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Stage Four Services
Curbside service only from 11/28 - 12/11
Reopening Plan Here.

Patrons allowed inside the building for 20 minute blocks
(6 patrons at one time)

Tuesdays 12 - 8 PM
Thursdays 12 - 8 PM
Fridays through Sundays 12 - 4 PM

Curbside service and pick-up window still available during regular library hours

Computers available to use in the community room by appointment. Walk-ins welcome if computer is available
(3 computers are set up on separate tables with sneeze guards approx. 15 feet
apart from each other)

"Quick" print jobs can be done inside the library any time

All items quarantined for 6 days when returned

"Essential services" - printing, photocopying, scanning and faxing available via curbside assistance or inside the library (NO appointment necessary)

Home-bound delivery/pick up 

(click here for more information)

Holds on all items system-wide now open
Virtual "Ask a Librarian" with Amy Cote
Wednesdays  4 - 8:00 PM by appointment (email Amy at

Used books and movies for sale in lobby and outside vestibule
(used book donations will be accepted the 1st and 3rd weekends of each month;
up to 3 boxes or 4 bags per family, per weekend can be dropped off; no magazines, textbooks, or reference books;
only items in good condition accepted)

Gardiner Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Gardiner Library is to provide materials and services to meet the educational, cultural, and social needs of our growing community.  The library facilitates personal and professional enrichment, internet access, and provides a center for community activities.  In particular, the Gardiner Library recognizes its responsibility to encourage the love of reading in Gardiner's children, and by so doing, help foster their development into literate, informed citizens.

The Gardiner Library is a public entity chartered by the New York State Board of Regents to provide library services for the Town of Gardiner. To access New York State Education Law which governs New York State Libraries, click

Please note that some of the services below have been suspended because of COVID-19.

FAQ Answers
What do I need to get a library card?
We serve people who pay taxes to support the library. Proof of residence is required. We also issue cards to people who work or do business in Gardiner. Due to COVID-19 we will issue library cards remotely. Please email Nicole at to apply for a library card or visit the library during regular hours to apply in person (through the pick-up window or inside the library). See our policy for more details.

Do you have WiFi available?
WiFi is available to use in our parking lot, outdoor patio and stage.
Directions to access are posted on the library doors.

Three library laptops are also available to use in the community room by appointment, or for walk-ins if available. Computers can be used for up to 90 minutes. Laptops are set up on individual tables approx. 15 feet apart with sneeze guards. Masks must be worn at all times. Computers and tables are disinfected after each use. Visitors as well as cardholders are welcome to use this service.

Can I print from the computers? "Essential services" are available during regular hours. Staff can assist you curbside or inside the library. Printing from the library computers is available.
If you wish to print from your laptop or device, you will probably need to download the drivers for our printers.

Can I make photocopies and send faxes at the library? "Essential services" are available via curbside assistance or in the library.
Photocopies are.20 per page (.10/pg if 10 or more copies); faxing is $1 per page for receiving or sending.

How long can I borrow materials?
Books, audiobooks, and music CDs are loaned for three weeks. DVDs and magazines are loaned for one week. Patrons may borrow 3 DVDs at a time. Items from other libraries are subject to our loan policies.

Do you have a card catalog and how can I use it?
Yes and no! We no longer have a physical card catalog, but you can search for library materials from any computer in the library. We also have a dedicated computer for searching the catalog. A huge benefit of this online catalog is you can search the catalog through the library website from home. Click on "Search the Catalog" on the upper right hand corner of this page.  If you have trouble, ask a staff member or give us a call. 

How do I order items from other libraries?
Click on "Search the Catalog" on the upper right hand corner of this page. Type the title in the search box at the top of that page. Click on the item you'd like to order, then click on the blue "Place Hold" box. Enter your library card number and pin.
If you have trouble, you can ask at the library circulation desk or phone a staff member. We will gladly walk you through it over the phone.

Do you have story time and other programs for children and teens?
Yes! To learn more, please click here.

Are there fun, educational things I can access from my home computer for my kids?
Go to the Kids/Teens Remote Learning/Entertainment page to access lots of fun and educational programs.

Do you have a community room? Currently all programs in the community room are suspended. The library is offering virtual programming. Go to the calendar to learn more.
Yes. It's a busy place.
For events please click here. Activities / Events
For the community room policy please click here. Community Room Policy and Application

Can outside groups use the community room? Can individuals rent it out? Currently the community room is not available for programming.
Non profits can use the room. Events should be open to the public. We currently rent the community room out for birthday parties for kids under 10 years old. The room is also
available for the purpose of non-commercial private events with prior approval from the library director.
Click here for more information. Community Room Policy and Application

Does the Gardiner Library have magazines? newspapers?
Currently our magazines and newspapers are not available. We subscribe to over 15 magazines, which can be borrowed for one week.  Past issues of hundreds of magazines are available to read online at read newspapers and magazines.  We also subscribe to the New Paltz Times, Bluestone Press, Wallkill Times, Times Herlad Record, Shawangunk Journal and the New York Times which may be read in the library or online at read newspapers and magazines.

Can I get books electronically?
Use the Books/Audio/Digital tab on the top of the webpage or to download ebooks and audiobooks go to Overdrive.

Can you recommend some genealogy resources?
Go to Heritage Quest Genealogy Materials or History and Genealogy.

Can I borrow music from the library?
We have over 1000 music CDs in our collection.  Styles of music range from Bach to Bob Dylan, from Jazz and Latin to World music and beyond.  We have a collection of Children's music in the Children's section. If we do not have the music you are looking for at the library we can order CDs from other libraries in the RCLS system (we welcome donations of CDs for our growing collection).

Do you have large print material?
The Large Print books are located on the West wall at the end of the adult fiction.  Large Print editions of many books can also be borrowed from other libraries in the RCLS system.

Do you have any career services?
We have a number of books about careers, resumes, cover letters and interviewing in our collection.  Our computers are also available for searching "help wanted" websites, completing online applications and printing resumes and cover letters (free of charge).

Other career services can be found here: Web Resources

Where can I find the new releases and bestsellers?
As you walk into the main library you will see all the new adult items displayed to your left. The shelving to the left of the doors as you enter features new fiction, biography, nonfiction, movies and audiobooks. Bestsellers are not in a separate section.  We order new books once a month. Go to suggest a book to make a request or suggestion.