MVLS provides services to persons who reside in Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady and Schoharie counties and who are educationally disadvantaged; members of culturally diverse groups in need of special library services; unemployed and in need of job placement assistance; living in areas that are underserved by a library; people with visual or physical disabilities; and older adults or confined in institutions.
MVLS provides New York State grant-funded services to Hale Creek Correctional Facility, and the Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady, and Schoharie County Jails. Services include materials, programs, and equipment to support educational, recreational, and self-improvement goals.
Audiobooks in digital cartridge format, braille books and magazines, described videos, and downloadable digital books and magazines (BARD) are available from the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library are available to qualifying adults or children who are visually, physically, or learning disabled.
Homebound services are provided by member libraries for qualified people who are permanently or temporarily disabled and unable to get to a library. Each library has its own policy. From our catalog you can reserve books online or by phone and arrange to have someone you have previously designated pick up materials for you at a member library.
Support for English as a Second Language (ESL) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) literacy programs in the four counties is offered.
Large print materials, audiobooks, deposit book collections for member libraries are available.
Classes for learning computer skills are offered regularly at the Schenectady County Public Library. Call 518-388-4541 for more information.