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COVID 19 Library Reopenings





Library Reported Reopening Measures
Curbside pickup continues, and our outdoor bookdrop remains open 24/7 for returns.
The Library building is open to the public, without appointment, Monday 10am-5pm; Tuesday-Thursday 10am-7pm; Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 12pm-5pm for browsing, solo reading/study and access to public computers. Face covering for all age 2+, use of hand sanitizer and social distancing required.  The Library is closed on Sunday.   
  • All services (notary, copies, faxes) are available. Patrons are limited to half an hour

in the building and at the public computers. We are not permitting gatherings of any kind
or onsite programming. We now have a walk-up window should we close to outside

  • traffic, so we can maintain some semblance of ongoing service.
  • Strict 30 minute maximum time limit in the building and on computers
  • www.blauveltfreelibrary.org | 845 359-2811
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.

Drive-up Bookdrop is open 24/7.

Sept 8 the Cornwall Public Library will be open to the public for browsing, by appointment only. In-person visits will be limited to 20 minutes.  Computers will be available for 45-minute appointments, no extensions. All returns should go in the drive-up bookdrop.

Hours open to the public will be M-Th 9-7, Fr 9-5, Sat 9-3, and Sun 1-3.

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

CRAGSMOOR FREE LIBRARY Now open Tuesday, Thursday 10am to 2pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm
Patrons can come in by appointment

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

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

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

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.
The Finkelstein Memorial Library is closed 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 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 through Labor Day, or longer, if necessary. Library fines are suspended through Labor Day. Notary public service is by appointment; printing, photocopying and faxing are available anytime the library is open. 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.

Reopening the Gardiner Library: Stage Four
Expanded Hours:
Tuesdays 12 - 8 PM
Thursdays 12 - 8 PM
Fridays through Sundays 12 - 4 PM
- Holds on all items system-wide opens 9/22
- Laptops available to use in the community room by appointment or walk-in if available.
- Open to six patrons at a time for 20 minute blocks
- All essential services available in library or by curbside service
- Curbside assistance and pick-up window available for all services
- All items continue to be quarantined before reshelved
Contact Nicole at nlane@rcls.org with any questions.
On June 15th Goshen Library opened its outdoor book drop for 24/7 returns.
As of June 22nd we have been offering walkup window services including pickup of reserved books, wireless printing, FAXing, photocopying and library card registrations by schedule for several hours each afternoon.
August 3rd began stage 4 of our re-opening plan which involves public access to the building in limited numbers and for limited periods of time, both on the main level and in the Children’s area.
On September 2nd our hours expanded….Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. closing for the Children’s area), Fridays 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Our walkup window continues to be an option. Masks are required at our walkup window and for entering the building. Gloves are available and required for browsing. Telephone appointments are accepted for public computer use.
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.

Browsing for library materials

Computer use for RCLS cardholders for one 45 minute session per day

Printing - 10 complimentary pages per day, including mobile printing

Copy, scan and fax services

Notary services by appointment, please call (845) 786-3800 x 18

Curbside service

By phone: Main library (845) 786-3800 x 10/Village library (845) 429-3445 x 10

Or 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

  • As of August 11, 2020: 
    * Chromebooks available for INTERNET use (By Appointment) for 30 minute session in front community room of library ——Masks and social distancing required—
  • Curbside Holds Pick UP (By Appointment) for books, DVDs, audiobooks between the hours of 10:30 am- 4:30pm Monday through Friday
  • Document services (faxing, copying, printing) By Appointment 
  • Return all items into Drop Box (to the right of the front doors)
  • Phone calls Mon-Fri (10am-5pm)  Appointments Mon-Fri (10:30am-4:30pm)
  • Updates posted on Library website www.highlandfallslibrary.org and FB & Instagram
  • * Building is still CLOSED to the public
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.

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 As of June 22, Curbside pickup by appt. Book drop open.  Open 7/13 to public by appointment for browsing, computer services, copying, faxing, printing. 845-888-8004
DRIVE-THRU PICK-UP SERVICE AVAILABLE: HOURS: MON-THUR: 10am-8pm; FRI: 10am-6pm; SAT: 10am-5pm & SUN: 12pm-5pm - Drive-Thru Entrance located on Rte 208 between 1st Presbyterian Church & Rte 94
CURBSIDE PICK-UP SERVICE AVAILABLE for pedestrians - CALL LIBRARY when you arrive & wait at the bottom of the ramp near the BOOK DROP)
HOMEBOUND DELIVERY SERVICE RESUMES 8/17/20 - Call LIBRARY for info starting 8/17/20: (845) 496-5483 x 324
NOTARIES, FAXES & PHOTOCOPIES/PRINT-OUTS available BY APPOINTMENT - CALL LIBRARY to schedule. Face coverings are required in the building.
10/13 - Moffat is closed for in-house visits until further notice.
BOOK RETURN OPEN 24/7 - Drop off your library materials anytime.
MONROE FREE LIBRARY All services (notary, copies, faxes) are available. Patrons are limited to half an hour
in the building and at the public computers. We are not permitting gatherings of any kind
or onsite programming. We now have a walk-up window should we close to outside
traffic, so we can maintain some semblance of ongoing service.

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.

We will reopening for limited services and hours beginning Monday, September 14.
Open hours will be:
M - Th: 11am - 7pm
Fri - Sat: 11am - 3pm
Sunday Closed
  • 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.
  • 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.

Special announcement!  Beginning Monday, 9/21, the Newburgh Free Library will reopen for appointment-based library services, including Curbside Pickup and appointments (http://www.newburghlibrary.org/curbside-pickup/)  to use Internet computers and/or copy, print and fax documents!

You can make your appointment at https://www.picktime.com/newburghfreelibrary or by phone: call 845-563-3600 at the Main Library at 124 Grand Street or 845-566-0460 at the Town Branch in the Newburgh Mall.

Before you visit, be advised that we are taking staff and visitors' temperatures.  We require that staff and visitors wear masks at all times in the Library, and maintain 6 feet social distance. We are so excited to see our patrons again, and thank you for your patience as we find ways to provide in-person Library services, while protecting our staff and the public from Covid-19! 

Main Library:
Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays closed
Branch Library:
Monday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays closed
Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Every other Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sundays closed.
No restrooms for public use at this time

Phone Numbers to Call: Main Library: 845-563-3600 Town Branch: 845-566-0460 Reference: 845-563-3625

Open for browsing by appointment. 845-358-3370
Curbside and Email/Phone Services
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 Book drop is open.  Opened for curbside pickup on June 15th. Opened on July 20th by appointment for reference, browsing, copier/bax service and public computer usage.
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 reverting to Curbside Services only beginning 10/14/20.

We're open once more! We're opening our doors to you, our beloved patrons, once again—we missed you! While things will look a little different during your visit, we are happy to offer time slots to browse or use the computer. We recommend making an appointment, and you can do that right here on our website, so you've come to the right spot!

Curbside will continue to be available as well; 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!

Visit our calendar of events for all scheduled programs and activities. Our website has added some new sections as well—take a look around! There's information on things like curbside and reopening, booking your time slot, a Virtual Art Exhibit, and even fun facts about our beautiful town!

We look forward to providing you with reading, watching, and listening materials! Let us know how we can help!

For general information please email info@piermontlibrary.org or call the library at (845) 359-4595. If we're closed, leave us a voicemail with you name and number and we'll return your call the next day!

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 4 Monday  through Friday. Saturday 10 to 2.

Starting September 21, 2020, the Port Jervis Free Library is offering browsing, computer sessions, faxing, and copies by appointment, Monday through Saturday between the hours of 2:30-4:30pm.  In-person visits for browsing and public computer use will be limited to 25-minute appointments. Curbside Service is still being offered to patrons not wishing to enter the building.  Curbside pickup appointments can be made Monday through Friday:  10:10am- 2:10pm and 4:40pm-5:40pm, and Saturday: 10:10am-2:10pm.
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.  Face masks and temperature checks are required to enter 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 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.

Beginning TUESDAY, AUGUST 11th Rose Memorial Library will be open to the public for browsing during select hours! 

Browsing Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 3pm to 8pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 10am to 2pm; Friday & Saturday, 12noon to 4pm. 

We will continue to offer curbside pickup service during the hours the library is closed to public.

Curbside Pickup Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 10am to 3pm; Tuesday & Thursday 2pm to 5pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am to 12noon.

There will be a limit of 12 people (excluding staff) in the building at one time; therefore, patrons may be asked to wait before entering. Masks covering the mouth and nose will be required to be worn at all times while inside the building. Closing time is 15 minutes before the stated hour to allow time to disinfect.

Effective Sunday, September 13th, the Rose Memorial Library will be open from noon to 4pm with Browsing Hours from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.

  • 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.

October 12:  Open for curbside pickup ONLY and will remain with curbside service up to Election Day. We are a polling place and must be available for voting. The head custodian will be here to open for the poll voters. We will be closed on Wednesday November 4th for deep cleaning.  We will go back to curbside on Thursday the 5th.
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
Inside Services Available
Self-service copier and fax machine
Internet computers, 20 minutes per person/day on a first-come, first-served basis
Reference services available at Adult Information Services Desk and Children's Reference Desk.
No seating or meeting rooms available.
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.

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-Wed 10am-8pm

Thurs-Fri 10am-6pm

Sat 11am-3pm

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

8-5-2020 - Curbside pickup and building entrance for up to 30 minutes once per day.
Computers, browsing, fax and photocopying. 
Please see following link for details:
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
- Curbside delivery of pre-ordered items
- Appointment-only browsing is available by calling the circulation desk at 895-3707
- Use of the fax, copier, and computers by appointment only
- Online programming, with material necessary for crafts available for pickup at the 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.
Browsing, computer/wi-fi use, and essential services.  Newspapers are available for reading in-house with gloves. Appointments preferred, but drop-ins are welcome.  Book drop is open for all returns.  Curbside pickup still available.
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.