Library Services

FOR ADULTS, FAMILY & COMMUNITTY:

  • Book collection of over 65,000 titles
  • Friendly and knowledgeable service
  • Over 4000 DVD titles
  • Blu-Ray collection
  • Best Sellers
  • Reference collection
  • Large Print Books
  • Audio Books (disc, tape, downloadable)
  • Music CDs
  • e-books
  • Scrabble club
  • Newspapers, Magazines & periodicals
  • Computers for public use (including Internet)
  • WiFi
  • System wide library card (66 area libraries)
  • Books on Wheels service
  • Automated regional catalog
  • Community events bulletin board
  • Tax forms
  • Monthly electronic newsletter
  • Renewals & requests from home
  • Access to online databases of all sorts (foreign languages, genealogy, periodicals, civil service tests, etc)
  • Use of the Steinberg reading room by community groups suspended during this Covid-19 period until further notice
  • Varied and interesting programs no live programs during Covid-19, only virtual
  • Teen programs & activities virtual only
  • Teen area with computers and more temporarily limited during the Covid-19 period

FOR CHILDREN:

  • Story times for different ages virtual only
  • Reading to Dogs suspended
  • Chess Club suspended
  • Family night films (October-March) on Fridays suspended
  • Special Children’s events
  • Summer Reading Club with prizes virtual for summer 2020
  • Annual Bookmark contest
  • Special performances virtual only for 2020
  • Youth group
  • Pre-teen area & special pre-teen programs

FOR LOCAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY: (Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection)

  • New Paltz newspapers from 1860 to present
  • Public access to online genealogical & historical databases
  • Arcadia books on New Paltz history for sale
  • Genealogies, church, cemetery & Bible records
  • Civil War records, deeds, diaries, district school records, yearbooks and materials from local clubs & organizations
  • Selected family papers dating from the 1700s
  • Fully indexed obituary, birth & marriage records
  • Microform readers
  • Microfilm & microfiche from the LDS genealogical library collection
  • Census records 1790-1930
  • Thousands of photographs, maps and directories relating to the history of New Paltz houses and commercial buildings