open 24/7.

Curbside pickup, notary, and  copying/faxing/scanning by appointment only.

Cornwall will be reverting to curbside services only starting November 7,  2020.

CRAGSMOOR FREE LIBRARY Now open Tuesday, Thursday 10am to 2pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm
Patrons can come in by appointment
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 appointments for computer use and browsing.  Appointments for notary public, photocopy and fax service are also available. 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 - 6:30; Saturday 10:00 - 3:40. 845-794-4660

Computer Appointments: Call to book your time. Appointments are 1 person for 30 minutes. 1 appointment per day, per patron. Appointments available for children, teens and adults. Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 7:00; Friday 9:30 - 6:30; Saturday 10:00 - 3:30. 845-794-4660

Browsing Appointments: Call to book your time. Browsing appointments are 20 minutes long.1 appointment per day, per patron. Appointments available for children, teens and adults. Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 7:00; Friday 9:30 - 6:30; Saturday 10:00 - 3:40. No appointments from 1:30 - 2:00 for thorough cleaning.  845-794-4660

FALLSBURG LIBRARY
The Fallsburg Library is offering limited, appointment only, in building access for computer use and browsing. Appointment slots are for 30 minutes per person per day, and should be made in advance as we have limits on the number of patrons allowed in the building at any given time. You must be on time for your appointment to ensure you receive your full 30 minutes. Please note that face coverings are required to be worn properly (nose and mouth covered) during your full time in the building. Hand sanitizer is available for use at the 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. To schedule an appointment, or for other library related assistance, you can call (845) 436-6067 or email fbr@rcls.org. Check our website, www.fallsburglibrary.org for our latest COVID schedule.
 
FINKELSTEIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
November 2020 - Finkelstein Library will remain at curbside levels of service until further notice

AUGUST 10 : THE LOBBY WILL OPEN FOR CHECKOUT!  Until further notice our doors will be open for checkout ONLY. We are working hard to create a safe and efficient environment for all. To find out when our next phase begins and when the stacks are open for browsing, please check our website.  
How to CHECK OUT during our lobby-phased opening:  Schedule an appointment. We will still be calling patrons but will also accept calls. Your item must be ready for pickup before we can schedule an appointment.* Adhere to your appointment time and COVID protocol. Everyone must wear a mask. Present your library card.  *You may also request to pick up materials at Wesley Hills Village Hall lock box. 
How to RETURN materials, ONLY USE OUR BOOK DROPS:  There are "OPEN" and "CLOSED" signs on our many book drops.  You will not be able to return materials to a staff member at the circulation desk.  On Saturday and Sunday, only you may also return items to our book drops at our remote locations at Wesley Hills Village Hall, Eugene Levy Memorial Park, and Hillcrest Shopping Plaza. These materials will be checked in the following Saturday with no penalty to the patron.  All materials will be quarantined for 3 days for the safety of staff and our patrons. It might take up to 5 days for items to come off your account. NO FINES through September! Please return materials in a timely manner so others may enjoy.
We are currently looking at September 14 to be open for browsing and computers.

FLORIDA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Florida Public Library is pleased to announce its reopening to the public on Saturday, August 1. RCLS cardholders can once more visit the library to check out books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, video games, magazines and more. The number of people allowed in the building will be limited. All persons entering the library are required to wear face covering and observe social distancing requirements. Patrons are asked to enter through the rear door off the deck and exit through the side door; the front entrance will be closed. Hand sanitizer will be available at both doors. The stacks will be open for browsing, but patrons are asked not to linger so that more people can use the building. No inside seating will be available, except for patrons using limited public computers for 30-minute sessions. Wi-Fi is available on the rear deck and patrons are welcome to sit at the picnic tables.

For patrons not wishing to enter the building, curbside service will be available. Library fines are suspended through Labor Day.  FPL will close to the public one hour early to allow staff to clean the building. For more information, visit www.floridapubliclibrary.org or call (845) 651-7659 with questions. The staff is eager to see library users return to the library! Please check out our website to see our New Arrivals for all ages.

GARDINER LIBRARY
The Gardiner Library will move to curbside service only from November 27th through December 11th.
GOSHEN PUBLIC LIBRARY and HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Due to a COVID uptick with the approaching holidays, in-person access will be limited beginning 11/27 to only walkup and curbside for the hours posted, with no building entry for patrons. Please follow our website for details or call us at 845-294-6606.
GREENWOOD LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Bookdrop is open now. Greenwood Lake is offering curbside service as well as notary, printing and faxing services (also curbside) through till Aug 2. Opening to the public on Aug 3 by appointment only: 25 minutes for computer use, 45 minutes for Childrens Area, one family at a time. 15 minutes for browsing, notary service or printing/faxing services.

Nov. 9 - Greenwood Lake Public Library now has unlocked doors from 10-1 Mon-Sat and then all other times by appointment.  No changes in delivery info.  We are still closed to the public for the first hour (9-10) for material cleaning and the last hour (8-9 or 4-5) for facility cleaning . (Sundays it's 1/2 hour each). We continue to monitor the local infection numbers closely and will adjust procedures accordingly.

HAVERSTRAW KING'S DAUGHTERS PUBLIC LIBRARY
 

Curbside delivery service only will continue until further notice. Our buildings are not open for browsing or computers.

Call for information on all available services: Printing, copy, scan & fax services 

Main library (845) 786-3800 x 10 or  Village library (845) 429-3445 x 10 

Notary services available at the Main library by appointment, please call (845) 786-3800 x 18

Place a hold using: the Library Catalog

RCLS Gateway App, available on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Please wait for a call from us to schedule a time to pick up available items

HIGHLAND FALLS LIBRARY
  • As of November 19, 2020: 
  • CURBSIDE HOLDS PICK UP only BY APPOINTMENT
    Mon-Fri (10:30am-4:30pm)
  • PHONE lines open Mon-Fri (10am-5pm)
  • Document services  (fax, copy, print) still available
    - email request for service with attached document to hfl@rcls.org
    -when document is ready, we will call you to make a curbside pick up
    appointment
  • NO Browsing appointments
  • NO Chromebook appointments
  • Return all library items into Book Drop (located to the right side of front doors)
  • Returned library materials will be in quarantine for 6 days before it can be circulated
  • Late fees will be waived through 12/31/2020
  • WiFi available 9am-7pm outside library
  • NO donations of books, DVDs, or CDs will be accepted at this time
  • Up to date library information is on "LIBRARY UPDATES" page on website www.highlandfallslibrary.org & posted on home page of website, FB & Instagram
  • Online programs continue (Virtual Adult Book Club, Story time (recorded), and
    Galleries)---Go to website for details---
  • MASKS and social distancing 6 feet apart REQUIRED if you are on our library front porch in order to protect our patrons and staff when they are outside for curbside pick up
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

As of June 22nd Curbside pickup by appt. for books, faxing, copying, printing (via email). 845-292-6070

Sept 8th - We are now open for in person use of the library for 30 minute sessions by appointment only by calling 292-6070.

LIVINGSTON MANOR FREE LIBRARY Bookdrop is open and curbside service in in effect. Reopening to the public 8/3 with a limit of 5 people and a 30 minute time limit. Appointments for computer use as of 8/3. Copy, print and fax services available.
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 programing 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
Curbside Only Effective November 5, 2020
M - Th 11 - 7:30
Fri - Sat 11 - 3:30
Sunday Closed
NEW CITY FREE LIBRARY
  • Only two people per household or group may enter each day.
  • Keep visits to 30 minutes or less.
  • Building occupancy will be limited.
  • No mask, no entry.
  • One 30-minute internet session per day.
  • Use of personal computing devices such as laptops and tablets is prohibited. 
  • 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.
  • The library will close at 8pm Mondays through Thursdays beginning January 19
NEWBURGH FREE LIBRARY
The Newburgh Free Library Grand Street will be closed through the week of 11/23/20 and will open on Monday November 30 for only curbside services.
The Town Branch will remain open this Wednesday, Nov. 25 and will then be closed also until Monday November 30.
NYACK LIBRARY
Open for 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 by appointment.  Please call to book your spot.
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 15 minutes and computer sessions to 30 minutes. Masks must be worn at all times.
PEARL RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY The Pearl River Public Library will be going back to curbside service only effective Saturday 11/21/20, and will reassess on a weekly basis. Patrons will have access to many of our services, but will not be allowed inside the building to browse or use computers.
PIERMONT LIBRARY DISTRICT
The library will be reverting to curbside-only service starting November 30, 2020.

No appointment needed, just call when you're outside! You can also ask a librarian questions by phone, or email. Remember, you can still use the Library remotely, anywhere and anytime!

PINE BUSH AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Book Drop is open
Curbside pick up is available - online ordering or phone in to reserve material
Open to public but limited walk ins. 
Hours 10 to 5 Monday  through Friday. Saturday 10 to 2.
PORT JERVIS FREE LIBRARY

The library  will be going back to curbside services only effective today, November 5, 2020 through December 3.   We will reassess after 30 days. The Book Drop is open for return of library materials.  No fines charged on any items returned late until further notice. Free WiFi is available outside of the building. InterLibrary holds are open system-wide for all RCLS libraries.  Please contact the library for appointments and questions at (845)-856-7313 or email us at ptj@rcls.org.

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

Effective Monday, November 23rd.

Rose Memorial Library will return to Curbside Service Only

 for the safety of patrons and staff. 

Check our catalog drop down on https://www.rosememoriallibrary.org   for selections. 

Call 845.786.2100, ext. 11, to request books and when you arrive for pick up. 

You must wear a mask covering your nose and mouth at all times. 

Continue to check our Facebook page for updates.

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
November 24, 2020: The Suffern Free Library is offering curbside services only until further notice.  All services are available by appointment only, and include include hold pickup, copying, faxing, wireless printing, and notary services.   
 
Curbside Pickup
Monday through Thursday, 10am - 7pm (last building entry for hold pickup only, 6:45pm)
Friday, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, 12 noon to 5pm
Sunday, Closed
 
Drive-up Book Drop Hours
Monday through Thursday, 7am - 7pm
Friday, 7am - 5pm
Saturday, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, Closed
 
 
SUNSHINE HALL FREE LIBRARY
 
Eldred is open to the public Tuesday-Friday 12:00-4:00 and Saturday 10:00-3:00. Library visits are limited to ½ an hour once a day. A maximum of 7 people allowed in at a time. No admittance without a face covering. Curbside pickup is also available for those who prefer it. Bookdrop is open.
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
Middletown Thrall Library will be reverting to curbside service only
beginning Friday, November 20, 2020 until further notice. This is due to
the recent increase in COVID 19 cases in our area.
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Please see following link for details:
https://www.thrall.org/docs/LibraryServicesAugust2020.pdf
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
 
Curbside services are available for those who prefer them. Browsers, those who need to use the copier, and all others are welcome inside the building during regular business hours. Appointments are required for use of the public access computers.
WEST NYACK FREE LIBRARY
June 8:  Bookdrop now open for returns only
Open for browsing 20 minuntes, computer usage 30 minutes.
Curbside pickup by appointment. Please call 845 358-6081 for assistance.
WESTERN SULLIVAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
 
Browsing, computer/wi-fi use, and essential services.  Newspapers are available for reading in-house with gloves.  Book drop is open for all returns.  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.