Covid-19 Procedures

We are working with a limited number of staff in the building per CDC safety standards. Staff works though the hold list daily getting your books reading for pickup. The library is open with limited hours and limited services. See our most current hours.

Computers can be reserved for a half hour by calling the library at (845) 691-2275. Children’s area will be limited to one family at a time and reservations are encouraged. All toys have been put away. The room is available for browsing only.  If you are unwell, please stay home. Curbside service remains in effect. We are providing contactless and/or limited contact checkout.

Curbside Pickup

Here’s how curbside pickup works for the Highland Public Library for patrons who hold a library card. If you do not have a library card, apply for one online.

  1. Visit our online catalog and put your items on hold as you normally would.
  2. If your notification preference is a phone call, please call the library to schedule your pick up time after you are notified your item is ready for pickup.
  3. If your notification preference is email, you will receive a system email asking you to reserve a time slot for pickup.
  4. When your hold items are ready, you will receive an email with pickup information as follows:

Please arrive at your scheduled time and proceed to the locker specified in this email. You have 15 minutes to complete your pickup. If another person is at the lockers please wait until they leave the area to allow for social distancing.

Face masks are required. Social distancing will be followed to keep staff and community members safe. Lockers will be cleaned after each use.



After removing the lock and retrieving your items please place the lock in the book return slot so we know your items have been picked up. Your lock is checked out to your library account and must be returned.

Please note that you can only pickup for patrons whose library accounts are linked to your own. If you are unsure, give us a call at 845-691-2275 or chat online.

Don’t know what books to check out?

Surprise Book Bag

Don’t know what’s in the library? Haven’t got a clue what you should read? Call us at 845-691- 2275 or chat online and we will put together a surprise book bag for you or your kids. Just let us know which genre you are partial too and our well-read staff with choose 5 great reads for adults and YA and 10 for children. Check out our Branching Out blog for great suggestions from our staff.

Choose from:

  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction

Wearing Your Mask Correctly

How not to wear a face mask

Are you seeing a lot of this lately? Download and share this informational flyer about how to safely wear and handle your facemasks.

Facemask Safety