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.

Support Your Library

The Value of Your Library

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What is your library worth to you? What would your out-of-pocket expenses be for the services you receive at your public library. Try the Library Use Value Calculator and find out.

Gifts to the Library

The Schenectady County Public Library's Gift and Memorial Fund allows individuals, families and groups to contribute financially in honor or memory of a loved one. This is a wonderful way to commemorate those who have passed on; to celebrate special occasions; or to recognize friends, relatives, and colleagues. Monetary gifts help build and expand the Library's collections and benefit the entire community. Donations can be directed to the branch of your choice. Download the Gift and Memorial Fund Contribution form. Please be sure to make checks payable to Trustees, SCPL.
For more information, contact Jan Martin at 388.4544 or

Become a Friend

The Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library was organized in 1966 to enhance and support Library programs through donations of both time and money. By becoming a Friend of the Library, your annual membership contribution will help fund a variety of free public programs, and will also support staff training and workshops.

Book Donations

The Library accepts donations of books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, records and magazines. These items are added to the collection as needed or processed by the Friends of Library for sale at the Whitney Book Corner or at the semi-annual book sales. Profits from these sales help support collection development, library programming and staff development.
Donation Guidelines

Speak Out for Libraries

Let your voice be heard and tell others how important library services are to you.
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