The library, book drop, and drive-thru window are closed until further notice. FAQ

Digital Collections

Find Your Next Read

  • NoveList: find books based on specific appeal factors or on other books you’ve loved
  • NextReads: Let us know what you like to read and we’ll deliver recommendations to your inbox
  • Staff Picks: New items, bestsellers, award winners, genre/subject recommendations, and more!
  • Booklist: Book review site for librarians, temporarily free for everyone.

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Library News

We’re Closed, But Our Virtual Doors Remain Open! 

We’re Closed, But Our Virtual Doors Remain Open! 

To better serve our community, we’ve temporarily relaxed online lending restrictions and expanded access to our digital resources to serve more patrons while providing a variety of content - worry-free! We offer e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, streaming videos and...

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New Digital Collections: Tumblebooks

New Digital Collections: Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks is a digital media service which enables patrons to borrow a selection of e-books and e-audiobooks with no wait times!  Enjoy content on your computer or mobile device.E-books for Kids K-6Math E-books for Kids K-6E-books for Grades 7-12Audiobooks for All...

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AARP TaxAide Suspends Services

AARP TaxAide Suspends Services

AARP TaxAide has suspended their services indefinitely. Please do not come to the library for your appointment. For more information, call TaxAide at 1-888-227-7669 or visit the AARP TaxAide website.

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We’re Closed, But Our Virtual Doors Remain Open! 

Library Closed and Drive-Thru Window Services Suspended

In order to keep our staff and patrons safe during this time, the East Greenbush Community Library building is closed to the public until further notice. The book drop and drive-thru window services have been suspended until further notice. Library materials that are...

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Closure FAQ

Are there any library resources I can use while libraries are closed?

Yes!  We have a variety of online content, and the available services are all listed on our home page:

What if my items are due? Will I accrue late fees?

The due dates for all checked-out circulating materials will be extended until after we reopen. No late fees should accrue on materials that were originally due during the closure period.  Any fines/fees accrued before the closure will remain on the account until paid.

Can I drop off my materials in the book drop?

The drive-thru and book drop are also closed during this time period.

What if some of my holds are ready for pick up?

Holds that are listed as ready for pick-up will be held at the library until we reopen. Please disregard the pick-up-by date listed in your account.

Can I place new holds through the catalog?

Yes. Staff are unable to process holds on items while we are closed. A backlog will build up, but we are allowing you to continue to place holds, and we ask for your patience after we reopen while we do our best to clear the backlog and deliver your requested items as soon as we can. However, you can still access and place holds on downloadable ebooks and audiobooks through the catalog, directly through OverDrive, or with the Libby app.

Can I still apply for a library card?

Yes. You can register online to get a temporary barcode that will give you access to almost all digital resources, including e-books, audiobooks, databases, and more. When we reopen, new applicants can visit the library to obtain and validate their physical library card.  If you want to use Hoopla and need to prove your residency with the temporary barcode, please contact us at for instructions to do so.

My library card is about to expire. How can I renew?

All accounts nearing their expiration dates during our closure have been renewed until July 1 of this year.

I have a question about my account. Is there anyone who can help me?

If you have any questions about your account or how to access digital resources please email us at