Public Library


Books, magazines, audio tapes, books on tape, maps, pamphlets and newspapers.

4-week loan with one 2-week renewal. The collection is found on both levels of the library; ask at either service desk for assistance.

Reference Service
Our reference service is located on the lower level. You may also phone in your questions.

Plain-paper copier upstairs; 2 paper sizes, one-sided copies. Micro-film and microfiche printers downstairs. 

Art Print
Art prints circulate for 6 months.

Polaroid Impulse Cameras
Available for 2-week loans; patron supplies film.

Tax Forms
We participate in both Federal and NYS "Tax Forms in Libraries" programs. Reproducible forms available all year.

Book Sale
Continuous sale of withdrawn and donated books at low prices. 

You may request that an item currently unavailable be tagged and held for you. A small service fee covers processing and notification costs. 

Large Print Books
Our collection contains over 1,500 volumes; about 60 new titles are added annually.

May be borrowed for 3 days; limit of 3 per household per day; 3-day renewal.


Books, magazines, references, books/cassettes and audio tapes.

Material is available for children ages preschool through teen. Our Parent Collection includes works about child development and parents as reading partners.

Story Hours for Children Ages 3 and Up
Mondays at 10:30 AM, Thursdays at 7:00 PM all year, and Saturdays at 10:30 AM during the school year.

Summer Reading Program

After school ends, the fun begins! Each year a different theme promotes reading and organizes programs designed to expose kids to new experiences, new books and new friends.

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange
Bring in you old puzzles, take home new ones! For adults as well as kids.


Home Delivery
Books, magazines and audio tapes are circulated to the homebound and those in local nursing homes twice monthly. Each month, borrowers receive 150-200 items through this program.

Interlibrary Loan
Books and magazine articles not owned by this library are available through a network comprised of over 80 libraries from Wellsville to Delhi to Ithaca; requests may be forwarded to any library in the U.S. if our network fails to produce the wanted item. A small service fee covers the costs of processing and notification.

For curbside deposit of all materials except videotapes. Oversize books should be returned directly to the desk.

Helen G. Thacher History Room
Located on the lower level, it contains some rare and scarce historical materials, the Vertical File, the History File, and our circulating history collection. Of interest to genealogists is our collection of the Evening Tribune and its predecessors on microfilm, from 1851 to date. Also available are city directories and many Hornell School Yearbooks.

Library Hours
Monday 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday 10 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 8 PM 
Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM

Closed Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Also closed on Holidays.