Frequently Asked Questions

You contact us via email by using our website contact form, or call one of our libraries.
Our library addresses and hours of operations can be found on our website.
Frequently asked catalog search questions and answers can be found on the STARCat help page. Or, you can download the STARCat Quick Start Guide to learn about searching, placing holds, and more.
Libby App Help – Meet Libby, the new app from OverDrive for reading and listening to digital titles from your local library. Overdrive Help Videos – Video tutorials for transferring eBooks and audiobooks to all types of devices.

Printable Text Instructions (PDF):

Tablets & Smartphones (except Amazon Kindle Fire devices)

Kindle Fire Tablets

Black & White Kindles

Other Black & White eReaders

Important Links:

Overdrive: http://stls.lib.overdrive.com

Adobe Digital Editions: http://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html (not necessary for Kindle or tablet users)

Register for an Adobe ID: https://tinyurl.com/get-free-adobe-id (only necessary if using Adobe Digital Editions)
Your user ID is a 13-digit number, located on the back of your library card. Your PIN, by default, is the last four digits of your phone number (whatever phone number you reported to the library when you signed up for a card).
There are several ways to renew borrowed materials. You can do it online, by phone, or by visiting one of our libraries. If renewing online, visit our catalog page, click “my account”, and login with your library card number and PIN to view your checkouts and access the renewal feature.

Note: The system will not allow you to renew items if:

You have already renewed the item twice There are fines on your account of $5.00 or greater Another patron has requested a hold for the item You are trying to renew a video or DVD (not renewable) You have more than 4 overdue items.

To renew materials by phone, simply call one of our branch libraries during our operating hours. Make sure to have your library card ready when you call.

Big Flats Library: (607) 562-3300
Horseheads Free Library: (607) 739-4581
Steele Memorial Library: 607-733-9173
Van Etten Library: (607) 589-4755
West Elmira Library: (607) 733-0541

You can also renew materials in person by visiting one of our branch libraries, or at any of the Southern Tier Library System libraries.
Books can be placed on hold by calling your library or via the online catalog. For help placing holds from the catalog, visit the catalog help page.
Contact your local library to learn more about the types of volunteer jobs available. Typical volunteer jobs include: adopt-a-shelf, weeding and shelving books, cleaning, assisting with programs or story hours, coordinating a book club, genealogy indexing (Steele), and other special projects.

Download our volunteer application or pick one up at your local branch. Complete the application and return it to the library where you are interested in volunteering.
Complete and return the memorials request form to one of or libraries.
Yes, CCLD has Wi-Fi at all of the branches. The password is posted at each location.