UPDATE: Monday, March 16, 2020: Steele Memorial Library is closing at 8pm this evening. That is one hour earlier than normal.
Book drops will be closed. Fines will be suspended.
Although there are no presumptive positive cases reported in Chemung County, we recognize these are extraordinary circumstances in which we find ourselves; which call for extraordinary measures to help ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of our community.
CCLD is committed to making decisions that are in the best interests of our patrons and staff, with this in mind we are taking a number of precautionary measures designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. All CCLD branches and Bookmobile are temporarily closing to the public beginning on March 17th through at least April 13th.
Please check back here for updates and more information.
Are there any library resources I can use while branches are closed?
Yes. The Library provides a wide array of digital offerings, including e-books, audiobooks, and movie streaming for borrowing on OverDrive, research databases, and access to a multitude of online resources.
What if my items are due? Will I accrue late fees?
The due dates for all checked-out circulating materials have been extended to April 13. No late fees should accrue on materials that were originally due during the closure period.
Can I drop off my materials in outdoor book drops?
Outdoor book drops will also be closed during this time period.
What if some of my holds are ready for pick up?
Holds that are listed as ready for pick-up will be held at the branches until April 15. Please disregard the pick-up by date listed in your account.
My library card is about to expire. How can I renew?
Patrons can call the Steele Memorial Library (607-733-9173) to update their accounts.
I have a question about my account? Is there anyone that can help me?
If you have any questions about your account or how to access digital resources please reach out to our Digital Reference Librarian, or call the Steele Memorial Library at (607-733-9173).
What You Can Do
Keep Yourself and Your Community Healthy
- Cover your mouth with a tissue or your upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Discard used tissues
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer that is 60–90% alcohol-based.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Practice social distancing. Try to keep an optimal six-foot distance from other people.
- Stay home if you are not feeling well or experiencing flu-like symptoms. Contact your doctor. Call 311 if you need connection to a medical professional.