Coming Soon — Access by Appointment

Dansville Public Library Staff members have been  working steadily to provide books, movies, paperbacks, magazines — materials of ALL kinds.  Staff take your requests by whatever method works for you — telephone, email and list-in-the-book-drop.  Please stay in touch with us, and we will do the best we can while we wait for permission to borrow from other libraries in our System.  We want to assure you soon, very soon, the Library will allow appointments for in-house use of the collection, the computers, and the children’s materials in the very near future.  We will announce the start of these services as soon as we have everything prepared and modified.

In the meantime, for  suggestions of new items to borrow, go to the center of the homepage dansvillelibrary.org under “Re-Open Plans” and click on the new arrivals link at the bottom of that center column for the link listed here:  https://dansvillelibrary.org/arrivals/

We are answering requests for materials Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Call us at 585-335-6720.  We will schedule a time for you to pick up your materials.  You can also place your own holds on Dansville owned items using your card number at owwl.org.

A special note:  due to the nature of COVID-19, you may not want to enter the Library any time soon — our Staff will continue  pick up service at your convenience.  Or, let us know if you need delivery of materials, and we will arrange that service as well.  We are still your Library, we are still here for you, and we want to make sure you have what you need from your Library in whatever way you feel is safest and more convenient for YOU!  Give us a call!

Register to Borrow Online

So — you need to borrow from Dansville Public Library but you aren’t registered with us?  Problem solved!  Just fill out the self-registration form by clicking on the link below, and you can be registered FAST!

If you are already registered, we’ll update your information in our files and then we’ll be in touch.  If you aren’t registered, we’ll let you know, and send  your borrower’s card to you.  It’s that easy!   Here’s the link:

https://evergreen.owwl.org/eg/opac/register?physical_loc=775

For more information, call us at 585-335-6720 and welcome to Dansville Public Library!

Dansville-Owned Holds Available

The Dansville Public Library is pleased to announce LOCAL HOLDS ONLY are now available at owwl.org.  Step one:  Check in to your account.  Step two:  Choose DANSVILLE as the  OWWL library.   Step three:   Mark the box “Limit to available items.”

When your holds are placed we will pull them from the shelf and call you with a pick up time.  For help, please call us at 585-335-6720.

In the sample below, I chose WOMEN DETECTIVES as the subject and I selected ALL BOOKS.  It’s essential to choose “Dansville Public Library” and to select “Limit to available items” to save time and frustration.  Pioneer Library System will eventually open this feature to ALL libraries’ materials but only when the progress of reopening in NY Forward is safer to allow the regular interchange of materials from library to library.

Thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We hope to be open soon and we will keep you informed here.

Driveup Pickup Starts June 22

Dansville Public Library is offering Three Point LIMITED Driveup Service beginning Monday June 22.  Here are the 3 points.

  1.  HOLDS service NOT AVAILABLE at this time.
  2.  The only items you can borrow are those OWNED BY DANSVILLE.
  3.  Call 585-335-6720 to leave a message.  First look for Dansville items which are AVAILABLE in the OWWL catalog.

The Book Drop is open 24 hours for returns.  In-person access to the Library is not yet permitted.  We will keep you informed as we gradually work into our Reopening Phase.

THE BOOK DROP IS NOW OPEN!!

You can start bringing back the things you have checked out!  Thank you so much for taking good care of them all these many weeks.  Please watch here for announcements about the starting date of modified library services.  We will be VERY GLAD to see you again very soon!

Dansville Library Staff

THE BOOK DROP IS NOW OPEN!!

You can start bringing back the things you have checked out!  Thank you so much for taking good care of them all these many weeks.  Please watch here for announcements about the starting date of modified library services.  We will be VERY GLAD to see you again very soon!

Dansville Library Staff

Preparing to Reopen in Progress

“Hello” from all the Staff at Dansville Public Library!

Reopening is certainly a slow process! This week Staffers are preparing to get back to work. Carpets are cleaned & sanitized. We’ll be moving tables, chairs, desks, creating signs, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, getting those new books ready for the shelves!

Watch this page as we will announce HERE when you can return books! Give us a bit longer to start up checkouts! We sure appreciate your patience!

SOON! We promise!!

Preparing to Reopen in Progress

“Hello” from all the Staff at Dansville Public Library!

Reopening is certainly a slow process! This week Staffers are preparing to get back to work. Carpets are cleaned & sanitized. We’ll be moving tables, chairs, desks, creating signs, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, getting those new books ready for the shelves!

Watch this page as we will announce HERE when you can return books! Give us a bit longer to start up checkouts! We sure appreciate your patience!

SOON! We promise!!

Reopening When?

Dansville Public Library is working with the Pioneer Library System and will reopen during Phase 4 of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan.  Please check back HERE for more details as they become available.

In accordance with NY Forward, the Centers for Disease Control/Prevention, and  OSHA guidelines we are developing local reopening procedures.  In addition we are acquiring required Personal Protective Equipment and supplies so everyone can be safe when visiting the library.

We thank you for your patience!  We certainly miss all of YOU and look forward to serving the community again soon!