The Services We Provide
Entertaining? Borrow out one of our board games for a week! Drop by the Adult Reference Desk at the Main Library and check out one of the following board games: Catan, The Witches, Cards Against Humanity, Dragons of Kir, Pandemic, Commands & Colors: Ancients, Dominion, Ticket to Ride, 1775 Rebellion: The American Revolution, Munchkin Cthulhu and Lift It!
Borrower must present a valid library card and be over the age of 13. Only one board game per card. Board games may not be renewed, put on hold or inter-library loaned. Games must be returned at the Adult Reference Desk at the Main Library. There is a $1 loan fine per day for late returns.
Borrow thousands of digital comics anytime, anywhere, with your library card for free. Download the Comics Plus: Library Edition app for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and Android devices to take your borrowed comics on the go! Sign in with your library card and PIN number to start reading your favorite comics today!
These rooms may be reserved for use for meetings or events. If you would like to reserve either room, please call Cheryl Fellner at (845) 786-3800 ext. 14 or reserve online. Online reservations must be confirmed by a call from our administrative staff first before your reservation is considered valid.
Both the Main and Village Branch Libraries have color copiers available for public use. Black and white copies are $0.15 per page and color copies are $0.25 per page.
Haverstraw Library has Early Literacy Stations (ELS) from AWE Learning designed specifically for our youngest patrons ages 2-12 and featuring over 4,000 localized learning activities. The fun, interactive and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math; science and nature; social studies and geography; reading; art and music; writing and computer skills; and reference. We have both English and Bilingual Spanish stations available for our young patrons to enjoy.
Sign up for Email Notification! You will be notified of items on hold that have come in and of any overdue charges. It's fast, it's free, and more convenient than postal mail or phone calls.
Nook Colors and Amazon Kindles are available for check out at both Library buildings at the Adult Reference desk. Only Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may check one out.
Our Nooks come preloaded with some content but patrons may download digital content onto the reader via our OverDrive digital download service. Instructions to download content from the Library onto the reader will be provided. Questions? Call the Reference Desk at 786-3800 ext. 18 or email us.
Read over 100+ children's and teen eBooks anywhere, any time, and for free! Get started by going to eSebco Books, enter the username "haverstraw" and password "public" without the quotes; enter your 14-digit Haverstraw Library card number and finally, enter your name, login and enjoy!
Programs are held for all ages from our youngest patrons to our seasoned library members. Events held encompass major topics such as health, science, art, and more and may be educational, cultural or just plain fun. For the latest programs held at Haverstraw Library, check out our events calendar.
If you would like to see a particular program at the library, please let us know online, by phone at (845) 786-3800 or drop by. We would love to have your input!
Generally, displays are in the gallery space, on the lowest level of the Main Library, outside the Community and Board Rooms. Call 786-3800 ext. 14 for more information and an application. For information on our latest exhibits, check our newsletter.
Our Self-Serve Fax Service is located at the Main Library. Domestic faxes are $1.75 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. Domestic rates include the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. International faxes are $3.95 for the first page and $3.45 for each additional page. NOTE: A credit or debit card is needed to use our Self-Serve Fax Service.
If you cannot or would rather not use our Self-Serve Fax Service, you may head over to the Adult Reference Desk at either building and a librarian will be able to send the fax for you. Fees are $3.00 for the first out-going fax page and $1.00 for each additional page.
If you would like to receive faxes at the library, the first page is $1.00 and additional pages cost $0.50 each. This service is also available at the Reference Desk.
Instantly stream or download media for offline use! Hoopla content includes e-books, e-audiobooks, music, movies, TV episodes, and comics. Hoopla has over 500,000 titles and new content is constantly being added. Register by clicking on the "Get Started" button. Enter an email address, a password and start using Hoopla today!
Laptops are available for use by Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library patrons only. Patron must be 18 years or older, be in good standing (i.e. no fines, overdues, etc.), and have a valid drivers license to borrow one of our laptops. Laptops are for in-house use only and may not leave the Library building.
NOTE: Laptops are not connected to a printer. Please use one of our public computers if you wish to print.
Library Guides are curated resources on a specific topic chosen by librarians ranging from how-to guides to book recommendations. Check out the library guides specifically for our Haverstraw patrons or take a look at all the guides made by libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS).
The Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library's Local History Collection is housed in the Thomas F.X. Casey Local History Room. In this room books, newspapers, photographs and other materials relating to all eras of the history of the town of Haverstraw and the villages of Haverstraw, West Haverstraw, and Garnerville are collected, preserved and made accessible to the public. These include old issues of the Rockland County Times, The Journal News, and the New York Times on microfilm, published histories of the area, collections of old photographs, newspaper clippings, yearbooks from North Rockland and Haverstraw High School, funeral home records, and much more.
Access to the local history collection is available during the library’s regular hours. We ask that all users show a library card or photo identification at the Reference Desk.
We accept donations of local historical significance. Donated materials might include: yearbooks, books, family histories, maps, funeral programs or local photographs. If accepted, these materials are added to the collection and are available for in-house genealogical and historical research. If you have materials that you’d like to donate, please call us at (845) 786-3800 x23 or stop by the Main Library.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact our Local History Librarian, Craig Scott at (845) 786-3800 ext. 23.
We have a microfilm reader-printer available for use in the local history room in the Main library. We have The Journal News (Feb 14, 1945 - April 30, 2011) and The New York Times (June 1, 1989 - December 31, 2006) microfilm available for your perusal. More recent issues of The Journal News are available as digital microfilm.
Passes are available for the following museums for Haverstraw Library cardholders only:
⋄ American Museum of Natural History
⋄ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
⋄ Boscobel House & Gardens
⋄ Frick Collection
⋄ Guggenheim Museum
⋄ Hudson Highlands Nature Museums
⋄ Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
⋄ Museum of the City of New York
⋄ Museum Village
⋄ Storm King Art Center
Haverstraw Library cardholders must be in good standing (i.e. patron must physically have library card at hand and owe no fees or materials). Passes may not be borrowed on the day a library card application is filled out. One museum pass per family for 3 days. There is a $10/day charge for late return of a pass. For a lost pass, the fee may be up to the replacement cost of the membership.
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A notary is generally available 10 am - 4:30 pm weekdays, free of charge, at the Main Library. Call (845) 786-3800 ext. 14 for an appointment.
Researching? Doing homework? Job searching? Check out our online databases covering newspapers; science and health; business; history and genealogy; languages; arts and literature; government/law; and more!
Having trouble accessing a database? Don't know where to start your search? Let us help! Give us a call at (845) 786-3800 ext. 18.
Read, listen, watch, enjoy. Access thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and videos anywhere and at any time for free through OverDrive. Sign in with just your library card number and PIN! Want to take OverDrive on the go? Get the app for your Apple, Android or Samsung device.
Public computers are available for patron use throughout the building. Please be sure to have your library card with you to sign up for the computers. If you do not have a library card, you may request a guest card. Be sure to bring a valid picture ID with you at that time.
Patrons are guaranteed one hour of use on our public computers unless it's near closing hours. Should you need more time please ask a staff member for more time before your session ends and, at staff discretion, you may be allowed an extension up to one additional hour in 5 to 20 minute increments. The maximum session a patron may receive is 2 hours per day.
Please bear in mind that the second hour is NOT guaranteed and staff members are not obligated to give that second hour if you do not ask in time, leave and return later in the day, we are near closing time, or if the computers are all in use and other patrons are waiting to use our public computers.
The first two pages of printing are free each day with subsequent pages costing $0.15 per page whether it is b&w or color printouts. CD and DVD-R/RWs may be purchased for $1 each. Flash drives are also available for $7 (1GB), $8.50 (2GB), $12 (4GB) and $14 (8GB).
NOTE: Computers shut down 30 minutes prior to the library's posted closing time. Our reservation system also stops signing users onto our public computers 10 minutes to our computer lab's closing time. Please make sure you come in before that cutoff time if you wish to use the public computers. For more information, check out our Internet Policy and Use Procedure.
Quiet Work & Study Rooms are available for patron use on the entry and middle level of the library. Please sign in with a staff member before using either room.
The entry-level Quiet Study Room is for individuals looking for a silent room in which to study. Please refrain from chatter or excessive noise. There is no time limit to how long you may use the room but please do leave in a timely manner before library closing time.
The middle-level Quiet Workroom may be used by individuals or study groups. Patrons who sign up for the room are guaranteed an hour to use the room. After that hour, they may continue to use the room if it has not been requested by another user but they may be asked to vacate at any time should it be requested thereafter or if a staff member deems the room is being monopolized by the same patron(s) on a regular basis. Use of the room is on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved in advance.
Rooms may be reserved at the library for public use. They include the Community Rooms at the Main Library and Village Branch and the Board Room in the Main Library. If you would like to reserve any of these rooms, you may make a reservation online. Online reservations must be confirmed by a call from an administrative staff member before your reservation is considered valid.
If you would like to make a reservation ASAP, please contact us directly at (845) 786-3800 x14. Please note that there is a charge for room use by a for-profit organization.
We have copies of the Rockland County Times newspaper from January 1974 to the present located at the mid-level floor of the main library. Please ask a staff member for assistance if you would like to see any of the older newspapers.
Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone!
Access Rosetta Stone from your home computer,
within the library or on the go with your mobile device. Get started today by following either of these steps:
Rosetta Stone Computer Log-in Instructions
Rosetta Stone Mobile App Log-in Instructions
The library offers two types of scanning services. For free scanning service at the Computer Sign-Up desk in the middle level of the Main Library, we can scan up to 3 items per patron per day. Scanned items may be saved for you on your own flash/thumb drive or sent to you via email.
If you would like to scan 4 or more photos or letters, you may use our paid scanning service in the Adult Services area on the entry level. Each scanning session is $3 and you may scan as many items as you like. Note: You must have either a flash/thumb drive or a CD-R/CD-RW to save your scanned files.
Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may borrow tablets (Androids and iPads) for a 2 week (14 day) period. Many educational and entertainment apps have been downloaded to the tablets including Ace the SAT, Daily Cardio Workout, Recipe Search, Citizenship 2013, Rosetta Course, 3D Bowling and more. Drop by the Adult Reference desk at either building to borrow a tablet.
Drawing tablets (Bamboo and VisTablet) are also available for those who wish to edit red-eye out of photos, put a signature on documents, draw and paint, transfer art to your computer, or just doodle. Enquire at the Reference Desk in the Main Library at Garnerville to reserve a tablet.
Our teletypewriter (TTY) or text telephone is a special telecommunication device that has a keyboard and a screen that displays typed text electronically. It is generally used for the hearing impaired but anyone may use it at the Village Branch. Please ask the librarian for assistance. Note: Calls are limited to 30 minutes per day. Continental US calls only.
Tutor Rooms are available for North Rockland Home Instruction and Literacy Volunteers. If you would like to use our Tutor Room, please sign up at the Adult Reference Desk.
We have one IBM Wheelwriter 1000 electric typewriter available for public use on the mid-level of the Main library.
Patrons who join the Waiting For You Book Club at the Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library will automatically be put on the list for new books by their favorite fiction authors. Consider it one less thing you have to think about!
How It Works:
Place a check mark next to the names of up to 8 authors from the selected list of best-selling authors on our form. Each time your chosen author publishes a new hard cover novel, you will be added to the reserve list for the new release. While we cannot guarantee how close to the top of the list you will be, you'll be on it without having to place the reserve. Staff at Haverstraw King's Daughters Library will inform you when something new is waiting for you.
How to Join:
Complete and submit our online form or pick up a form from the Adult Reference or Circulation desk. Paper forms can be submitted at the Adult Reference Desk.
More About the Service:
This service is available to HKDPL cardholders only and is for new titles only; reprints will generally not be included. Please pick up books promptly when notified of their availability. Because of their popularity, these books are in high demand. We ask that you be considerate of those who are waiting.
Wireless access is available for patron use at both buildings. If your device is not wireless-ready, you may connect directly to our network via a cable. If you do not have your own cable, you may request one at the Adult Services desk.