Welcome to RCLS

Picture of RCLS Van Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS), working cooperatively with its member libraries, provides  coordinated services, guidance,training, support and leadership to member library trustees and staff to sustain their effort to be responsive, proactive, vital community institutions that meet the changing needs of their users in Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and southern Ulster counties.

Since 1959, RCLS has been working in cooperation with member libraries to help raise awareness about library services and to work to eliminate barriers to library access and use.

 Why we need your help

Digital Downloads more »

Audiobooks To access digital materials at Ramapo Catskill Library System, you will need:
1) A valid library card
2) Access to the Internet
3) Free software for the computer and/or device on which you wish to use the material you download from this site.

For more information, or to search for downloadable content, go to http://efiles.rcls.org

Advocacy more »

Library of Congress Read campaign

Member Library: Pearl River Public Library more »

Pearl River Public Library Pearl River Public Library The Pearl River Public Library, located in Pearl River, NY, is chartered to serve residents of the Pearl River School District.

Click here to visit their site.

Upcoming Events & News

Minecraft Challenge - Goshen Public Library

For more info on the contest, visit the Minecraft Challenge Libguide

System Orientation

On Wednesday, October 8 starting at 10 a.m., RCLS staff will conduct a tour of System headquarters. Any member library's staff, trustees, volunteers or Friends are invited to attend. You will meet with the RCLS director and the various department heads to get a total picture of the services offered to member libraries. Register today to attend by using the RCLS Calendar.


NYLTONew York Library Trustees Online (NYLTO) has essential tools and resources for today's public library Trustees. Trustees ask your library Director how you can register.

RCLS Board Meeting

RCLS Board Gavel

The next meeting of the RCLS Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the System Headquarters. Directors, trustees, staff and Friends as well as the public are welcome to attend. To view the materials for this meeting, click on About RCLS, RCLS Board and Next Board Meeting.