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Library & Beyond

The Catskill Public Library and Palenville Branch Library are happy to provide a selection of online expansions to our collections. Listed below are services available to Catskill and Palenville patrons that include eBooks, eMagazines, Audiobooks, and more! 

Use of online catalogs requires Library Account sign-in. 

MHLS Catalog Help Center

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A compendium of help documents for navigating the Mid-Hudson Library System catalog and Library Account services.


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Libby is a collection of digital items available through the Mid-Hudson Library System. It offers eBooks, Audiobooks, Videos, and eMagazines. Patrons can create wish lists, place holds, and review loan history of digital items! 

Libby, a companion app to OverDrive, provides access to the same collection available on OverDrive, but allows patrons a different viewing and user experience. Catskill and Palenville patrons have access to additional databases through their Libby app: ArtistWorks, Craftsy, LawDepot, Method Learning, and Universal Class.

Libby Extras

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Catskill Public Library and Palenville Branch Library patrons have access to the following additional databases through Libby. Find them in the Libby app or click below to access the websites!

ArtistWorks: Music lessons from award-winning music professionals.

Craftsy: Tutorials for all kinds of creative makers, including quilting, sewing, painting, and baking.

LawDepot: Library of legal documents and resources.

Method Learning: ACT and SAT test prep, including tutoring, classes, and test prep.

Universal Class: 500+ online courses in a variety of fields.


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hoopla is a digital catalog of movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows. hoopla content can only be accessed with a Catskill Public Library Card, and only 5 items per month may be loaned.

World Book Online

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World Book Online is an online encyclopedia for Pre K – Grade 5 students. Resources include timelines in different subjects, games, and activities. Find full offerings on the World Book website or click below to access individual resources!

World Book Kids: Content for elementary-aged children. Includes teaching tools, science projects, games and more.

World Book Student: Content for cross-curricular learning. Includes Biography Center, research guides, and translations into 100+ languages.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos: Spanish-learning and ELL reference tool for beginners! Allows toggling between English and Spanish and includes videos, activities, and visual prompts!

World Book Early Learning: Content for preschoolers. Includes videos, activities, guided reading program, lesson plans and more!

World Book Timelines: Have access to hundreds of pre-generated timelines or create your own timelines for research!


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TumbleBooks is a digital collection of fiction and non-fiction books, activities, and more for young students. The collection includes eBooks, Graphic Novels, Read-Alongs, Language Learning resources, National Geographic Videos, Puzzles and Games!

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Catskill Public Library & Palenville Branch Library

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Tuesday: 11am-6:30pm
Wednesday: 11am-6:30pm
Thursday: 11am-6:30pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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Palenville Branch Library

Monday: 9am-12pm
Tuesday: 11am-5pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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