The Reading Room Association of Gouverneur will be closed starting Monday March 16th until further notice, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Board of Trustees of the Reading Room Association of Gouverneur is closing following recommendations of the New York Library Association and to minimize the opportunity for staff and community members to be exposed to the virus.

Coronavirus Closure Plan approved by the Board of Trustees on March 15th. That plan indicated that the library would close once the School District of Gouverneur closed.

This plan calls for:

  • Phone messages and emails to be monitored by library staff throughout the week
  • eBooks eAudiobooks, and eMagazines, – can be downloaded from the website and corresponding apps (Libby, OverDrive, Flipster) for free
  • Patron Use of Databases from home
  • No late fines for materials — patrons can keep the items they have borrowed and will not incur any late fines during the closure

Come Join Us for a Free Program


Frauds, Scams and Identity Theft Prevention Talk

Older adults are a facorite target for con artists. These criminals use personal information, persistence and intimidation to swindle money from seniors. Be prepared and learn how to protect yourself. Come to our talk with David Long, Ed. D. Scam Prevention Outreach Presenter

Wednesday, April 8th.


Mobile Mammography Van

The mobile mammography van from Upstate University Hospital will be visiting the Gouverneur Library at 60 Church Street on November 21st   12- 5 pm


Preregistration is required 

Phone: 315-464-2582 


In Person at the Library: on November 4th, from 11am to 2pm


Welcome to the Reading Room Association of Gouverneur!


Mission Statement

The mission of the Reading Room Association of Gouverneur is to maintain and improve the quality of life for all citizens of our community by providing resources and programs that enhance and contribute to individual knowledge, enlightenment, and enjoyment.  In partnership with local institutions the Library continues to encourage a commitment to life-long learning in all patrons.


Vision Statement

The Reading Room Association of Gouverneur is a vital public resource that will continue to serve the community as a gateway to an expanding world of knowledge.  The Library will achieve its vision and its goals with a philosophy that welcomes change and innovation.  We will be committed to maintaining a viable collection of materials and keeping pace with technology.

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