New at TCPL: Hoopla and Kanopy
Now you can download and stream even more content with your TCPL card! Have you tried Hoopla or Kanopy?
With Hoopla, you can borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, comics, and magazines and enjoy everywhere you have a screen--your computer, your phone, even your TV! Hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform and it's all FREE with your library card.
Celebrating National Library Workers Day on April 25
In celebration of National Library Workers Day (April 25th), we, the undersigned, urge Tompkins County residents to recognize the essential work done by the staff of our public libraries. Today’s public libraries are both familiar and constantly evolving. Along with books, movies, music, electronic resources, and periodicals, our libraries offer programming, computer classes, seeds for your garden, genealogy assistance, public bathrooms, space to meet, study, and play, and cozy chairs.
15th Annual READATHON!
The 2023 READATHON is scheduled for Saturday, April 15, and will include readers in-person at TCPL, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, as well as pre-recorded video readers to follow.
Movies at TCPL
Movie showings are back at TCPL! We will be screening films for our Awesome Bad Movie series monthly here at the library. The first film we will be screening is The Apple, a rock musical from the 80s set in futuristic 1994. Alphie and Bibi take part in a music competition and are offered a record contract to become pop stars. Bibi wants to sign right away, but Alphie isn't so sure. Should they sign? Or should they stay true to their folk singer/songwriter ways? Join us on Thursday, March 23 at 6pm in the Digital lab to find out.
2023 Call for Poetry
TCPL is looking for short poems by local poets for Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 27. Guidelines and the submission form can be found at tcpl.org/poetry. If you have any questions, you can email email@example.com.
Take a look at last year's TCPL Poem in Your Pocket Day Anthology, which had the theme of courage.
Will Eisner Week, March 1-7
Will Eisner Week is held every March, celebrating comics, graphic novel literacy, free speech, and the legacy of comics legend Will Eisner. This year, we'll be celebrating with a series of virtual and in-person events! Find out more at the links below.
2022 Income Tax Information
2022 Income Tax Forms and Instruction Booklets Available at Tompkins County Public Library
The forms and booklets listed below are now available at TCPL, and are located at our near the copiers/printers. Additional forms that are not listed can be printed upon request. Please visit the library's Adult Services reference desk for assistance. Our reference desk can also be reached by email - firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling us at 607-272-4556.
New: TCPL Academy Tutorials!
We have exciting news! TCPL is partnering with Niche Academy to provide our patrons with a new digital resource: Tompkins County Public Library Academy. The TCPL Academy is a collection of self-paced tutorials you can use to get started with some of our more popular services, such as Libby and Tumblebooks for ebooks, Mango for language learning, JobNow for employment assistance, and HeritageQuest for genealogy research.
TCPL Announces New Director Leslie Tabor
The Tompkins County Public Library Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Leslie Tabor as Library Director, effective November 28.
“It's a thrill to be selected to serve the Tompkins County community as library director,” says Tabor. “Leading teams, encouraging and helping others, and connecting people with information are passions at the heart of my career, and it’s an honor to contribute those passions to the Tompkins County Public Library.”
Legal Resources Guide
Legal Resources for Tompkins County and MoreTompkins County, NY | Legal Assistance | Online Resources | Primary Law
Tompkins County, New York
3rd Appellate Division / 6th Judicial District
Goulish Good Fun at TCPL!
Looking for a good spine-tingling read? We have booklists filled with thrills, chills and things that go bump in the night! Or, maybe you are looking for a good horror movie to scare you silly? We have hundreds of horror movies in our film collection to give you a good fright.
Director Candidate Presentation on September 21
The Tompkins County Public Library Board of Trustees invites the community to the second finalist candidate presentation for the position of library director on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. Organized by the Library Director Search Committee, the presentation is an opportunity for the public to hear directly from the finalist.
Director Candidate Presentation on September 15
The Tompkins County Public Library Board of Trustees invites the community to a finalist candidate presentation for the position of library director on Thursday, September 15 at 5:30 p.m. Organized by the Library Director Search Committee, the presentation is an opportunity for the public to hear directly from the finalist.
National Search for New Library Director Underway
The search for a new director for Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) is actively underway with a national advertising campaign and a 15-member search committee. Interested applicants are encouraged to review online information about the library and the position and to apply on the Tompkins County Human Resources application site by July 1, 2022.
Take and Make STEAM Kits: UV Bead Bracelets!
Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at TCPL have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. Please check the Sciencenter for available kits.
Explore light with UV bead bracelets!