Drive-Thru Book Drop
All materials, excluding “Stories to Go” kits, may be returned in the drive-thru book drop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To pick up materials at the book drop, please call the library at least 20 minutes ahead.
Books with Wheels
Homebound borrowers who cannot visit the library may request volunteer book delivery. More info
Exhibit spaces can be reserved by local artists and organizations. More info
You may request materials that are not owned by the Upper Hudson Library System. More info
Large Print Materials and Audiobooks
Large print books and audiobooks are available for those who find conventional print too small to read easily. Low-vision equipment is also available for magnification of print materials. Inquire at the Reference Desk.
The library has meeting rooms that can be reserved for public use. More info
Museum Pass Program (brochure)
Various museum passes are available to check out, up to 3 days, to nearby museums. Passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and non-requestable. Available to East Greenbush/Schodack residents and current Friends of the East Greenbush Library only.
A notary is available during some of the hours the library is open. Please call ahead to ensure availability.
Voter Registration & Election Information
Registration and Absentee Ballot Applications & other voting information are available in the library. General election information: eVoters Guide is available at: www.lwvrc.org by the League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County.
Book a Librarian
We have transitioned from traditional computer classes to an appointment-based system. Schedule a 30 minute appointment with a librarian for assistance or training. More info
The library periodically hosts AARP driver safety classes, which can earn students discounts on car insurance. More info
The library hosts programs for job seekers including resume building and interview skills. More info
English Language Conversation Group
This program, held on alternate Tuesday evenings, offers guided conversation for non-native English speakers seeking to practice their spoken English. More info
High School Equivalency Test Preparation
The library hosts classes provided by Questar III to prepare students for the High School Equivalency test. More info
Charge-All Charging Stations
The library has two Charge-All device charging stations in the library. One is located in the seating area next to the music in the main library, and the other is on the sink counter in the children’s play room. The devices have attached cords for most types of devices. They also have USB and standard electrical inputs if you have your own cord or want to plug in a laptop, camera, or other device. Please do not leave your device unattended while it is charging.
A self-service photocopier is available for public use, located in the Business Center behind the Reference Desk. The charge is $.15 per side for black & white copies and $.50 per side for color copies (cash only). Duplexing (double-sided copies) is available for both color and B&W. The copier also has the ability to scan color or black & white to an email account. There is no charge to scan documents.
Fax 24 Service
A self-service fax machine is also available for public use, located in the Business Center behind the Reference Desk. The machine accepts credit or debit cards ONLY (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover). The Domestic rate is $1.75 for first page, $1.00 for each additional page. International faxing is also available. Incoming faxes are not accepted. Check on your fax status or resend faxes via the Fax24 website.
Free Wireless Access (policy)
Anyone with a wireless device is welcome to use our wireless network, provided they agree to both our Internet Policy and our Wireless Network Access Policy. There is no time limit for usage, but there is a download limit of 1GB per day. Please use discretion when using the library’s wireless network, as it is unsecured. Headphones must be used with wireless devices, and they are available for checkout at the Reference Desk or purchase at the Circulation Desk. Wireless printing is also available. More info
To connect, search for a wireless network named “Library” (or variant). Once connected, open your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) if it does not open automatically. Instead of seeing your usual homepage, you will be redirected to our wireless portal. Click to agree to our Wireless Network Access Policy, and you will be forwarded to your homepage. If you receive an error, try manually entering our website (eastgreenbushlibrary.org) directly into the browser’s address bar. When the library website loads, select the “download” image in the left menu. This will prompt the wireless server to redirect you to our portal where you can agree to our wireless network policy and gain access.
Internet Computers (policy)
The library maintains public computers for patron use. Computers are equipped with Internet access and Microsoft Office programs. Each patron is entitled to 2.5 hours of computer use per day. Guest passes are available for purchase ($1) by non-cardholders with picture ID. A guest pass is good for 2.5 hours of computer time is a single day. More info
Patrons with cards in good standing can check out a laptop for use within the library for a maximum of 2.5 hours. More info
Kill A Watt™ EZ Power Meters
The Kill A Watt™ EZ power meter is designed to easily measure how much electricity is used by plug-in appliances at home. The library has 2 of these meters available to borrow. Find out how much money you would save in your energy bills by using “smarter” home energy management! Available to East Greenbush and Schodack residents only.
While the library does not have materials in microfilm/microfiche format on-site, we do provide a reader/printer for patrons that bring in their own microform items or receive them through interlibrary loan.
Printing costs 15¢ per page for single-sided black & white, 30¢ per page for double-sided black & white and 50¢ per page for color. Wireless printing is also available in or to the library from any location, using any device. More info