Your Online Library Account »

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Use your Online Account to reserve and renew library materials online from any computer that is connected to the Internet.

How to Login to your online account:

  • go to Library Catalog
  • click "Log In" at the top right of the screen
  • enter your library card number
  • in the PIN box, enter your PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number)

Having problems logging in? Please contact us.

Library Cards  »

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Residents living in Piermont or Sparkill may obtain a library card from the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. Simply show photo I.D. with proof of address and fill out a brief application form. If your photo I.D. does not have the correct address, please bring another reliable proof of address such as a utility bill. Replacement of a lost library card costs $1.

Your library card provides access to the library's collection of books, periodicals, DVDs, books on CD, music CDs and special collections as well as ebooks, digital audioboooks, online language learning, online continuing education, free downloadable music, digital databases, museum passes and eReaders.

You may use your Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library card at all 47 libraries within the Ramapo Catskill Library System, or request materials from these libraries through interlibrary loan. Some materials may be restricted from circulation or interlibrary loan and all items are subject to the rules and regulations of the lending library.

Mailing List Subscriptions »

We send email updates about our programs through the following mailing lists. Please join them to receive these notifications.

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PreOverdue Notices via Email »

Sign-up to receive your overdue notices and reserve book pick-up via E-mail.

You will receive E-mail notices alerting you to upcoming due dates. You will also be notified via e-mail when your reserved material is ready for you to pick-up.

Materials-by-Mail for the homebound »

Any person residing within the Piermont Library District who is unable to come to the library because of limited mobility, illness or handicap is eligible to have materials delivered by mail. Eligibility will be determined by the librarian after conducting a telephone interview with the interested patron.

Library materials will be delivered to a homebound patron’s residence via the US Postal Service at no charge to the patron. Postage will be paid by the Library Association of Rockland County (LARC). Contact Jessica at for further information or to schedule an eligibility interview.

Reference Service  »

Talk to Your Librarians!

  • ask us a question
  • let us help you find a book, music, or a movie
  • ask us to order a book you can't find in the catalog

Contact us by e-mail at, phone at 845-359-4595, or stop in the library.


Want help learning basic computer skills? Need assistance setting up an e-mail account? Not sure how to download an eBook or to stream music with your library card? We can help. The Book-a-Librarian program allows you to make a one-on-one appointment with a Piermont librarian. To schedule an appointment, submit a request form in person, by mail, or by e-mail to

Request forms are available here (download the Book a Librarian Form ) and in the library. Call 845-359-4595 with questions.

Possible topics include:

  • Computer basics (using a mouse and keyboard, searching the internet)
  • Setting up an e-mail account
  • Getting started with social media
  • Downloading audiobooks or eBooks
  • Accessing our online learning services (Rosetta Stone, Universal Class)
  • How to use the library catalog on a computer or mobile device
  • How to use the library’s online databases
  • Accessing downloadable and streaming music (Freegal Music)

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Field Goods Weekly Produce Delivery to the Piermont Community »

Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library Introduces Field Goods Weekly Produce Delivery to the Piermont Community.

Founded five years ago, Field Goods is a one-of-a-kind subscription-based business that delivers freshly harvested local fruit and vegetables to employees and consumers at workplaces and community locations. Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library is the first open-to-the public pick-up site in Rockland County.

How it works:

  • Field Goods subscribers receive 5 to 8 different types of fruits and vegetables each week, sourced from over 80 small farms – the majority are located in the Hudson Valley. Weekly add-on options include local artisan bread, pasta, local cheese, extra fruit and more. A weekly e-newsletter, In the Bag, provides tips and recipes as a helpful guide for preparing the produce. Customers sign up online at, and can put their account on hold and restart it at any time.

  • Weekly or biweekly produce subscriptions cost $15, $20, $25 and $30, plus an additional $2 fundraiser to support the library. To sign up, click here and then follow the prompts.

  • Pickup will be at Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library, 25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont, NY

  • Orders must be picked up on the day of delivery.

  • Questions? Email

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Universal Class Library Edition »

Universal Class is an online learning service offering Piermont Public Library patrons access to a growing catalog of over 540 courses. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected courses, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals.

Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care… plus hundreds more.

To get started, simply follow the Universal Class link and enter your Piermont Public Library card number.

Rossetta Stone »

Are you interested in learning a new language from the comfort of your home? Rosetta Stone is here! Reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are introduced in core lessons, and then key skills such as grammar and vocabulary are refined in focused activities.

You will need your Piermont library card number, and a computer with audio input, output and updated Adobe Flash to utilize this service. Follow the link and enter your library card number to get started. Then create a login and password (6 or more letters, 1 number, no other characters) when prompted.

Free Digital Downloads  »

Ramapo Catskill Library System’s Digital Download Center

Free downloads of e-books, audiobooks, music, movies, CDs, DVDs...

Need help with your digital downloads? Go to the Digital Download Center and look for the MyHelp! tool.

Freegal Music - Free Music Downloads and Streaming »

Check out our new subscription to Freegal Music!

Download up to 5 songs per week per library card. NEW: In addition to the 5 downloads per week, cardholders can now stream up to 3 hours of music per day! Simply follow the "Freegal" link to download or stream music from the SONY catalog using your library card number and PIN. Freegal music service has free mobile apps available in the Apple Store and Google Play.

Login to Freegal to start your download.

NOOK E-Readers Available to Borrow »


Popular titles are already loaded onto the library's NOOKS.

Library NOOKS circulate for a loan period of 2 weeks.

Who can borrow a library NOOK?

Piermont Public Library cardholders in good standing, age 18 years and older

How does one borrow a library NOOK?

  • Simply present your valid, adult Piermont library card at the front desk
  • Carefully read and sign the Agreement form
  • Check out the NOOK as you would a book

See below for a complete list of NOOK loan rules.

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Driver Education Materials » is a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.

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Computers Available for Use in the Library »

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Several laptop and desktop computers are available for use by the public in the Library. The laptops are network ready for accessing the wireless Internet service available at the Library.

See Policy on Use of the Internet; Library Public Computers; and Wireless Access.

Free Wi-Fi Wireless Internet Access  »

Wireless Access

You are invited to use the Piermont Library's fast Internet network using your own wireless-enabled laptop computer. You are also welcome to borrow one of the library's laptop computers for use in the library. The free wireless access is provided in all public areas of the building.

See Policy on Use of the Internet; Library Public Computers; and Wireless Access.

Photocopying, Printing, Faxing »

A photocopy machine is available for self use at 15 cents per page

A fax machine is available for self use at 25 cents per page

Printing from library computers is 15 cents per page for Black & White and 50 cents per page for Color

Museum Passes »

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library is pleased to offer FAMILY MUSEUM PASSES to the following:

* * *This museum no longer offers library membership; however, we do have a limited number of single-use vouchers available.

Adult (18 yrs. or older) library patrons may request up to 4 vouchers per household when they show a valid Piermont or Palisades library card. Vouchers are good for free general admission for one person for one museum visit.

View/print the Museum passes brochure (PDF).

How to Borrow a Family Museum Pass:

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Outdoor Return Bins for Books, DVDs and CDs »

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For your convenience, there are 2 separate outdoor return bins, located in front of the library:

  • for DVDs, CDs and other media
  • for books and other printed material

The library book drop, a generous donation from the Friends of the Library, is embellished with the national library symbol (pictured at left). (Of course always bear in mind that some libraries require that you return their items directly to them).

Just for Kids & Teens »

Kids & Teens

Finding Information Tools for Students:

Events & Programs for Kids

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