The Hudson Valley Region of New York State is home to a diverse assortment of public libraries forming the Mid-Hudson Library System.
Patrons of one library can order books, music, and films from any of the sixty-six libraries and have them delivered to their home library. A library card is free for residents, you just need a photo ID and proof of residency (usually a utility bill) to obtain one.
The Online Public Access Catalog can be found here: http://www.midhudsonlibraries.org/.
A complete list of public libraries with links to their respective websites can be found here: http://midhudson.org/libraries/.
There are several academic libraries as well that offer varying services to community members.
- Bard College http://www.bard.edu/library/
- Columbia-Greene Community College http://www.sunycgcc.edu/library/LibHours.cfm
- Dutchess Community College http://www.sunydutchess.edu/academics/library/
- Hudson Valley Community College https://www.hvcc.edu/lrc/
- Marist College http://library.marist.edu/
- SUNY New Paltz http://library.newpaltz.edu/
- SUNY Ulster https://www.sunyulster.edu/library/
- United States Military Academy: West Point http://www.usma.edu/library/SitePages/Home.aspx
- Vassar College http://library.vassar.edu/