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To our community:
It is after significant consideration that Tompkins County Public Library made the decision to close through April 13 because of our responsibility to the community in limiting the spread of the Coronavirus. You can still access many online resources at www.tcpl.org.
We are aware of the impact this has on our community, and understand the difficulty this may cause. Our library is a gathering place for everyone. And we know we are a specific place of refuge for vulnerable individuals and a gathering place for families. This was not an easy decision.
Libby, by Overdrive The library has added more titles to increase our e-collection as this time.
Many Books A collection of over 50,000 ebooks. ManyBooks has grown into a platform where self-publishing authors have the opportunity to introduce their work to our community and new books are uploaded to our site daily - provided they comply to our quality standards.
Letter to the Community
Information Guide for COVID-19
In response to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Tompkins County Public Library has taken precautions that may help limit the spread of the virus in accordance with recommended practices. TCPL continues to offer access to books, public computers, Wi-Fi, reference services, and a variety of resources and computers dedicated to the 2020 US Census.
Comment: I am wishing for free books and a vending machine at the library.
Response: Thank you for sharing your library wishes with us. Did you know that when you participate in our summer reading program, you can choose a free book to keep? And we hope you enjoy borrowing all the books you can enjoy for free all year long. Did you know there are snack, movie, and even book vending machines? We will put these ideas on our wish list too.
Wednesday, October 2, 6 pm – 9 pm at Cinemapolis
September 2019 Patron Comments
Comment: I used the restroom today and noticed they have been retro-fitted with handicap access. Fantastic! Thank you for following through on this.
Response: Thank you for alerting us to this oversight. We are happy to have improved access thanks to our County Facilities support. And we are also working on adding a better transition from the hall to the restroom to allow wheelchairs better access.