The Library is now open for curbside pickup with some restrictions.

The book drop is open for returns.
All due dates for borrowed items have been extended through July 20, and no overdue fines will be charged.



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The Town of Chester Library is part of the Southern Adirondack Library System. If we don't have what you're looking for, you can search all the member libraries, order online and pick up in Chestertown.

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The library is located in the Town of Chester Municipal Center on Main Street in Chestertown, New York

Library Hours

Monday 9 am to 1pm
(July & August only)

Tuesday - 9 am to 1 pm
Wednesday - 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday - 1 pm to 6 pm
Friday - 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 9 am to 1 pm

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Updated 7/8/20