We now have the IRS forms and instructions, and the state forms.  See the link on our page to get to other forms.

Here’s a shortcut to get to the basic instruction booklet for state forms.


The VOICE- Thursday April 6 at 6 PM.  Teens, how well can you sing?  Try out your vocal skills and impress your friends.  Grab a microphone and play!  Ages 12+


Play Dough fun- Wednesday April 19 at 2 PM.  During school break, come and make different dough recipes with the Capital District Child Care Council.  Parents will find ways to make play educational (without making it less fun!) Kids ages 3 and up with their parents.

Computer tutor time-  Tuesdays from 1-3 PM  Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:30 PM.Drop in to have help with your computer, tablet or smart phone, or learn on our lap-top computer.

Friends of the Library meeting on April 20th at 6:30 PM.

The annual book sale will be May 4-6.  Last day that donations will be accepted is March 31.  Please contact the Friends of the Library to discuss exceptions.  Do not leave items outside, and please call ahead if you have more than one box of items.

To get started with E-books and downloadable audiobooks, download the Overdrive App onto your device.


Snow Closure policy: If the Rensselaer City School district closes for weather, we will be closed.  If a storm hits on a day the school is not open, the Library Director will make a determination for the safety of staff and patrons.  Please call ahead.

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Online Resources


Flipster- online magazines for free!


flipsteripadNow available!

Instant access to magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format.

All you need is your library card!

Click HERE to start.




Mango Languages Service, free with Library card!

Learn a new language!

Mango Languages are now available for free through the Upper Hudson Library System!  This is an easy to use, self-paced system for over 70 languages you can access on your computer or on your smartphone (Android and Apple). They have classes for English learners too! You will need your library card to access this from home.mango-logo

Please let us know if you need assistance with this new app.

New Items at the Library

We now have a way of showing items that have been recently added to our collection in the past 30 days.  If you are looking for an item that we don’t have, please contact us- we can help you get it from another library, or possibly purchase it for our library.

Click here to see new items.

Unattended Children

As of January first, 2013, the Rensselaer Library Commission has changed our Unattended Child policy.

“Children under the age of 10 may not be in the library without the direct supervision of a person at least 16 years or older.  “

Previously our policy allowed for babysitters aged 13 and up.   The library is not responsible for the supervision of unattended minors.  We will be enforcing this rule for the safety of the children and out of respect for other library users.  Children who are left unattended will be referred to the police.