The library is closed until further notice. We are unaware of any cases of coronavirus originating from the library. The closure is designed to mitigate public contact and adhere to social distancing recommendations from New York State.
Frequently Asked Questions
- All programs through April have been cancelled.
- We will be issuing full refunds for all paid programs.
- There will be no April newsletter
Late fines will not be assessed on overdue items during the closure period. Please be aware that items may not be checked in right away.
You may receive automated courtesy notices during this time. These can be ignored.
Currently held items may be picked up when the library reopens. Reserve requests will be filled after the library reopens.
Please hold onto library materials and return them when the library reopens. Late fines will not be assessed during the closure period. Please be aware that there may be a delay in returned items being checked back in.
If you want to use a printable pass, please be aware that many museums are closed, so please check with the museum before you head out. Museum passes that must be picked up are not available.
Meeting room applications are not being accepted during the closure period.
We are unable to process passport applications during the closure period. Existing appointments will be rescheduled when we reopen. For the status of other passport agencies and centers, go to travel.state.gov for the latest information.
Filing Tax Returns While Tax-Aide Service is Suspended
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide service has been suspended as of March 16 until further notice. A top priority is protecting those most at risk of contracting the coronavirus, including Tax-Aide volunteers and taxpayers. Note that AARP Foundation Tax-Aide does not offer online or drop-off tax service. The filing deadline for both Federal and NY returns has been extended to July 15.
The following are options to consider for taxpayers who have yet to file:
- Wait until Tax-Aide service resumes. Note for taxpayers receiving a refund they have three years to file their 2019 federal return and receive any refund due without incurring any penalty. Updates on the resumption of Tax-Aide service will be posted on the Tax-Aide Site Locator web page.
- Or, for taxpayers who cannot wait until Tax-Aide service resumes, there are several self-preparation commercial software offerings available or they can investigate the free-file options or seek a professional preparer.
- Taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline, can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. The extension may also be filed online.
- Taxpayers can get a rough idea of their tax situation using the 2020 IRS tax withholding estimator or one of the many estimated tax calculators available on the Internet.
Using the Library Online
There are a number of ways to access your library from home, including: