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Schenectady County Expands In-Person Library Hours

Schenectady County Seal

Capacity Increased to 50 Percent

The Schenectady County Public Library (SCPL) will increase in-person hours at all open branches starting on Monday, May 3. In-person capacity increased to 50 percent on May 1, and computers will still be available on a limited basis and by appointment only.

Patrons are required to wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, and comply with all County procedures, which may include having their temperature taken and signing in for the purpose of contact tracing.

“Positivity rates in our county have remained low, allowing us to expand capacity and in-person hours at all of our open library branches,” said Schenectady County Legislator Cathy Gatta, Vice Chair of the Education & Libraries Committee. “While COVID-precautions are still in effect, we hope that this expansion allows more of our residents to enjoy all our libraries have to offer.”

In-Person Hours Schedule starting on Monday, May 3:

Karen B. Johnson (Central) Library

Monday – Friday: 9am to 5pm

Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Phyllis Bornt Branch Library & Literacy Center

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10am to 5pm

Glenville Branch Library

Mondays and Wednesdays: 10am to 5pm

Thursdays: 10am to 6pm

Mont Pleasant Branch Library

Tuesdays and Thursdays:10am to 5pm

Niskayuna Branch Library

Mondays: 10am to 6pm

Tuesday – Friday: 10am to 5pm

Quaker Street Branch Library

Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10am to 5pm

Rotterdam Branch Library

Mondays and Fridays: 10am to 5pm

Tuesdays: 10am to 6pm

Scotia Branch Library

Tuesdays and Fridays: 10am to 5pm

The Woodlawn Branch library is currently closed for renovations.

For the 5 week period from March 22 to April 26, 2021, SCPL circulated 34,094 items and facilitated 1,598 curbside appointments. During that same time period, 6,987 in-person visits occurred and 482 computer appointments were scheduled.

Additional Information

Programs and meetings will remain virtual only, visit for the latest offerings.

Material drop-off will continue to be at designated drop locations only, and pick-up service is still available upon request.