Our Services

At Haverstraw Library, we make an effort to accommodate the needs of our community.
If you would like to see a particular service, let us know!

The Services We Provide

3DS Console

A Nintendo 3DS console set may be borrowed by Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library patrons in good standing (i.e. no fines, overdues, etc.); 10 years old or up. The 3DS is available for checkout at the Adult Reference Desk for 14 days. No renewals or holds. The 3DS must also be returned to the Adult Reference Desk. There is a $1 loan fine per day for late returns. Lost parts will result in a replacement fee.

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Comics Plus

Borrow thousands of digital comics anytime, anywhere, with your library card for free. Download the Comics Plus: Library Edition app for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and Android devices to take your borrowed comics on the go! Sign in with your library card and PIN number to start reading your favorite comics today!

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Community & Board Room

These rooms may be reserved for use for meetings or events. If you would like to reserve either room, please call Kim Peters at (845) 786-3800 ext. 14 or reserve online. Online reservations must be confirmed by a call from our administrative staff first before your reservation is considered valid. You can also fill out an application here and send it to kpeters@rcls.org.

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Both the Main and Village Branch Libraries have color copiers available for public use. Black and white copies are $0.15 per page and color copies are $0.25 per page.

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Early Literacy Stations

Haverstraw Library has Early Literacy Stations (ELS) from AWE Learning designed specifically for our youngest patrons ages 2-12 and featuring over 4,000 localized learning activities. The fun, interactive and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math; science and nature; social studies and geography; reading; art and music; writing and computer skills; and reference. We have both English and Bilingual Spanish stations available for our young patrons to enjoy.

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Email Notification

Sign up for Email Notification! You will be notified of items on hold that have come in and of any overdue charges. It's fast, it's free, and more convenient than postal mail or phone calls.

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Evening Book Club

Read a pre-selected book every month and join a lively discussion during our monthly meeting held on the fourth Monday from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Please check the Evening Book Club Library Guide for upcoming book to be discussed, past book discussions and more. The Evening Book Club meets at the Mid-Level Group Study Room at the Main Library. For more information about the Evening Book Club, call Jaclyn at (845) 786-3800 ext. 21.

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eSebco Books

Read over 100+ children's and teen eBooks anywhere, any time, and for free! Get started by going to eSebco Books, enter the username "haverstraw" and password "public" without the quotes; enter your 14-digit Haverstraw Library card number and finally, enter your name, login and enjoy!

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Programs are held for all ages from our youngest patrons to our seasoned library members. Events held encompass major topics such as health, science, art, and more and may be educational, cultural or just plain fun. For the latest programs held at Haverstraw Library, check out our events calendar.

If you would like to see a particular program at the library, please let us know online, by phone at (845) 786-3800 or drop by. We would love to have your input!

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Exhibiting Your Artwork

Generally, displays are in the gallery space, on the lowest level of the Main Library, outside the Community and Board Rooms. Call 786-3800 ext. 14 for more information and an application. For information on our latest exhibits, check our newsletter.

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Fax Service

Our Fax Service is available at our Circulation Desk at either building and staff will be able to send the fax for you. The flat-rate fee for outgoing fax is $1.00. If you would like to receive faxes at the library, the fee is $0.50 per page.

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Instantly stream or download media for offline use! Hoopla content includes e-books, e-audiobooks, music, movies, TV episodes, and comics. Hoopla has over 500,000 titles and new content is constantly being added. Register by clicking on the "Get Started" button. Enter an email address, a password and start using Hoopla today!

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Laptops are available for use by Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library patrons only. Patron must be 18 years or older, be in good standing (i.e. no fines, overdues, etc.), and have a valid drivers license to borrow one of our laptops. Laptops are for in-house use only and may not leave the Library building.

NOTE: Laptops are not connected to a printer. Please use one of our public computers if you wish to print.

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Library Guides

Library Guides are curated resources on a specific topic chosen by librarians ranging from how-to guides to book recommendations. Check out the library guides specifically for our Haverstraw patrons or take a look at all the guides made by libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS).

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Local History Collection

The Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library's Local History Collection is housed in the Thomas F.X. Casey Local History Room. In this room books, newspapers, photographs and other materials relating to all eras of the history of the town of Haverstraw and the villages of Haverstraw, West Haverstraw, and Garnerville are collected, preserved and made accessible to the public. These include old issues of the Rockland County Times, The Journal News, and the New York Times on microfilm, published histories of the area, collections of old photographs, newspaper clippings, yearbooks from North Rockland and Haverstraw High School, funeral home records, and much more.

Access to the local history collection is available during the library’s regular hours. We ask that all users show a library card or photo identification at the Reference Desk.

We accept donations of local historical significance. Donated materials might include: yearbooks, books, family histories, maps, funeral programs or local photographs. If accepted, these materials are added to the collection and are available for in-house genealogical and historical research. If you have materials that you’d like to donate, please call us at (845) 786-3800 x23 or stop by the Main Library.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact our Local History Librarian, Craig Scott at (845) 786-3800 ext. 23.

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We have a microfilm reader-printer available for use in the local history room in the Main library. We have The Journal News (Feb 14, 1945 - April 30, 2011) and The New York Times (June 1, 1989 - December 31, 2006) microfilm available for your perusal. More recent issues of The Journal News are available as digital microfilm in our Online Database.

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Museum Passes

Passes are available for the following museums for Haverstraw Library cardholders only:

American Museum of Natural History
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Boscobel House & Gardens
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Edward Hopper House
Frick Collection
Guggenheim Museum
Hudson Highlands Nature Museums
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Museum of the City of New York
Museum Village
New York State Parks and Recreation
Storm King Art Center

Haverstraw Library cardholders must be in good standing (i.e. patron must physically have library card at hand and owe no fees or materials). Passes may not be borrowed on the day a library card application is filled out. One museum pass per family for 3 days. There is a $10/day charge for late return of a pass. For a lost pass, the fee may be up to the replacement cost of the membership.

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Next Reads Book Club

Interested in reading a good book but don't know where to start? Get reading recommendations sent to your inbox! NextReads newsletters are written by the award-winning book experts at NoveList, writing book recommendations for those with busy schedules. Choose from more than 25 NextReads newsletters, each one focused on a genre or topic. Subscribe to as many as you like and unsubsribe at any time. It's easy - sign up today!

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Notary Public

A notary is generally available 10 am - 4:30 pm weekdays, free of charge, at the Main Library. Call (845) 786-3800 ext. 14 for an appointment.

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Online Databases

Researching? Doing homework? Job searching? Check out our online databases covering newspapers; science and health; business; history and genealogy; languages; arts and literature; government/law; and more!

Having trouble accessing a database? Don't know where to start your search? Let us help! Give us a call at (845) 786-3800 ext. 18.

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Read, listen, watch, enjoy. Access thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and videos anywhere and at any time for free through OverDrive. Sign in with just your library card number and PIN! Want to take OverDrive on the go? Get the app for your Apple, Android or Samsung device.

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HKDPL is a United States Passport Acceptance Facility! We have been designated by the U.S. Department of State to accept and execute passport applications. See the U.S. Passport section on the U.S. Department of State website for information on your eligibility to apply at the library and what to bring with you. Note that we don't process renewals, only new applicants.

**Please call (845) 786-3800 ext. 10 in advance to schedule an appointment at the Garnerville Branch**

**Please call (845) 429-3445 ext. 12 in advance to schedule an appointment at the Village Branch**


You must apply in person using Form DS-11 if at least one of the following is true:
• You are applying for your first U.S. passport
• You are under age 16
• Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16
• Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
• Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago


1. DS-11 Application (you may get a blank application at the library)
2. Proof of citizenship. See the Citizenship Evidence section of the U.S. Department of State website.
3. Proof of identity/photo identification. See the issued Photo Identification section of the U.S. Department of State website.
4. One 2x2″ color passport photo. See Photo Requirements on the U.S. Department of State website. HKDPL can take photos for you for a $10 fee.
5. Two checks or money orders per applicant.

There are special requirements for children. See these links before making an appointment.
Applicants under age 16
Applicants who are aged 16-17

Fees & Processing Time

You will need to make two payments:
1. To the U.S. Department of State; a separate check is required for each applicant.
2. To the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library for the Execution Fee.

All fees are set by the U.S. Department of State and are non-refundable. All passport acceptance facilities charge the same fees.


• This fee must be paid by check or money order payable to the “U.S. Department of State”
Routine Processing (4-6 weeks):
    ⁃ Applicants age 16 and older: $110 per application
    ⁃ Applicants under age 16: $80 per application
Expedited processing (2-3 weeks) is an additional $60 per application
For overnight return of the passport from the U.S. Department of State, it is an additional $16.48.


• $35 per application
• Cash, check or money order payable to “Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library.” Visa and MasterCard payments are also accepted.
• You may combine this payment on one check/money order/card payment for more than one application.


• Photos are available for $10. The cost will be added to the Execution Fee.
• Express overnight delivery of an application from HKDPL to the U.S. Department of State is available for $26.35.

U.S. Passport Card

• The Passport card facilitates entry and expedites document processing at U.S. land and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.
• The Passport Card may not be used for air travel.


This fee must be paid by check or money order payable to the “U.S. Department of State”
Routine Processing (4-6 weeks):
    ⁃ Applicants age 16 and older: $30
    ⁃ Applicants under age 16: $15
Expedited processing (2-3 weeks) is an additional $60.


A previous passport book holder, eligible to use the Renew by Mail Form DS-82, may apply for a Passport Card as a renewal. First time applicants for a U.S. Passport, and those not eligible to use Form DS-82, should apply for a Passport Card using Form DS-11.

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Public Computers

Public computers are available for patron use throughout the building. Please be sure to have your library card with you to sign up for the computers. If you do not have a library card, you may request a guest card. Be sure to bring a valid picture ID with you at that time.

Patrons are guaranteed one hour of use on our public computers unless it's near closing hours. Should you need more time please ask a staff member for more time before your session ends and, at staff discretion, you may be allowed an extension up to one additional hour in 5 to 20 minute increments. The maximum session a patron may receive is 2 hours per day.

Please bear in mind that the second hour is NOT guaranteed and staff members are not obligated to give that second hour if you do not ask in time, leave and return later in the day, we are near closing time, or if the computers are all in use and other patrons are waiting to use our public computers.

The first two pages of printing are free each day with subsequent pages costing $0.15 per page whether it is b&w or color printouts. CD and DVD-R/RWs may be purchased for $1 each. Flash drives are also available for $2 (2GB), $5 (4GB) and $6 (8GB).

NOTE: Computers shut down 15 minutes prior to the library's posted closing time. Our reservation system also stops signing users onto our public computers 10 minutes to our computer lab's closing time. Please make sure you come in before that cutoff time if you wish to use the public computers. For more information, check out our Internet Policy and Use Procedure.

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Quiet Workroom & Study Rooms

Quiet Work & Study Rooms are available for patron use on the entry and middle level of the library. Please sign in with a staff member before using either room.

The entry-level Quiet Study Room is for individuals looking for a silent room in which to study. Please refrain from chatter or excessive noise. There is no time limit to how long you may use the room but please do leave in a timely manner before library closing time.

The middle-level Quiet Workroom may be used by individuals or study groups. Patrons who sign up for the room are guaranteed an hour to use the room. After that hour, they may continue to use the room if it has not been requested by another user but they may be asked to vacate at any time should it be requested thereafter or if a staff member deems the room is being monopolized by the same patron(s) on a regular basis. Use of the room is on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved in advance.

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RCLS Gateway Mobile App

Find library materials, check your account, and more in our new library app, RCLS Gateway! RCLS Gateway replaces the library app you may already have and is available for free at the App Store and Google Play. It's features include:

  • Search your library catalog
  • Find something to read, listen to, or watch
  • Place a hold or download from the app
  • Add your library card for use online and in-person at your library
  • View your account - see loans and holds
  • Find library events
  • Receive notification of library events
  • Find your home library
  • Find neareast RCLS library location on-the-road!
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    Room Reservation

    Rooms may be reserved at the library for public use. They include the Community Rooms at the Main Library and Village Branch and the Board Room in the Main Library. If you would like to reserve any of these rooms, you may make a reservation online. Online reservations must be confirmed by a call from an administrative staff member before your reservation is considered valid.

    If you would like to make a reservation ASAP, please contact us directly at (845) 786-3800 x14. Please note that there is a charge for room use by a for-profit organization.

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    Rockland County Times

    We have copies of the Rockland County Times newspaper from January 1974 to the present located at the mid-level floor of the main library. Please ask a staff member for assistance if you would like to see any of the older newspapers.

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    Rosetta Stone

    Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone! Access Rosetta Stone from your home computer, within the library or on the go with your mobile device. Get started today by following either of these steps:
    Rosetta Stone Computer Log-in Instructions
    Rosetta Stone Mobile App Log-in Instructions

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    Senior Book Club

    Read a pre-selected book every month and join a lively discussion during our monthly meeting held on the fourth Thursday at 1:30 pm. The Senior Book Club meets at the Board Room at the Main Library. For more information about the Senior Book Club, call Catherine at (845) 786-3800 ext. 22.

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    Scanning Service

    The library offers two types of scanning services. For free scanning service at the Computer Sign-Up desk in the middle level of the Main Library, we can scan up to 3 items per patron per day. Scanned items may be saved for you on your own flash/thumb drive or sent to you via email.

    If you would like to scan 4 or more photos or letters, you may use our paid scanning service in the Adult Services area on the entry level. Each scanning session is $3 and you may scan as many items as you like. Note: You must have either a flash/thumb drive or a CD-R/CD-RW to save your scanned files.

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    Switch Console

    A Nintendo Switch console set may be borrowed by Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library patrons in good standing (i.e. no fines, overdues, etc.). The Switch is available for checkout at the Adult Reference Desk for 14 days. No renewals or holds. The Switch must be returned to the Adult Reference Desk. There is a $1 loan fine per day for late returns. Lost parts will result in a replacement fee.

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    Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may borrow tablets (Androids and iPads) for a 2 week (14 day) period. Many educational and entertainment apps have been downloaded to the tablets including Ace the SAT, Daily Cardio Workout, Recipe Search, Citizenship 2013, Rosetta Course, 3D Bowling and more. Drop by the Adult Reference desk at either building to borrow a tablet.

    Drawing tablets (Bamboo and VisTablet) are also available for those who wish to edit red-eye out of photos, put a signature on documents, draw and paint, transfer art to your computer, or just doodle. Enquire at the Reference Desk in the Main Library at Garnerville to reserve a tablet.

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    TTY (Teletypewriter)

    Our teletypewriter (TTY) or text telephone is a special telecommunication device that has a keyboard and a screen that displays typed text electronically. It is generally used for the hearing impaired but anyone may use it at the Village Branch. Please ask the librarian for assistance. Note: Calls are limited to 30 minutes per day. Continental US calls only.

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    Tutor Rooms

    Tutor Rooms are available for North Rockland Home Instruction and Literacy Volunteers. If you would like to use our Tutor Room, please sign up at the Adult Reference Desk.

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    We have one IBM Wheelwriter 1000 electric typewriter available for public use on the mid-level of the Main library.

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    Waiting For You Book Club

    Patrons who join the Waiting For You Book Club at the Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library will automatically be put on the list for new books by their favorite fiction authors. Consider it one less thing you have to think about!

    How It Works:
    Place a check mark next to the names of up to 8 authors from the selected list of best-selling authors on our form. Each time your chosen author publishes a new hard cover novel, you will be added to the reserve list for the new release. While we cannot guarantee how close to the top of the list you will be, you'll be on it without having to place the reserve. Staff at Haverstraw King's Daughters Library will inform you when something new is waiting for you.

    How to Join:
    Complete and submit our online form or pick up a form from the Adult Reference or Circulation desk. Paper forms can be submitted at the Adult Reference Desk.

    More About the Service:
    This service is available to HKDPL cardholders only and is for new titles only; reprints will generally not be included. Please pick up books promptly when notified of their availability. Because of their popularity, these books are in high demand. We ask that you be considerate of those who are waiting.

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    Wireless Access

    Wireless access is available for patron use at both buildings. If your device is not wireless-ready, you may connect directly to our network via a cable. If you do not have your own cable, you may request one at the Adult Services desk.

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    Reach Out to Us At:

    Main Library

    • 10 West Ramapo Road
    • Garnerville, NY 10923
    • Telephone: (845) 786-3800
    • Fax: (845) 786-3791

    Village Branch

    • 85 Main Street
    • Haverstraw, NY 10927
    • Telephone: (845) 429-3445
    • Fax: (845) 429-7313