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Sa: 10:00am - 4:00pm,   Su: Closed (12pm -4pm June-September)

Code of Conduct

Click here to see the code of conduct all of our patrons are subject to.


Library staff may take photos & video at any event occurring on library property. Photos may be used for promotion of future library events. Photos may be used in social media, newsletters, e-blasts, and print advertising. Photos used in print advertising require a signed consent form. If your photo is chosen for print advertising you will be asked to sign a consent form. It is your choice whether you’d like to consent or not.

If you would prefer not to have yourself or your child photographed during library programs, please let a staff member know prior to the start of the program.

Getting a Library Card

You need the following to get a library card:

  • Photo ID

  • Proof of Address

  • Address must be within our district ( Monticello Central School District - Towns of Forestburgh, Thompson and portions of the Town of Bethel)

Bring these in to the library and our staff can walk you through the process. Once we have all your information we'll give you an initial card that allows:

  • 1 Adult book

  • 2 Children's books

You'll have to use this initial card until you receive your complete card in the mail. If you don't receive your card within a week, please call (845)794-4660 or come to the library to resolve the issue. 

Do not loan this card to anyone else, and notify us promptly in the event of an address change or loss of card. 

Under 18

Minors can receive cards as long as they can write their name and are accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Using our Library

With our library card you can:

  • Access all 47 libraries in the RCLS system

  • Take out up to 50 books (with some restrictions)

  • 4 7-day movie rentals and 3 3-day movie rentals.

  • Use our computers

  • Access our digital collection on OverDrive and Libby

Print material can be borrowed for 14 days, new fiction titles cannot be renewed. DVD's can be borrowed as long as indicated ( 3-day or 7-day ).

Fines and Fees

  • Overdue print materials from our library are $0.10 per item per day our library is open.

  • DVD overdue fines are as follows:

    • 3-day: $2.00 per item per day our library is open

    • 7-day: $1.00 per item per day our library is open

  • ILL fines are determined by the lending library.

  • Copies are $0.15/page for black and white, $0.35 for color. We only copy on 8.5 by 11 inch paper.

  • Forgotten library card: $0.25.

  • Replacing a library card: $2.00

  • You will be charged the full cost of a lost/damaged item.

If you have more than $10.00 in fines you will not be able to borrow from our library. 

Using our computers

We have PC's dedicated to patron use, all you need to use them is a library card. Once you pick your station you will be prompted to put in your library card number found on the back of your card. Read through our user agreements and once accepted you'll have the familiar Windows desktop, with some limitations:

  • We don't allow you to explore files already stored on the computer

  • We don't allow you to download or save anything to the computer, computers may not be altered in any way ( we do let you download and save to a personal flash/USB/pen drive ).

  • We will sell you a flash drive for $2.50

  • Your session is limited to 45 minutes, with 2 15-minute extensions if there's no queue or reservations. Once your sessions ends the computer restarts, nothing is saved.

  • You are limited to 1 session a day, no matter it's length. You are not allowed to use a guest pass later in the afternoon to return to the computers.

  • You may print as usual, but it won't be released until you've paid. It's $0.15/page for black and white, $0.35/page for color. You can put money on your library card for printing with us, just let our staff know. We only print on 8.5 by 11 inch paper.

We do our best to keep the computers up to date and able to meet your demands, feel free to leave a note for our tech support if we're missing something. If at anytime you feel lost, please ask our staff for assistance.  

Using our computers without a library card.

We offer guest passes to use our computers, these come with the same rules listed above in addition to the following:

  • You need to present some form of photo ID

  • You can only use a guest pass 3 times before you need a card.

We also offer a computer card for $3, when purchased you get computer access for a year. 


The library has a FAX machine for the staff only


Wi-Fi is available throughout the library, our SSID is "EB Crawford Library". It's free and has no password.  We cannot guarantee the speed of the Wi-Fi.

Inter-Library Loan (ILL)

If you can't find what you're looking for at our library, there may be another library in our system that has it. In this case you can order it at our library, online through our catalog, or by phone. We receive regular shipments from our fellow libraries, once processed we will notify you, in the way that you specified, that your item is available to be picked up. You will be told how long we can hold on to the item, if you do not pick it up in time we send it back (no exceptions). 

All material ordered and borrowed through ILL are subject to the owning libraries policies. 

Room Reservations

Rooms Available:

  • The Robert D. Norris Community Room located on the first floor (seats 75)

    • Available Equipment: Projector and Screen, DVD Player, portable microphone, podium.

    • Apply to Danielle DiStefano at ddistefano@rcls.org or 845-794-4660, ext. 6

  • The Study Room located on the first floor. Reservation must be made in person and lasts for 2.5 hours.

Please click here for more details and the full policy on room use.