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EG Library Goes Fine Free 1/1/2023

EG Library Goes Fine-Free 1/1/2023! New year, fresh start! As of January 1st, 2023, the East Greenbush Community Library no longer charges extended use fees, also known as overdue or late fines for the majority of items returned past the due date. Patrons are still...

Social Media Policy

Adopted by the Board of Trustees 11/15/2022Social Media Policy PDF The East Greenbush Community Library (Library) uses social media as an important enhancement to communication and information exchange between staff, Library patrons and the community. Social media...

Loan Periods, Fines, and Fees

Loan Periods, Fines, and Fees Skip to non-loan fees Charges for overdue items are added to your account. Unless you pay upon their return, you will be asked to settle the account before transacting any other business, including the use of a computer. Fines are charged...

Request for Reconsideration of Library Material Policy

Amended by the Board of Trustees 6/28/2022Request for Reconsideration Policy PDF Persons who are concerned about the appropriateness of library resources or are unsatisfied with the response from an informal discussion about a title may choose to make a formal request...

Pandemic Response Plan

Approved 3/16/2021 by the Board of Trustees Pandemic Response Plan PDF Introduction This plan has been developed in accordance with the amended New York State Labor Law §27-c and New York State Education Law paragraphs k and l of subdivision 2 of §2801-a (as amended...

COVID-19 Reopening Safely Plan (NYS)

Approved by the Board of Trustees 7/22/21NYS Safety Plan PDF I. People Physical Distancing To ensure employees comply with physical distancing requirements; we agree to do the following: Ensure 6 ft. distance between personnel unless safety or core function of the...

Library Access Policy

Adopted by the Board of Trustees 6/26/95 Library Access Policy PDF Need for a Policy The East Greenbush Community Library has a significant investment in books and equipment to provide library services to the town of East Greenbush. To protect this investment, and at...

Education and Employment Resource Center (Hurr Room) Policy

Approved by the Board of Trustees 7/16/2013 EERC Policy PDF The East Greenbush Community Library has designated the small meeting room previously called “the Literacy Room” as an Education and Employment Resource Center (EERC.) With the exception of Library planned...

Mobile Hotspot Lending Policy

Amended, Library Board of Trustees, September 20, 2022 (replaces COVID temporary policy)Mobile Hotspot Lending Policy PDF The East Greenbush Community Library provides mobile hotspots for checkout to patrons for use with their personal wireless devices. A mobile...

COVID-19 Temporary Laptop Loan Policy

Approved by the Board of Trustees 6/27/2020COVID-19 Temp Laptop Policy PDF This policy temporarily replaces the pre-COVID-19 Laptop Loan Policy. The East Greenbush Community Library will provide laptops for off-premises checkout to East Greenbush and Schodack resident...

Laptop Loan Policy

Amended by the Library Board, September 20, 2022 (replaces COVID temporary policy)Laptop Lending Policy PDF The East Greenbush Community Library will provide laptops for off-premises checkout to resident cardholders with accounts in good standing. Borrowers are...

Rules of Conduct

Adopted by the Board of Trustees 10/3/2011 Rules of Conduct PDF The East Greenbush Community Library seeks to provide quality library service to all patrons.  The following code has been adopted for the convenience of all patrons and for the protection of the rights...

Whistleblower Policy

Adopted by the Board of Trustees 1/20/15Whistleblower Policy PDF The East Greenbush Community Library requires directors, officers, employees, and volunteers to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities....

Video Loans to Juveniles Policy

Amended by the Board of Trustees 2/19/2019Video Loans to Juveniles Policy PDF The East Greenbush Community Library offers a wide variety of videos to satisfy the entertainment and educational needs of the community. Parents and guardians are responsible for monitoring...

Unattended Juveniles Policy

Amended by the Board of Trustees 10/18/2011Unattended Juveniles Policy PDF Need for this Policy: A policy is necessary to address the issue of families using the library as a childcare center and leaving children unattended in the library.  The policy is also...

Tutoring Policy

Adopted by the Board of Trustees 7/16/2013Tutoring Policy PDF In order to provide a safe and open environment where community students may receive tutoring, the Library permits the use of designated portions of the main room for regularly organized and scheduled...

Tobacco and Smoke-Free Policy

Adopted 11/19/2019 by the Board of TrusteesTobacco and Smoke Free Policy Rationale and Goal East Greenbush Community Library desires to provide a healthy, comfortable, and safe environment for employees, patrons, contractors, vendors and visitors. The goal of this...

Teen Space Policy

Adopted 10/16/18 by the Board of TrusteesTeen Space Policy PDF The teen room is intended for middle school and high school age teens during all times when school is not in session. Other individuals are welcome to visit the Teen Room briefly to retrieve books and...

Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy

Adopted 10/16/18 by the Board of TrusteesSexual Harassment Prevention Policy PDF Skip to reporting form The East Greenbush Community Library is committed to maintaining a workplace free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a form of workplace discrimination....

Purchasing Policy

Amended by the Board of Trustees 10/18/2022Purchasing Policy PDF The East Greenbush Community Library establishes this purchasing policy to guide the purchase of goods and services and to comply with the General Municipal Law Section 104-b of the State of New York,...
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

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