Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Library Closed 2/15

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the Sidney Library and branches will be closed on Monday, February 15th 2016. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.


Library and Branches Closed 1/18

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Sidney Library and its branches in Masonville and Sidney Center will be closed on Monday, January 18th, 2016. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday the 19th.


Federal Tax Forms Will Be Limited

The Sidney Library will have a limited supply of federal income tax forms and instructions in the near future. We will no longer have access to reproducible federal forms. This is due to the continued growth in electronic filing (e-filing) and the IRS’s attempt to reduce costs.

Don’t worry: there are ways to get any federal form or instruction packet. The IRS website,, always has forms available for download. In addition, you can call and request forms be mailed to you. According to the IRS website:

You can call 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time to order current year forms, instructions and publications as well as prior year forms and instructions by mail. You will receive your order by mail, usually within 10 days.

We expect to have our regular supply of state income tax forms.


Winter Closing Policy

When the Sidney School District has a delay due to weather, the Sidney Library will still open at its regular time. On a day when the school day is canceled due to weather, the library will open at 11am.

School closings and delays are announced on WCDO radio, and are also listed on WBNG TV’s website. We will also try to keep you updated on our Facebook page.


Closed for New Year’s

In observance of the New Year’s holiday, the Sidney Library will close at 3pm on Thursday December 31st, 2015 and be closed on Friday January 1st, 2016. We will resume normal hours on Saturday.


Closed 12/24 and 12/25

In observance of the Christmas holiday, the Sidney Library will be closed on Thursday December 24th and Friday December 25th, 2015. We will resume normal hours on Saturday the 26th.


Sleigh Display

s10Come see a one-horse open sleigh that was built in Sidney NY! Thanks to Mr. John Johnston of Livingston Manor, the Sidney Library has a 1910 Portland Cutter sleigh on display in our main lobby. It has been restored and is in beautiful condition. Come see it while it is here for the month of December.


Library Closed 11/26

The Sidney Library will close at 3pm on Wednesday November 25th and be closed on Thursday, November 26th, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal hours on Friday.


Library Closed 11/11

In observance of Veterans’ Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. We will resume normal hours on Thursday.


Fine Forgiveness Week of 11/1

November 1 – 7, 2015 is Fine Forgiveness week at the Sidney Library. Bring in non-perishable food items (one per overdue fine) and your fines will be forgiven. Please note that we can only forgive fines on Sidney Library books and media.

All donations will be given to the local food pantry. Examples of non-perishables include cereal, pasta, canned soup, canned tuna, or peanut butter. You can also click here, which lists items most needed at food pantries. This is a great way to take care of your library fines while helping your community!