Using the Library

Penn Yan Public Library General Policy 

Hours   The Library is open from 9 AM to 7:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays.

Holiday Closings

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday)

President’s Day (Monday)

Memorial Day (Monday)

July 4

Labor Day (Monday)

Columbus Day (Monday)

Veteran’s Day (November 11)

Thanksgiving Day

1 PM on Christmas Eve (December 24)

Christmas (December 25)

New Year’s Eve (December 31)

When July 4, Veteran’s Day (November 11), Christmas (December 25), or New Year’s Day (January 1) fall on a Sunday, the Library will close on the following Monday.

Patron Registration Requirements (Patron Account)                                

  • Special First Library Cards (ages 0-5) require the signature of a parent or guardian and an ID which may be the parent’s to prove address.  These cards may only be used to check out children’s materials.
  • Children’s cards (age 6-15) require the signature of a parent or guardian and an ID which may be the parent’s to prove address.
  • Adult cards (16 or older) require ID with name and current mailing address.
  • Library materials may be checked out on PYPL cards.
  • A fee of $1 will be required for the replacement of a lost or damaged Library card.

Renewals 

Two renewals of loan periods per item are granted dependent upon: material type and the presence of a request for the material by another patron (a hold).  More renewals may be granted upon staff discretion.