Contact the Schoharie Free Library?
- Phone & Fax: (518) 295-7127
- 103 Knower Avenue, P.O. Box 519, Schoharie, NY 12157-0519
Find the Library?
- I-88 to Exit 23
- Rt. 30A to Rt. 30
- Rt. 30 to Schoharie (Main Street)
- Main Street to Bridge Street
- 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
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
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 http://netlibrary.sals.edu
After creating your account, you can log onto www.netlibrary.org
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
Some (but NOT all) titles of NetLibrary downloadable e-audiobooks
now work with iPod-brand MP3 players. Check each desired title for
Borrow a book from another library not in the MVLS/SALS
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
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