Curbside Pick-Up Service

Curbside Pick-Up Service

Sidney Memorial Public Library Curbside Pickup Guide for Patrons: Hours for pickup: Monday through Thursday – 10:00 am – 6:45 pm Fridays – 10:00 am – 4:45 pm Saturdays – 10:00 – 2:45 pm Only items available at the Sidney Library will be available for pickup at this time. Interlibrary loan is not currently available. Please make sure to wear a mask during the Curbside Pickup process. Each patron is limited to 10 items on their library card. Step 1: Place your holds either via the online catalog or by calling the library. If you call the library, we will need your library barcode to process the hold. We are limiting pickup to 10 items. Step 2: Once the holds are available for pickup, a staff member will call you and schedule a time for you to pick up your holds. We will schedule up to 3 patrons during each 15-minute block. • You MUST be at the library within that 15-minute window or you will need to reschedule. • If you have items to return, you MUST return them in the book drop. • Items will be checked out before you arrive. You must have your library card or driver’s license when you arrive, and show your ID through the window. Step 3: Pull into the library parking lot from the Main Street entrance. Put any return items in the Book Drop and then pull forward to the curb where you see the Curbside Pickup sign. Step 4: A staff member will be waiting by the door for you to arrive. With your window up, please hold your ID or Library Card so that the staff member can check it to make sure you receive the correct bag. Step 5: Once your ID is verified, your bag will be placed on the curb. Please wait until the staff member has gone back up to the library door, then exit your vehicle and take your bag. Please remember that all returned items will be quarantined for 3 days and will remain on your card during that time. You will not be charged any late fees during that 3-day time period. If you have any questions regarding Curbside Pickup, please call the library at 607-563-1200.

Book Drop, Due Dates and Facebook Page

Book Drop, Due Dates and Facebook Page

In-Library Appointments: Starting Monday, June 29th, the Sidney Memorial Public Library will be open to the public by appointment only, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm, Fridays from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. We are limiting the number of appointments daily. Browsing and fax/copy appointments in 15-minute blocks, and computer use appointments are available in 30-minute blocks. Please call the library at 563-1200 to schedule an appointment. The Book Drops at the Sidney Memorial Public Library, and the Sidney Center and Masonville Branch Libraries are now open. The items checked out before the library closures are due back by August 1st. All items checked out since then will have a standard checkout time. Please check your receipt for the due date. Don't forget to check out our Facebook page where we regularly post information about online resources.

Online Registration

Online Registration

You can now register for a library card online. Scroll down on this page to go to the Four County Library System link, www.4cls.org. The card registration link is in the middle of the 4cls homepage. You will be asked to complete the online form, including your name, address and e-mail. After it is submitted, a staff member will create your account and send your card number to you via e-mail. That number can be used to check out e-books, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, and many data bases. Please allow 48 hours for your registration to be completed.

Policies for Curbside Pick-up Services:

Click here for Sidney Memorial Public Library Guide

Click here for Sidney Center Library Guide

Click here for Masonville Library Guide

The Sidney Memorial Public Library will provide 24-hour/day, 7-days/week Wi-Fi outside the buildings so that people with their own devices can still access the Internet.

We have a variety of electronic resources (eBooks, audiobooks and magazines available to check out at http://sidneylibrary.org or at http://www.4cls.org. Many of these sites require that you set up an account and/or have a library card.

The Research Center at 4CLS http://www.4cls.org provides access to a collection of high-quality, accurate, electronic resources.  Some of these databases are made possible through NOVELny, the New York Online Virtual Library, a public information network for New Yorkers.  Others are provided by the Four County Library System. These resources are available at no cost to registered users of the Sidney Memorial Public Library.


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