Local Author Collection

The Local Author Collection features fiction and non-fiction works for adults and children, authored by residents of Rensselaer and Albany Counties. New materials are added regularly. Come browse the collection, check out an item, and support our local writers! Materials in the Local Author Collection may be checked out for 28 days and are eligible for renewal.  Donations to the collection are welcomed (see Guidelines for Local Author Collection below).

Bingo City
Father of Noise
Cool Mom on the Hot Seat
Second Career Volunteer
Hudson River Steamboat Catastrophes
Saving Eagle Mitch
Mouse Tales and Other Assorted Stories
Bee Bee
Tastes Like Murder
Weddings, Wakes,
Reflection
The Public Side of Representation
Who Killed Hazel Drew
Yiddische yoga : oysanas for every generation



Guidelines for Local Author Collection

Local Author Collection

This collection is to provide access/exposure for local authors of Rensselaer and Albany Counties who have self-published or have been published by a small local press and would not be acquired through the traditional Materials Selection Procedure.

Items must be bound suitable for Library usage, have an ISBN and a minimal amount of metadata for processing.

This is primarily a donated collection.  All items will be reviewed and must adhere to the Library’s Collection Management Policy.   Those books deemed not eligible for the collection can be retrieved by the author.

The Library reserves the right to purchase additional copies of donations.

The Library reserves the right to remove titles according to our normal collection management procedures.

3/18/2014

Subject East Greenbush Card UHLS Card UHLS MyCard
Library Card Registration Free 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 Borrowed Unlimited checkouts Unlimited checkouts Limited total items: Can only have 3 items checked out on their card at a time
Types of Items All 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 Content EGRN and UHLS subscription databases and digital content UHLS subscription databases and digital content Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Interlibrary Loan Nationwide UHLS Libraries UHLS Libraries
Program Registration Unlimited except by limited program capacity Preference given to resident cardholders Preference given to resident cardholders