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Curbside Service Update

Beginning November 30, you no longer need an appointment to use our curbside pickup service! Simply pull up in one of the designated spots on Cayuga Street, and call us using the number on the sign to let us know you’re here. We’ll get your holds checked out and bring them to your car. Please let us know if you are picking up Book Bundles.

Also starting November 30, our afternoon hours are changing--we will open at 2:00 instead of 3:00. See below for our complete hours.

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TCPL Recommends, Fall 2020

Looking for a new book, movie, TV series, or podcast? Check out what TCPL staff have recently enjoyed.

 

 

 

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Express Browsing

We open for Express Browsing on December 1, following local and state health guidelines. Please note that the situation will evolve, and that we will update you as needed.

See below for answers to your most pressing questions!

What is Express Browsing?
We’re opening for limited, 30-minute browsing sessions during which you can select items to check out.

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Interlibrary Loan Service Announcement

As of September, 2020, we regret that we will no longer be able to offer Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL), which is the service that allows patrons to request books from libraries outside the Finger Lakes Library System (FLLS).

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Homeschool Resource Guide

Did you know that the library is a great resource for homeschooling families from programming to materials? We are here to support you whether you’re a seasoned homeschooler or just starting out. Here you will find an updated Homeschool Resource Guide with library programs and local resources listed, along with booklists of materials to help you in your homeschooling journey. Be sure to consider checking out a book bundle on a theme you may be teaching as well! We’re happy to support your teaching with the books and materials we have here.

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TCPL Recommends, Summer 2020

Looking for something good to read, watch, or listen to? TCPL staff have been busy this summer, compiling recommendations just for you! Many of the following are available to download or stream, and we've noted where you can find them online. Otherwise you can find them in our online catalog and place a hold for pickup!

Scroll through the list below or find it here.

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Beginning August 11, Internet and Copy/Fax/Print Services Return

We are pleased to announce that beginning Tuesday, August 11, 2020, limited Internet and Self-Service Copy/Fax/Print Services will be available in addition to our scheduled curbside and lobby hold pickup services. Patrons of all ages will be able to use the internet for 30 minutes per day to complete their Census, fill out job applications, print and scan documents, work on their resume and check their email. 

Hours for this service coincide with our in-lobby hours:

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RBdigital Discontinued as of June 30, 2020

It’s time to say goodbye to FLLS’s RBdigital Magazines. Due to impending budget cuts, FLLS and its member libraries, including TCPL,  will be focusing on high demand services such as ebooks and e-audiobooks. Our subscription to RBdigital Magazines will end on June 30, 2020. We apologize for the short notice.

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Calling All Submissions to TCPL's QuaranZine!

Hello from TCPL!

Since March 2020, Tompkins County has been in a state of quarantine in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, experiences have varied greatly. We're interested in capturing experiences, memories, and sentiments from this time (March-July 2020) in a digital community scrapbook we are calling TCPL’s QuaranZine. Using the links below, you will find leading questions to inspire your recollections. Feel free to fill out one, some, or all questions.

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Welcome Back!

Dear Readers,

Welcome back to TCPL!

We are truly delighted to share our books and more, once again. Your patience with the process that puts safety first is greatly appreciated.  

This limited borrowing system will be in place until we can safely gather and handle materials without quarantining them first. We anticipate offering additional services after mid-July, with computer and internet access being our first priority.  

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Curbside & In-Lobby Pickup

We are pleased to announce our June 15, 2020 limited reopening for curbside and in-lobby pickup of TCPL library materials! See below for answers to your most pressing questions. (Updated November 30, 2020)

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Letter to the Community, May 2020

Dear Library Community,

First, we miss you and hope this letter finds you safe and well.  

As New York begins the reopening process, we are looking forward to seeing you all again, and sharing physical library materials and programs as well as electronic and virtual resources. Why, then, did we make the decision for Tompkins County Public Library to remain fully closed through June 30?

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