Whether you're researching your family history, trying to solve a problem for your small business, writing an academic paper, or simply satisfying your own burning curiosity, the library is ready and willing to assist you. While many libraries are getting rid of their reference desks, we've just installed a brand new one. Our reference librarians can help with any question, whether it's a simple fact you need or an overview on a complicated subject.
“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” ― Neil Gaiman
We have a variety of databases for your use, each with one specialty or another, filled with a wealth of information that could help you in your personal research projects. Many of these databases allow you to access them from your home, provided that you have your library card number, but a certain few only allow access from our computers here at the library. Most of the databases contain search tips and tutorials to help you find what you need, but, as always, you're welcome to reach out to one of our librarians and tap into their expertise.
When you're preparing to take any kind of high-stakes test, or just studying to ace next week's math quiz, the library is an excellent place to do it. We have a collection of CliffsNotes, books of sample college application essays, and our reference and nonfiction collections are at your disposal. When you're armed with the world's knowledge, nothing can hinder your learning momentum.
We also have a collection of test-specific preparation books includng:
We have a special local history section in our reference wing, covering the history of both Blauvelt and Rockland County.
We are also a public repository for certain government document including the environmental hazard documentation for:
- Sithe Torne Valley
- Ramapo Electric Project