Normal Hours for Browsing and Computer Use

We are open our regularly scheduled hours for in-person browsing and computer use. If you prefer not to come inside, we are also open for curbside pickup so you can get your books, materials, or copies/faxes remotely. We also have grab-and-go crafts for kids. Please call the library at 287-0191 or email if you need any help at all selecting material, putting things on hold, need recommendations, or need print/fax services.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Federal Communications is asking for help to spread the word about the Emergency Broadband Benefit. This temporary program helps families struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Having a broadband connection is essential for households gain access to jobs, healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. Visit to learn more.

Friends of the Library Annual Geranium Sale

The annual Friends of the Library Geranium Sale will be held Friday, May 21st, 2021 from Noon to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Gouverneur Public Library. 

Robillard's Plant City is providing the geraniums again this year. Geraniums are available in red or pink for $4.00 each. Please make checks payable to: Friends of the Gouverneur Library

Orders need to be received by May 12th. Place your order by stopping in the library or phoning in your order at 315-287-0191. Pick up will be on the front lawn of the Gouverneur Library on May 21st. 

GO FISH! Fishing Rod Lending Program

You can use your library card to borrow adult and child fishing rods along with tackle boxes for up to one week.

If you have never been fishing before, we have instructions on casting as well as information on local fishing spots. Everyone over the age of 16 must possess a valid NYS Freshwater Fishing License to borrow. Licenses are available at most sporting goods stores, town clerks offices, DEC offices, and over the phone or online by visiting

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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