Basic Information

Phone: 518-295-7127

Fax: 518-295-7128


    • Monday:        11am – 6pm
    • Tuesday:       11am – 6pm
    • Wednesday:    closed
    • Thursday:      12pm – 7pm
    • Friday:           11am – 6pm
    • Saturday:        10am – 5pm
    • Sunday:           closed

Closed for New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

COVID: The Schoharie Free Library is currently operating under COVID-safety protocols. The public is allowed in the building, providing they are not currently positive for COVID, not experiencing COVID symptoms, and have not been exposed to individuals with COVID over the past two weeks. Properly-worn masks and social distancing are required regardless of vaccination status. During outdoor programs masks are only required if social distancing isn’t possible.  For more information, please see our full reopening plan

Address: Schoharie Free Library
103 Knower Avenue
P.O. Box 519
Schoharie, NY 12157-0519


1. I-88 to Exit 23
2. Rt. 30A to Rt. 30
3. Rt. 30 to Schoharie (Main Street)
4. Main Street to Bridge Street
5. Up Bridge Street one block to Knower Avenue; Library is on the corner

Borrowing books and other materials
Books, magazines, CDs, and audio books may be borrowed for 2 weeks. DVDS may be borrowed by adults only (age 16 and older) for 1 week. The overdue fine for all materials is 10 cents a day to a maximum of $5.00 per item. Materials may be renewed in person when the Library is open or 24 hours/day by calling the answering machine at 518-295-7127.  We will need to know your name and the item(s) you wish to renew.

Get a library card
Applications to get a library card are available at the library’s main desk. Applicants must show some form of photo ID, such as a valid driver’s license, and a piece of mail addressed to their current address. The card is accepted at ALL MVLS/SALS libraries in the eight counties of the joint system, subject to that library’s rules and regulations. Patrons between the ages of 5 and 15 may get a juvenile card.