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COVID 19 Library Openings/Closings: Home

RCLS Library openings/closing schedule


 

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  (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.

CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Chester has returned to regular hours of business:

Monday-Thursday 10am to 8pm

Friday –Saturday 10am to 5pm

Sunday 12-4pm

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

CORNWALL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Monday: 9am-8pm
Tuesday: 9am-8pm
Wednesday: 9am-8pm
Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm
Sunday: 1-4pm

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

Regular hours have resumed.
Curbside hours - Mondays  10:30a - 1:30p, Tuesdays & Thursdays  10a - 6p, Weds & Fridays  10a - 4p

ELLENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY & MUSEUM

EPL&M is open for regular library service. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status for all visitors ages 2 and up in keeping with the New York State mask mandate. Curbside pickup is available for those not comfortable entering the library. Call 845-647-5530 for more information.

 

ETHELBERT B. CRAWFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Monday & Thursday 9:30 – 7:00 Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 9:30 – 6:00 Saturday 10:00 – 4:00

Curbside Pick Up Service still available. Study Room available: 1st come first serve, 1hr /day, plus four 15 minute extensions. Sign in & out required. Masks and social distancing are required by all visitors 2 yrs.-old and up.

FALLSBURG LIBRARY

 

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: 9:30-4:00
Tuesday: 10:00-6:00
Wednesday: 10:00-6:00
Thursday: 9:30-4:00
Friday: 9:30-4:00
Saturday: CLOSED

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 requesting visitors to limit their time to one hour in the building.  Computers are available in one-hour time slots. 
MASK ARE REQUIRED. 
You may still make appointment to use our Window.
FLORIDA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Florida has returned to regular hours of business. Items may now be returned inside the library. The book return will be closed when the library is open. 

All entrances are open and all services are available. Check out our online calendar at:

https://www.floridapubliclibrary.org/calendar to view upcoming in-person and virtual programs for kids, adults, and families.

GARDINER LIBRARY

 

Monday through Thursday 9:00-8:00

Friday 10:00-6:00

Saturday 9:00-5:00

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

GOSHEN PUBLIC LIBRARY and HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

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

 

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  Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10am - 8pm; Friday, 10am - 6pm; Saturday, 10am - 2 pm. Face masks are required to enter the building. Sanitizing stations are located at all entrances. Curbside is also available.
LIBERTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

We are now open in our newly expanded and remodeled building at 189 North Main Street in Liberty. Borrow books, movies, books on CD, magazines, and more!  We have programs for all ages, as well as copying, faxing, and scanning services.  Questions?  Call us at 845-292-6070.

Hours: Mon/Weds/Fri 10 am - 5 pm; Tues/Thurs 10 am - 6:30 pm; Sat. 10 am - 4pm.

LIVINGSTON MANOR FREE LIBRARY Monday 10 - 4
Tuesday 10 - 4
Wednesday 10 - 5
Thursday 10 - 5
Friday 10 - 4
Saturday 10 - 1

Closed Sunday Masks and social distancing are required for visitors and staff.
MAMAKATING LIBRARY Open with masks required:
  • Monday 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 7pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 5pm
  • Thursday 10am - 7pm
  • Friday 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
Check mamakatinglibrary.org for more information
MOFFAT LIBRARY OF WASHINGTONVILLE

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

  • 1 hour Visits & browsing
  • 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
  • 1 hour 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
Monday - Friday  10 t0 12
                                 1 to 4
The  first and third Saturday of each month  10-12
We have 20 minute library visits and also offer curbside.

Call for further information (845) 457-5616.

NANUET PUBLIC LIBRARY Masks required for all individuals over age 2, regardless of vaccination status. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others whenever possible. For those who cannot tolerate a mask, the Library offers the reasonable accommodations of curbside pickup of materials, curbside pickup of remote print jobs, reference services by phone, and online programs. Hours Monday - Thursday: 10am - 9pm Friday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm *Sunday: 12pm - 5pm *Closed Sundays in Summer Curbside pickup is still available as an option for all. Limited computers and reduced seating are available on a first come, first serve basis. Visit our website for further details: https://nanuetpubliclibrary.org/covid-19/
NEW CITY FREE LIBRARY
  • Masks are required as per NYS Department of Health guidelines
  • Curbside-only service starts 1/31/22 during library move to temp location.  Please call 634-4997 x125 for adult and teen materials and x121 for childrens'.  Call x124 when you arrive for pickup.
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
Monday-Thursday 11am - 6:30 pm
Friday 11 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 11am - 2:30 pm
Sunday 11am - 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

  • Sunday from 12:30 to 5:00;
  • Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm;
  • Friday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm; and
  • Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

 

PALISADES FREE LIBRARY
Monday - Thursday 11am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

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--come on in!
  • Masks are REQUIRED for all persons over age two (2) entering the library
  • No more than 6 children are allowed in the Children's Room at one time
  • Programming will be virtual for the month of January
  • Please make use of the hand sanitizer available throughout the building
Check out 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 give us a call to pick up. You can also ask a librarian questions by phone, or email. Remember, you can also use the Library remotely, anywhere and anytime!

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 your name and number and we'll return your call the next day!

PINE BUSH AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Main Library:Mon, Tuesday., Thurs., Friday 9:30 to 5pm.  Wed. 9:30 to 6 pm.Sat. 10 -2 pm
Community Room:  Mon-Fri. 9:30 - 4 pm. Sat. 10 - 2 pm.

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
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday:   10 - 12 & 1 - 3.
Friday: 2 -5
Closed Monday, Wednesday & Sunday.
Curbside always

 

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

SLOATSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY

Jan 11, 2022:  Sloatsburg is back open for curbside only for the rest of the week. Hours for today are 12-6 and tomorrow 1-6.  Hours for Thursday and Friday will be determined soon. 

  • 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 January 1, 2022

Suffern Free Library is open to the public for all regular services at this time.  All visitors over the age of 2 and regardless of vaccination status must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose at all times when in the library.

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
Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am - 3pm
Properly fitting face masks must be worn at all times. 
Please check our website for updates: www.tappanlibrary.org
845.359.3877
THRALL PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRCIT OF MIDDLETOWN

As of August 2, 2021: masks are required at all times regardless of vaccination status when visting the library.
Curbside, computer, and other services are available until 15 minutes before closing time.

"Full Services" (below) means "Curbside delivery, Reference services, browsing collections in person, and accessing computers, faxing, and copiers."

Monday                                 9 AM - 6 PM    * Full Services
Tues., Wed., Thurs               9 AM - 8 PM    * Full Services
Friday                                    9 AM - 6 PM    * Full Services
Saturday                               10 AM - 5 PM  * Full Services
Sunday                                  CLOSED

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
  • Masks required for all regardless of vaccination status
  • no in-building time limits
  • curbside will continue to be offered
  • Internet use for children and adults extended to 60 minutes
  • materials may be returned at the circulation desk
  • In-person programs and room reservations have been suspended through March 20
  • Visit www.valleycottagelibrary.org
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WALLKILL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Monday  10:00 am - 6:00 pm  
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Wednesday  10:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Friday  10:00 am - 6:00 pm  
Saturday  10:00 am - 2:00 pm  
Sunday  Closed  

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

Open for normal hours, no restrictions except everyone must wear a face mask. Curbside Pick Up is still available