Schoharie Free Library

How Can I...?


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Contact the Schoharie Free Library?

  • Phone & Fax: (518) 295-7127
  • 103 Knower Avenue, P.O. Box 519, Schoharie, NY 12157-0519

Find the Library?

  1. I-88 to Exit 23
  2. Rt. 30A to Rt. 30
  3. Rt. 30 to Schoharie (Main Street)
  4. Main Street to Bridge Street
  5. Up Bridge Street one block to Knower Avenue; Library is on the corner

Know when the Library is open?

  • Monday: 1-5 & 6-9
  • Tuesday: 10-5
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 1-5 & 6-9
  • Friday: 10-5
  • Saturday: 10-2
  • Sunday: Closed               

   The Library is closed for all federal holidays, Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve.

Borrow books and other materials?
   Books, magazines, CDs, CD-ROMs and audio books may be borrowed for 2 weeks.  Videos  & DVDS may be borrowed by adults only (age 16 and older) for 1 week.  The overdue fine for all materials is 5 cents a day to a maximum of $2.00 per item.  Materials may be renewed in person when the Library is open or 24 hours/day by calling the answering machine at 295-7127.  We will need to know your name and the item(s) you wish to renew.  See below for InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

Get a library card?
   To get a bar-coded library card, fill out an application, which is available at the Circulation Desk.  You will need to show some form of photo ID, such as a valid driver's license.  The card can be used at ALL MVLS/SALS libraries in the eight counties of the joint system.

Make a donation to the Library?
    Make your donation to the Schoharie Free Library, c/o Treasurer Margaret Carballeira or drop it off in person.  The Library is a 501(c)(3) institution and gifts are tax-deductible.

Get library materials if I am homebound?
     We have a Homebound Patrons program that was developed to replace the "Books by Mail" program.  For more information, please contact the Library for an information packet and application.

Send or receive a fax?
The fax machine is part of the phone/answering machine at the Circulation Desk.  The staff will send your fax for you while you wait.  Copy to be sent must be in a condition acceptable to the equipment, so if we have to make a copy, you will be charged for that copy.  Charges are:
Local number - $1.00
International - $5.00 per page
     To receive a fax, use 518-295-7127 as the number.  Please alert the staff you expect an incoming fax.  We will NOT call you when it arrives; it is your responsibility to pick up your fax.  Charge is $1.00/incoming.
     The Library is not responsible for successful receipt by the destination fax, nor for and data or loss of data arising during the use of its fax equipment.

Download free e-audiobooks?
     To create your free account, log onto
After creating your account, you can log onto to download eAudiobooks.
  Cardholders can  use their home computers to choose, download and listen to over 1,800 titles from Recorded Books LLC and NetLibrary.  Each title (up to a total of 10 at any one time) can be "checked out" for 21 days, and renewed as many times as needed - with no overdue fines.  These eAudiobooks can also be synced from the computer to a Windows compatible MP3 player.  Sometime in 2009, it is expected that the company will acquire IPod-compatability,

Some (but NOT all) titles of NetLibrary downloadable e-audiobooks  
now work with iPod-brand MP3 players.  Check each desired title for availability.

Borrow a book from another library not in the MVLS/SALS system?
     You can check to see if anyone owns the item you want by going to the OnLine Databases Page under Library Catalogs and looking in CaDiLaC, etc.  Bring as much information about the item as you can to the Desk and ask to request the item.  DUE TO BUDGET RESTRAINTS, the following now applies:
1.  A fee of $2.75 to cover return postage per package must be authorized before the request will be placed.  The fee will be charged to your account when the item is received at MVLS.
2.  Some libraries charge for ILL and photocopies.  At the time of your request, MVLS asks for how much you are willing to pay for getting the item.  Requests are always sent first to free and low-fee libraries first, but if they can't lend out, then other places will be approached.  These fees will be charged to your account.
3.  New York State Library - generally does not charge.  Will not renew items.