CHECK OUT materials in the Normanskill Room (use side entrance):

1) Request materials by searching the UHLS catalog at the top of our home page here; through the UHLS app; or by calling 518.456.2400.

2) We’ll notify you when your items are ready for pickup.

3) Park in the library’s main lot during these hours:

Monday – Wednesday – Friday:  9:30 am – 6 pm

Tuesday – Thursday:  9:30 am – 9 pm

Saturday:  10 am – 2 pm

Sunday:  1:30 – 4 pm

Summer Hours:  Closed Sundays during July & August

4) Call 518.456.2400 when you arrive.

5) Wearing a mask and following social distancing protocols, pick up your materials on a table in the Normanskill Room.  Hand sanitizer is available.  

NO FINES are being assessed at the present time. If you happen to receive a UHLS notice regarding a fine owed, please email us at:   

The main library is NOT open to the public at this time, except for side door entry to the Normanskill Room.  Please follow signs.


RETURN borrowed items to the parking lot sheds 24/7 – closed on holidays.

Look for the designated return shed.  All materials are quarantined 6 days, then reshelved on Day 7.

Please note:  It may take 10 days or more for materials to be recorded as returned on your account.  All fines are still waived.  


Circulation / Checkout Questions?  Call us at 518.456.2400 or email us at

General / Reference Questions?  Call us at 518.456.2400 or email us at

We look forward to serving you! 


Our COVID-19 Reopening Safety Plan, as required by New York State, is posted here.


Q:  When will the library’s construction project be completed?

A:  This project, approved by Guilderland voters in May, 2019, is expected to be completed at the end of August, 2021.  More information may be found here.

Q:  Do you offer public browsing?

A:  Not at this time – due to rising COVID-19 cases, causing many local libraries to shut down public browsing, plus our major construction project.  Significantly less usable interior space makes maintaining social distancing inside the library especially challenging.  We hope to open up the main area of the library in the near future, when considered safe and based on established metrics  – please stay tuned!

Q:  Are you offering programs at this time?

A:  YES!  Please check our Events calendar for virtual program options.  We are constantly adding new offerings, so check back often!

Q:  How do I keep updated on library happenings?

A:  We encourage you to stay tuned for updates on our web page, Facebook, GPL Kids and Families Facebook page, Instagram and in weekly e-News blasts and monthly newsletters.  To subscribe to our weekly e-news and monthly newsletters, click here.  Also, check out our YouTube channel.

Q:  How can I get in touch with you?

A:  For general questions and to order materials:  call us at 518.456.2400, or email us at
For Circulation, Curbside Pickup, Fines (which are still waived), library cards:  call us at 518.456.2400 or

We appreciate your cooperation and patience, and look forward to serving you to the best of our ability, with safety remaining our highest priority.  Stay well!


Updated 5.25.2021 – LMN