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Ramapo Catskill Library System, working cooperatively with member libraries, provides coordinated services, guidance, training, support and leadership to member libraries to sustain their effort to be responsive, proactive, vital community institutions that meet the changing needs of their users in Orange, Rockland, Su

NYLA Library Advocacy Day 2016

Save the date—Wednesday, March 2—to join RCLS supporters—Trustees, staff, Friends and Champions—in advocating for library funding in Albany.  On this day we journey to the offices of NYS Senators and Assemblypeople to make the case for system and local library funding from the State.  It is crucial to have as many people present as possible to show support.  Won’t YOU join us?

Assembly Hearing on Library Funding

Claudia Depkin, Chair of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries (RAC) has announced that a video recording of the Friday, November 6, 2015 Assembly Standing Committee on Libraries and Education Technology Public Hearing on library funding is available on the New York State Library website.  Also available on the Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision Web page are copies of wr

Patron Login via RCLS Member Library Catalogs

Patrons of RCLS member libraries who wish to check their library account, renew items, search, and place holds should use their home library's catalog site. To navigate to those sites, click on the "Our Libraries" button on the menu above; then select the town of your local library. The towns are organized alphabetically within each county that RCLS serves.

RCLS Board Meeting

Board GavelThe next meeting of the RCLS Board of Trustees will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the System Headquarters. Directors, trustees, staff and Friends as well as the public are welcome to attend.

Digital Downloads

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. For more information go to


New York Library Trustees Online (NYLTO) has essential tools and resources for today's public library Trustees.

System Orientation

CompassOn Wednesday, February 10, 2016 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.

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