Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Closed Columbus Day 10/12

In observance of Columbus Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, October 12th, 2015. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday the 13th.


Try Our New Piano

The public is welcome to try out our recently donated Chickering and Sons baby grand piano. It is located in the Smart Community Room and is open to anyone who reads and signs our Piano Use Policy (located at the circulation desk). Just check in with a staff member to make sure the piano is available.

Thanks to Hugh Thornton for this generous donation.


Sunday Hours Resume 9/13

Beginning this Sunday, September 13th 2015, the Sidney Library will resume its normal Sunday hours. We will be open on Sundays from 1-4pm.


Library Closed – Monday 9/7

In observance of Labor Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, September  7, 2015. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.


Library Closed 7/4

In observance of Independence Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4th 2015. (Don’t forget – we are also closed on Sundays in July & August.) We will resume normal hours on Monday, July 6th.


Closed Sundays This Summer

Just a reminder that the Sidney Library is closed on Sundays in the summertime. On weekends we will only be open on Saturdays. Sunday hours will resume after Labor Day.


No Holds Through 6/26/15

Due to a system upgrade, no holds can be placed from Tuesday, June 23 – Friday, June 26, 2015.

This means we are not able to reserve items for you if you come in to the library. Also, if you normally place holds online through the 4CLS website, they will not save to your account during this time.

The system should be back to normal on Saturday, June 27th.

Sorry for the inconvenience!


Get Free eBook or Audiobook Now Through 6/23

The Sidney Library and Four County Library System are participating in an event called Big Library Read. Think of it as a worldwide book club.

Now through 6/23/15, you are invited to participate by borrowing a digital copy of the suspense novel Eyes On You by Kate White. Both ebook and audiobook versions are available, and you will receive the copy immediately – there is no waiting list. Thank you to the Overdrive company and the publishers of this book for making so many copies available to our patrons!


Get Caught Listening

June is Get Caught Listening month, a nationwide campaign to promote the joys of audiobooks. They are a great companion for those who travel often or have a long commute to work. The Sidney Library is proud to offer a variety of audiobooks:

  • Next to our public computers, there is an entire wall of fiction and non-fiction audiobooks on CD, sorted by author.
  • Our patrons can also access audiobooks via the 4CLS Download Zone. To log in, you will need is your library card number and pin number. (If you have questions about your pin number, please call the library during business hours and we will help you!)


Library Budget Passes

Thank you so much to the voters of the Sidney Central School District, who recently voted 308-53 to approve our library budget. Because of your support, we will be able to continue to offer books and other media, children’s programs, computer classes, and much more.