The library, book drop, and drive-thru window are closed until further notice. FAQ

Digital Collections

Find Your Next Read

  • NoveList: find books based on specific appeal factors or on other books you’ve loved
  • NextReads: Let us know what you like to read and we’ll deliver recommendations to your inbox
  • Staff Picks: New items, bestsellers, award winners, genre/subject recommendations, and more!
  • Booklist: Book review site for librarians, temporarily free for everyone.

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Library News

Meeting Room Use Suspended

Meeting Room Use Suspended

In response to the latest news regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), using an abundance of caution and taking our cue from CDC and other health professionals, the East Greenbush Community Library is temporarily suspending all library programs—for all age groups—as well as...

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Meeting Room Use Suspended

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Looking for more information about what the East Greenbush Community Library is doing to prevent spread of COVID-19? We will keep you updated via this page. Check back often. Out of an abundance of caution, all East Greenbush Community Library facilities will be...

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New Streaming Service Has Launched!

New Streaming Service Has Launched!

Hoopla is a digital media service which enables patrons to borrow a selection of movies, television shows, educational/instructional videos, documentaries, music, e-books, e-audiobooks, comics, and graphic novels with no wait times!  Enjoy content on your computer,...

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Find Your Next Read

Find Your Next Read

The library has two great tools to help you find your next read - NextReads: Receive recurring newsletters with suggestions based on your preferences. Fill out this short form to let us know which newsletters you'd like to receive.  To request any title in a...

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Annual Report

Annual Report

2018 Annual Report Great things happen at the library! See our 2018 Annual Report for the highlights.

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Closure FAQ

Are there any library resources I can use while libraries are closed?

Yes!  We have a variety of online content, and the available services are all listed on our home page:  https://eglibrary.org.

What if my items are due? Will I accrue late fees?

The due dates for all checked-out circulating materials will be extended until after we reopen. No late fees should accrue on materials that were originally due during the closure period.  Any fines/fees accrued before the closure will remain on the account until paid.

Can I drop off my materials in the book drop?

The drive-thru and book drop are also closed during this time period.

What if some of my holds are ready for pick up?

Holds that are listed as ready for pick-up will be held at the library until we reopen. Please disregard the pick-up-by date listed in your account.

Can I place new holds through the catalog?

Yes. Staff are unable to process holds on items while we are closed. A backlog will build up, but we are allowing you to continue to place holds, and we ask for your patience after we reopen while we do our best to clear the backlog and deliver your requested items as soon as we can. However, you can still access and place holds on downloadable ebooks and audiobooks through the catalog, directly through OverDrive, or with the Libby app.

Can I still apply for a library card?

Yes. You can register online to get a temporary barcode that will give you access to almost all digital resources, including e-books, audiobooks, databases, and more. When we reopen, new applicants can visit the library to obtain and validate their physical library card.  If you want to use Hoopla and need to prove your residency with the temporary barcode, please contact us at eglibraryinfo@eglibrary.org for instructions to do so.

My library card is about to expire. How can I renew?

All accounts nearing their expiration dates during our closure have been renewed until July 1 of this year.

I have a question about my account. Is there anyone who can help me?

If you have any questions about your account or how to access digital resources please email us at eglibraryinfo@eglibrary.org.