Patron Information

Patron Registration

Registration is free to the residents of the Village and the Town of Canisteo, as well as residents of the Canisteo-Greenwood School District.  Service will not be denied because of religious, racial, social, economic or political status.  The use of the library or its services may be denied for due cause.  Such cause may be failure to return books or pay penalties, destruction of property or inappropriate behavior.

A person 18 years of age or older with valid identification will receive a library card immediately.  A child over 5 or in kindergarten may receive a card immediately if accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Books may be borrowed at the time a card is issued.

Registration is valid for three years after which each patron must reregister to keep individual data up to date.


Most library materials circulate for 4 weeks and may be renewed in person or by phone unless on reserve for another patron.  Adult patrons may borrow an unlimited number of books with the exception of new books for which there is a limit of two books.  Patrons under 18 are limited to 6 books per visit if not accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  All DVDs are only circulated for 1 week.

Reference materials may not be checked out.


All books and books on tape will have an overdue charge of $0.10 per day.  Patrons will be notified of overdues by phone or mail when necessary.  Patrons with fines of $5.00 or more will not be allowed to check out any more items until materials are returned and fines paid.  DVDs have a fine of $1.00 per day.  Charges for lost or damaged materials will be assessed at current replacement value.


Patrons may reserve any materials owned by the library or in the STLS system by placing a hold on the item either through the librarian or through the STARCAT catalogue online.