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.



TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY– Saturday, February 4th from 1-3 PM.  Come visit us!

  • Lego building
  • Preschool story-time
  • demonstrations of our online services
  • Play with our Sphero robot
  • photo ops with our green screen
  • refreshments
  • a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card


Downton Abbey Tea– Wednesday, February 8 at 3 PM.  Discuss the book TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD by Gail MacColl and enjoy refreshments.



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

Announcing– another drop-in computer help time!  Starting January 19th, we will hold another drop in computer help time Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:30 PM.

Avoid  Computer  Crime!  Wednesday February  15 at 6 PM. A cyber security expert will show you how to protect your money, identity and privacy online. Please sign up.

Friends of the Library meeting on February 16th at 6:30 PM.

Holiday hours: Closed Feb 20

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.

Help Wanted

We are accepting applications for the position of Library Aide at $10 an hour.  Applicants must have library experience or training to be considered*.  We are looking to fill hours for weekdays.  To apply, fill out a Rensselaer County civil service form and send it to us.

Library Aide duties include running the circulation desk, answering phones, computer and copier assistance, basic reference and shelving.

*If you don’t have library experience, you can apply for the position of Library Page.


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.