Using the Library Catalog

To search our library and other libraries for books, videos and audio books: go to the Books & More tab and click on the Classic Catalog link . In the search box window type the name of the author, the title or the subject you are seeking. If our library owns the book, it will indicate the status of the book; "checked out" and "due date" tells you when it may be available. "In transit" means it is on the way to another library. "Checked in" indicates it is on the shelves. Once you have made your selection by clicking on the title more information will be found.

In addition, there will be subject headings in the entry, and on the left side bar that lets you surf for more information. If the book is not in our library, there is a button bar below the entry that takes you to other libraries to continue the search.

Placing a Request

Once you have found the book, you may place a request for it by clicking on the request bar. Enter your 14-digit barcode number from your library card and your 4-digit pin number (it's the last four digits of your phone number when registered). Then, confirm your request. We will email or call you to let you know when the book is delivered to the Plattsburgh Public Library.

Borrowing from Other Libraries

If the item you want to borrow is not available at Plattsburgh Public Library, you can request it from another library and it will be delivered as soon as it is available. Patron requests and renewals may delay delivery of items.  If the item is not in the catalog, fill out a Book Request slip at the Circulation desk and we will check libraries outside of our system catalog or consider purchasing the item for our collection.

Renewing a Book

Click on "Items out." Check those to be renewed. Click on "renew."

  • Books (including paperbacks) circulate for a 28-day period
  • Books may be renewed in person, online and over the phone
  • New bestseller list books may be borrowed for 14 days and may be renewed if no one is waiting for the title

Address: Plattsburgh Public Library
19 Oak Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2810

Phone: (518) 563-0921
Fax: (518) 563-7539


Library Hours

Monday, Friday & Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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