North Greenbush Public Library

Library Closed

In the interest of safeguarding public health, the library is closed until further notice. The library system has extended all due dates. No fines will accrue.

Ebooks are available from the Upper Hudson Library System, and movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV are available from the library via Hoopla.

We will continue to keep you posted here on our website and on our Facebook page. If you have questions, please contact us by email: library@northgreenbushlibrary.org.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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We've have a new digital service! Hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

North Greenbush Public Library provides you 5 instant borrows each month. These digital borrows will reset every month and you can borrow more than one title at a time. Books are available for 21 days, videos are available for 72 hours, and music titles are available for 7 days after you borrow.

Hoopla is available on your desktop, phone, tablet, Alexa devices, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV. Make sure to download the app to take your borrows anywhere. Any questions or issues, email us at library@northgreenbushlibrary.org.

UHLS Online Resources

FlipsterFlipster provides digital access through your library to the magazines you know and love. Read the complete contents of over 60 popular digital magazines on your computer or mobile device. There is no separate account to set up, your library card grants you access from wherever you are. Titles include People, US Weekly, The New Yorker, Forbes and many more. The Flipster app for your mobile device is available on the App Store and on Google Play.

Ancestry.com Library EditionAncestry® Library Edition provides access to the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource from your library. Its 7,000 databases deliver an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and more.

Access to Ancestry.com has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access will be available until the end of April and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed.

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Bottle Redemption Benefits Library

It's a win-win. You don't have to waste time feeding empties to a machine, and the library gets a donation! Please bring your empty cans and bottles to the 6 Cent Redemption Center, 461 Main Ave, Wynantskill. Thanks to a program sponsored by the North Greenbush Friends of the Library, you can request that your deposit refund be donated to the library. The redemption center will sort and count all of your glass and plastic bottles, and cans eligible for a NYS deposit and will donate the proceeds to the library.

Please note: containers must be redeemed at the redemption center. The library cannot accept empty bottles and cans!

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Museum Pass Program

The Library offers passes for North Greenbush residents to visit area museums, attractions and art galleries. There's something for everyone! Children (and adults) will love The Children's Museum at Saratoga, the Museum of Firefighting, and more. Visit the Slater to get an up close and personal look at how the brave sailors who served in World War II lived on a destroyer escort ship. Step back in time at the Hancock Shaker Village. Learn about the environment of the Adirondacks at The Wild Center, or browse the spectacular collections at many area art museums,

Click here for the full list of museum passes available today!

First Library Card

Big Card

Getting your first library card is a time-honored right of passage, one of the first tangible symbols of maturity and responsibility. To help parents commemorate the occasion, the library has a special "First Library Card" photo op prop.

When you bring your child to the library and register for the card, ask for the "big card." Take a picture of your little one holding our colorful library card to celebrate all the fun of reading.

Become a Friend!

Join the Friends of the LibraryJoin the Friends of the North Greenbush Public Library. We need friends now to:

  • Run special projects
  • Organize fund raisers
  • Coordinate community programs
  • Advocate for our library.

For more information, or to volunteer, please see our Friends page.

Library Resources for the Visually Impaired

Braille books and services for the visually-impaired are available at the Sand Lake Public Library and the Troy Public Library. In addition, the New York State Library has numerous resources for the blind and visually impaired. For more information, including application for services forms, please see: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/