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

Virtual Events

In response to the pandemic, the library started to offer virtual events. View our virtual events calendar.

Digital Collections

The library offers streaming video and music, downloadable e-books, audiobooks, and magazines, and subscription websites including the Times Union and Consumer reports.

Visit our Digital Library page for more information.

Technology Help

In addition to occasional tech help drop-in events, the library offers individual instruction through our Book a Librarian program.

Visit our Technology Help page for links to more resources, including Tech Tips, the library's technology blog.

Books with Wheels

Monthly delivery service for homebound East Greenbush residents who are temporarily or permanently unable to visit the library in person. Apply now or get more info.

Mobile Hotspots

The East Greenbush Community Library provides mobile hotspots for checkout to East Greenbush/Schodack resident patrons for use with their personal wireless devices.  A mobile hotspot is a small, portable device you can use to connect a wireless enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet to the Internet.  Users are subject to the library’s Internet Use Policy where applicable. This service is being offered in response to the limited internet availability at the library due to the pandemic and may only be available for a limited time. More info

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

Free Wi-Fi

Anyone with a wireless device is welcome to use our wireless network, provided they agree to our Internet Policy when logging in. There is no time limit for usage. Service is available in the library and its parking lot. Please use discretion when using the library’s wireless network, as it is unsecured. Headphones must be used with wireless devices in the library, and they are available for purchase at the Circulation Desk. Wireless printing is also available.

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.

Computers

The library maintains public desktop computers for patron use. Each patron is entitled to 2.5 hours of computer use per day. Guest passes are available for non-cardholders with picture ID. A guest pass is good for 30 minutes of computer time is a single day.

Laptops are also available for checkout to East Greenbush/Schodack residents. This policy temporarily supersedes our existing laptop lending policy due to library capacity restrictions during the pandemic.  Policy

Users of either must abide by the library’s Internet Use Policy.

More Info

Device Chargers

The library has three ChargeTech device charging stations in the library. The devices have attached cords for most types of devices. They also have USB and standard electrical inputs if you have your own cord or want to plug in a laptop, camera, or other device. Please do not leave your device unattended while it is charging.

Voting Info

Registration and Absentee Ballot Applications & other voting information are available in the library. General election information: Voters Guide is available at: https://www.lwv.org/ by courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County.

Book a Librarian

In addition to occasional computer classes, we offer 1:1 appointments to East Greenbush/Schodack resident cardholders. Schedule a 30 or 60 minute appointment with a librarian for assistance or training. More info

Note: This service has been suspended due to the pandemic.

English for New Learners

An English for Speakers of Other Languages course is held at the library and taught by Questar III staff. Find more information about the class and other resources on our English for New Learners page.

Employment Assistance

The library hosts programs for job seekers including resume building and interview skills, as well as provides access to print and online resources. More info

Museum Passes

Various museum passes are available to check out, up to 3 days, to nearby museums. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and non-requestable. Available to East Greenbush/Schodack residents and current Friends of the East Greenbush Library only.  More info

Interlibrary Loan

East Greenbush/Schodack residents may request materials that are not owned by the Upper Hudson Library System. More info

*Please check the catalog first to see if UHLS owns the item.*

Notary

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

Exhibit Space

Exhibit spaces can be reserved by local artists and organizations. More info

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

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.

Meeting Rooms

The library has meeting rooms that can be reserved for public use. See the full policy or reserve a room.

Interested in events the library is presenting?  Check out our events calendar.