Mission Statement

The Catskill Public Library and Palenville Branch Library are dedicated to providing free access to the world of ideas, learning and entertainment for enrichment of their respective communities. Our mission is to continually improve and expand our services, materials and programs to best serve the needs and desires of the residents of Catskill and Palenville, to whom the library belongs.

About Us

The Catskill library was founded in 1893 and is currently housed in a 1901 neo-classical building funded through a grant from Andrew Carnegie. The local history collection includes the A. Fred Saunders Hudson River Steamboats Collection.

The library is located at the corner of Franklin and Bridge Streets in the Village of Catskill, the county seat of Greene County, NY. It is across Bridge Street from the Greene County Supreme Court Building.
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Our Palenville Branch Library is located at 3303 Route 23A in Palenville, NY. The existence of a library in the Hamlet of Palenville dates back to the 1920’s. Although the location has changed over the years, the tradition of attentive, diligent service to the community has remained the same.
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Catskill Library & Palenville Library Policies

Board of Trustees:

Gil Bagnell, President
Helene Tieger, Vice President
Vasuki Wilson, Treasurer
Risheema Fox, Secretary
Michael Maloney, Trustee


Library Board meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 6:45pm at either the Catskill Library (1 Franklin St., Catskill) or the Palenville Branch Library (3303 Rte 23A, Palenville, NY). Meetings are subject to change, please call first. 518-943-4230


Director: Elizabeth Hague, Interim Director

Catskill Public Library

1 Franklin Street
Catskill, NY 12414-1496
Phone: 518-943-4230
Fax: 518-943-1439

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Catskill Hours

Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 11am – 6:30pm
Wednesday: 11am – 6:30pm
Thursday: 11am – 6:30pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed

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