Here is a quick guide to the status of library services.  Please check back periodically for updated information. Additional information can be found on our home page feature: "Library Services Delivered in Phases beginning June 1st".
 

These Services are Currently Available

Date Available

Service

Contact
June 1, 2020 Curbside Pickup and Home Delivery 845 359-2811
June 1, 2020 Notary 845 359-2811
June 1, 2020 Faxing | Copies
We can't let you in the building just yet, but we can send a fax or make copies for you while you wait | You can also email documents to blv@rcls.org with instructions for faxing or printing to be picked up at your convenience
845-359-2811 or drop into our "Many Happy Returns" slot with a note | Make sure to provide contact information
June 1, 2020 WiFi
You are welcome to use our free WiFi in the parking lot | Service extends a little beyond the building | Please practice safe social distancing
 
June 1, 2020

Virtual Children's Programs Online
FRAN
   Storytime | Wednesdays at 2pm
   Music | Thursdays at 11am

MARYBETH
   Toddler Storytime | Wednesdays at 10:30am
   Fun Storytime  Fridays at 10:30am

Visit our Facebook page to watch and/or register for programs at
https://www.facebook.com/BlauveltFreeLibrary/

Check our online calendar for more information or call 845 359-2811

June 1, 2020 New Library Card | apply online
Proof of residence will be required when the library reopens to the public to ensure your card remains active
https://blauveltfreelibrary.org/new-card-online-form
June 1, 2020 eBooks, Magazines, Databases and more

All our electronic resources are available via our website | Call for help if needed at 845 359-2811

June 1, 2020 Test Proctoring
By appointment with Tonie D'Angelo
845 359-2811
June 1, 2020 Returns
We are accepting all materials from other libraries | They will be quarantined for 7 days before they are returned to their home library | Please drop them in the "Many Happy Returns" slot to the left of the front door
845 359-2811
June 22, 2020 Holds for Blauvelt Items Only Via our website | 845 359-2811

 

Limited Services

Date Available

Service

Contact
June 1, 2020 Holds on Blauvelt Materials
You cannot yet place a hold via our online catalog, but you can call and let us know what you want and we will make it available for curbside pickup or home delivery
845 359-2811
June 1, 2020 Reference Services
Reference librarians are available to answer questions or conduct research, although we cannot physically meet with anyone
 845 359-2811
June 1, 2020 Virtual Adult Programs Online
There are no programs scheduled at the moment, but please contact Barry if you have a program to suggest or present
Ask for Barry at 845 359-2811

 

Not Available at this Time

Date Available

Service

Contact

August 10

 

 

January 2021 

Holds for items from other libraries in our delivery area only)
Includes Orangeburg, Nanuet, Nyack, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Suffern, Tappan, Tuxedo Park

Holds for items from all of the libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System

https://blauveltfreelibrary.org/
Late July (estimate) Walk-up window Ask for Laura at 845 359-2811
Mid to late summer Library building lobby access  
Late 2020 Library building full access, open stacks  
Late summer In-building computer access  
Late 2020 or later Tutoring  
Early 2021 Children and Adult in-house programs

 

 

Other Questions

When will you have a better idea of when various things will become available?
We are basing our phasing on recommendations provided by our library system. Please continue to check back for the most up-to-date available services and timeframes as we continually update this page.

When the building re-opens to patrons, what safety precautions will be in place? What about restrooms?  Social distancing of 6 feet between patrons and/or staff is required. Facemasks must be worn by all patrons except for children under three years of age. Occupancy will be limited to 6 or 7 people per floor (including staff). Plastic shields will be in place at the checkout desk. Facemasks will be made available to patrons who forget theirs, but we prefer that you bring your own. The public restroom on the main floor will be available for patron use and sanitized periodically throughout the day.

Where can I find information about the Coronavirus? There are many reliable online sources including New York State Health, The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and information about New York Testing. Please don't hesitate to ask us CoVid questions, as well, and we will do our best to find what you need.