Notary services are currently available at the library as follows:
(* Notaries may not always be available during these hours, please call first if possible)
Monday through Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
The library is currently at reduced staff due to convalescing employees. When we are at full staff, notary and library hours will return to normal. We ask your patience in the mean time.
Appointments are preferred -- Ask for Barry Koch
Notary services are also available at most other libraries in South Orangetown. Call Palisades, Piermont, Orangeburg and Tappan Libraries for availability and hours. West Nyack (Clarkstown) Library also has a notary on staff.
At this time, our community room is under renovation. We expect it to be available some time in spring, 2023. It will be available, free for meetings, programs, and other public uses. Availability is judged on a case by case basis. We do not rent it for use by private, for-profit enterprises. Please note that we often use the community room for our own programs, and so the room will be unavailable during certain dates and times. Please call the library to book the room.
Are you physically unable to travel to the library due to illness, age, or disability yet still wish to enjoy our services? If so, you can now receive books via the US Mail at absolutely no cost. We will send requested books to your Blauvelt residence in a postage paid mailing bag. When you are done, just mail them back in the pre-paid bag.
Contact us to sign up and receive more information about the delivery program.
This service is funded, in part, by a generous grant from the Library Association of Rockland County.
Our public computers are equipped with Microsoft's built-in accessibility tools to make their use easier for any patrons who require it. The magnifier option splits the screen in half, and allows users to position a virtual magnifying glass over any part of the screen they wish to see more clearly. The narrator will read aloud the text that appears on the screen, guided by the mouse. Headphones are available at the circulation desk. The on-screen keyboard allows users to select their keyboard characters with the mouse rather than the physical keyboard.
These features can be accessed by clicking the the start menu button (the Windows logo in the lower left), selecting "All Programs" then "Accessories" and finally "Ease of Use." If you need assistance turning these features on, our staff would be happy to help you and teach you how to use it.
NYS Talking Books
The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) lends braille and recorded books to eligible residents of upstate New York. Click here for more information.
What better place for learning than the library? We permit tutoring on the premises anywhere there is an available space. There is no charge to tutors for this service, but we do urge tutor pairs to remain aware of other patrons and respect their need for a quiet space when necessary. As always, our librarians are at your service if an information need presents itself during a tutoring session.