*UPDATED 3/22/21

We have begun resuming our in-person, in-library services as of Monday, March 22.
For details, please see our press release found HERE.

If you have any questions pertaining to the COVID-19 Crisis, please check out our County's Public Health COVID Dashboard.

All reserves can be picked up at the Circulation Desk now.


All of our Book Drops are open for you to return materials 24 hours a day.

  • We WILL NOT be accepting returned materials in person-to-person contact.
  • All returned materials must be placed in a Book Drop.
  • All returned materials enter into a quarantine period for 2-5 days.
  • Returned items will still show on your account until they exit their quarantine period.
  • If you have over due or lost items you will not be allowed to borrow any more, until you pay for or return the lost item(s).

CLICK HERE for our Board of Trustees Plan for Stepped Reopening of our Library System.

The mission of the Schenectady County Public Library is to satisfy our community's educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs by providing free and open access to a comprehensive range of materials, services and programs.