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Library Resources & Services

To benefit from all of the library's resources you must have a library card.

What do I need to bring to get a library card?
Photo ID and verification of current address - utility bill, rent receipt, paystub, checking account, car insurance.
Children under 18 need to be signed up by a parent or guardian who possess those items.
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Also see the Library's Circulation Policy.

Onsite

 

Our Collection

Our collection comprises approximately 33,000+ volumes including DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs, large print books, magazines, daily newspapers, ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, children's braille and paperbacks.

Local History

We also have a special collection dedicated to local history. These items include city directories dating back to 1864, high school year books, cemetery records for cemeteries located in Fulton County, and historical atlases.

The Historical Reference Room houses materials on local and New York State history. These items may not be checked out of the library.

NEWSPAPERS

The Library has a large collection of the the Leader-Herald dating back to 1964 on microfilm along with a reader and printer. The printer is a self-service machine and copies are 10¢ per page.

Tax Forms

Income Tax Forms

The NYS Dept of Taxation and Finance no longer mails out tax forms and the Library's selection of forms is limited.

We encourage people to visit both the state and federal agencies online for additional forms: www.nystax.gov 
and www.irs.gov. The Library does have public Internet computers available for accessing these sites.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available. Please see our Meeting Room Use Policy for details.

Museum Passes

The library has passes for free and discounted admission to some wonderful local museums, including the Adirondack Museum, the Arkell Museum, and USS Slater. Discounts and benefits are set by the museum and differ for each.

 

Online

Catalogs

The Gloversville Public Library catalog can be accessed both within the Library and remotely. In addition to viewing the holdings of the Gloversville Public Library, you can browse the collections of 49 libraries and 9 branches in 8 counties.

Catalogs for the public libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System (Albany & Renssealaer counties), the New York State Library & Archives, the Capital District Library Council via CaDiLaC, and the Library of Congress can be accessed online.

Interlibrary Loan

In accordance with individual library policies, you may place requests for materials owned by other libraries and they will be shipped to your home library.

Databases

Library databases are also available both in the Library and remotely. The databases include popular and some scholarly magazines, some full text newspapers, business and career resources, homework help for children, income tax information, health resources, genealogical information, and much more.

eBooks,  eAudiobooks & emagazines

eBooks and eAudiobooks are available for loan through Overdrive. eMagazines are available for loan through RBdigital.

Literacy Resources

Literacy NY - Fulton, Montgomery & Schoharie Counties www.lvasc.org