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.

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

Exhibit Space

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

Notary

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

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.*

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

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

English for New Learners

An English for Speakers of Other Languages course has historically been offered by Questar III BOCES here in the library. The class is currently suspended due to the pandemic.

More resources on our English for New Learners page.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Virtual Events

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

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.