About Us

Organization
The Palisades Free Library is an Association Library  and has been chartered by the New York State Department of Education.  The library contracts with the Town of Orangetown to provide public library services to its citizens.  The library is a member of the Ramapo Catskill Library System which is a cooperative of libraries that share materials through interlibrary loan.
 
Membership
We issue library cards to residents of Palisades and Sparkill.  Our programs may be limited by age group but are open to residents from all areas.  Registration is usually required.

Mission Statement

The Palisades Free Library enjoys a unique relationship with the hamlet of Palisades as a vibrant cultural landmark. The library’s mission is to promote, support and sustain this relationship through its work as a public resource for education, information, and enlightenment. It will continue to promote intellectual freedom and public discourse, as it adapts to the changing cultural and intellectual needs of its citizens. The Palisades Free Library endeavors to fulfill its mission through responsible governance, ensuring a consistent and durable future for itself and for the residents of Palisades.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees October 8, 2014.

Library Services

Reference
Our reference librarians can help you find a book or information. 
 
Computers
We have two computers for adults, one for teens, and one computer for children to use.  All three computers have access to the internet, printing, and Microsoft Office including, Word, Excel, Access, Publisher and Power Point.

Copies and Printing
Letter and Legal
Black and White          $.10
Color                           $.25

Ledger (11x17)  
Black and White          $.20
Color                           $.50
 
Wifi
The library has free wireless internet access throughout the building.

Faxing
Send a Fax                     $.20/fax (all pages)
Receive a Fax                 $.10/page
 
To send a fax, you must be present and complete a supplied cover page.  We will make 3 attempts to send your fax.  If unsuccessful we request you return at another time to try again.  Faxes are limited to domestic phone numbers only, no international calls are allowed.
 
A receipt will print for your successful fax. We are not responsible for the quality of the received fax including any missing pages, failed transmission or incomplete information. You are responsible to confirm receipt of your fax with the other party.
 
If you need us to receive a fax for you, you must notify the library.  We will notify you when the fax is received and have 3 days to pick up your fax.  If it is not picked up it will be discarded.
  
Meeting Room
The Palisades Free Library Community Meeting Room may be reserved for use by non-profit organizations. Individuals may use the room for studying when it is not scheduled for other purposes.

Meeting Room Policy

Visit this online guide for more information and to reserve the room.  Prefer to print out an application and submit it in the library? Click the following:

Meeting Room Application
Still have questions? Please call Maria Gagliardi at 845.359.0136.

Computer Instruction
Computer instruction for beginners is available for individuals or couples by appointment. Call (845) 359-0136 or e-mail pal@rcls.org to set up an appointment at a time that's convenient for you.
 
Homebound Deliveries
We will deliver (and pick up) books and select materials to Palisades and Sparkill residents who cannot leave their home due to age, illness, and/or physical disability. If you, or someone you know, is interested in this service, please download, complete, and return to the library the following application: Homebound Delivery Application