Job Announcement

LIBRARY MANAGER: The Gouverneur Public Library is seeking a full-time library manager.  Duties include budget input, evaluation of personnel, collection development, strengthening community relations, facility maintenance.  Bachelor degree required, library experience preferred.  Computer skills essential including maintenance of website.  Salary commensurate with experience and education.  Obtain application form on website - goulib@ncls,org.  Send completed form and complete resume to:

J. Lahtinen,

18 Caroline Street

Gouverneur, NY 13642

Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2020.

Download Application

Curbside Coming July 1st

The Reading Room Association staff misses you!

We will be in the library June 29th busy preparing the library (following COVID regulations) for future reopening. Services will be modified and provided in stages and may change. Dates are to be determined for each stage that follows our Curbside service which will start July 1st! Check out our website and Facebook page for updates and details. Join the online Summer Reading Program which begins July 1st - August 7th.

Curbside Book Service
Starting on July 1st  patrons with an active library card can pick
up materials!
Weekly Hours of Service: 
Monday 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 12:00PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 12:00PM - 5:00PM

How to Request Items:

1. Go online and request materials at or call us during curbside service hours 315-287-0191
2. Sign into the catalog system using your library card number. (Your PIN should be the last 4 digits of your phone number. If this does not work, please call or email the library to have a PIN changed for you.)
3. Place a hold on the items you'd like to check-out.
*Only books available at Gouverneur library can be ordered
Interlibrary loan deliveries are not running.

*Please allow 24 hours for us to process your order.
How to Pick-up & Return Items:
1.Call the library at (315) 287-0191 upon your arrival during hours of service.
2. Pick up your order outside on the handicap ramp entrance. Your books will already be checked out and in a bag for you.

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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