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Keeping Your Library Disinfected

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The East Greenbush Community Library cares about your health and safety. We are cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing the library to keep everyone safe from viruses, including coronavirus (COVID-19).  We are providing you with health and safety information for each of the products we use and the areas where we are using the product. While these products clean and disinfect, they may also contain allergens or irritants. Click on the (PDF) to read the Safety Data Sheet for each product.

Alphabetical List of Products

  • Ajax Powder Cleanser with Bleach (PDF): Kitchen
  • Ajax Ultra Super Degreaser Lemon: (PDF): Kitchen
  • Big D Concentrated Room Deodorant (PDF): Bathrooms
  • Brighton Professional Lemon DC Plus Disinfectant Cleaner, Lemon Scent (PDF​): Floors, Surfaces
  • Clario Pink Lotion Skin Cleanser (PDF): Bathroom, Kitchen
  • CRC HydroForce Glass Cleaner (PDF): Glass, Windows
  • Febreze Fabric Extra Strength (PDF): Furniture
  • FOLEX Instant Carpet Spot Remover (PDF): Carpets
  • Lysol Disinfecting Wipes (PDF): Computer keyboards & mice; Door knobs
  • Lysol Power Toilet Bowl Cleaner (PDF): Bathroom
  • Mountain Falls Advanced Hand Sanitizer (PDF): Service Desks
  • Perk Say Hello Hand Sanitizer (PDF):  Service desks
  • PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel (PDF): Public Dispensers
  • PURTABS – sanitizing solution for electrostatic sprayers (PDF): Surfaces
  • Simple Green Industrial Cleaner and Degreaser (PDF): Floors, Surfaces
  • Spray Away Glass Cleaner (PDF): Glass, Windows
  • Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish Aerosol (PDF): Bathroom
  • ZEP Antibacterial Disinfectant & Cleaner with Lemon (PDF):  Floors, Surfaces
  • ZEP Foaming Wall Cleaner (PDF): Carpets
SubjectEast Greenbush CardUHLS CardUHLS MyCard
Library Card RegistrationFree to any individual who resides or pays taxes in the East Greenbush Community Library taxing district or Town of Schodack. Cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Free to any individual who volunteers or works at the EGRN Library. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Free to partner educational agencies with verified employment. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Those that live outside the UHLS area may purchase a temporary card at the price established by our Table of Fines and Fees. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

Free to residents residing in a community served by a UHLS library.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

The UHLS MyCard is a fine-free, limited-access library card for youth. It is intended to address multiple barriers to serving youth and families, including:

  • Barriers to access related to fines (e.g. computer access, checking out materials)
  • Parents not present for a child’s library card registration
  • Previous fines on a child’s card

Free for youth residing in a community served by a UHLS library.Applicants 18 and under who are applying for a limited use, UHLS Youth Only MyCard, need to provide name, address, and date of birth.UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.Youth ages birth to 18 can register unaccompanied, or with the help of a caregiver or relative who is not the child’s parent/guardian.This card may be used at all UHLS Libraries except for the Colonie Town Library.

Card blocked at $10 or more in replacement costs.

No fines for late items

Limits on # of Materials BorrowedUnlimited checkoutsUnlimited checkoutsLimited total items: Can only have 3 items checked out on their card at a time
Types of ItemsAll eligible item types.All eligible item types except Museum Passes, ILL, and Hot off the Press. Active paid members of the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library have access to all lending collections.Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Databases/Digital ContentEGRN and UHLS subscription databases and digital contentUHLS subscription databases and digital contentOnly items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Interlibrary LoanNationwideUHLS LibrariesUHLS Libraries
Program RegistrationUnlimited except by limited program capacityPreference given to resident cardholdersPreference given to resident cardholders

Notary

A notary is available during some of the hours the library is open. Please call ahead to ensure availability.

Accessibility Services

Vision

Large print books and audiobooks are available for those who find conventional print too small to read easily.

Low-vision equipment is available for magnification of print materials. Inquire at the Reference Desk.

The NYS Library maintains a free Talking Book and Braille Library service for qualified patrons.

Hearing

Assistive listening devices are available upon request for events held in the large meeting room.

Printing

Printing costs 15¢ per page for single-sided black & white, 30¢ per page for double-sided black & white and 50¢ per page for color. Wireless printing is also available in or to the library from any location, using any device. More info

Copy/Scan/Fax

A self-service color photocopier is available for public use, located outside the children’s room. The charge is $.15 per side for black & white copies and $.50 per side for color copies. Duplexing (double-sided) is available for both color and B&W.

The copier also has the ability to scan color or black & white to an email account. There is no charge to scan documents.

Sending a fax costs $1 per page.

Drive-thru

All materials, excluding “Stories to Go” kits, Library of Things items, and technology items, may be returned in the drive-thru book drop any time. Did you know you can set the drive-thru or checkout desk as your default pickup location?  Find out more