Shawn M. Morse
Ask the Mayor!
City of Cohoes
97 Mohawk Street
Cohoes, NY 12047

City Hall hours
Monday thru Friday
8am - 4pm

April 22, 2018
12:35 PM


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The Cohoes Public Library has a wide selection of new and old popular fiction, audiotapes, and videos. The library is expecting to add four new computers hooked to the Internet early in 2001. Library cards are free, but you must show identification and proof of address. The Cohoes Public Library is part of the UHLAN automated system which includes all the automated public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties. Cards from other libraries may be used to borrow materials from Cohoes. Your Cohoes library card can be used in other libraries.

      - Can I connect to the Internet at the Library?
      - Do you have city Directories?
      - Do you have copies of old newspapers?
      - Do you have last week's newspaper?

          Can I connect to the Internet at the Library?
Yes! The library has six sit-down public access computers as well as one computer dedicated to quick reference such as searching the library catolog or the online databases.  The library also provides wireless connection and partons are welcome to bring their laptop or other internet devices to the library. Anyone who has a valid library card and is at least 18 years old may use the computers. If you are between 8 and 18 you must also have a permission slip signed by one of your parents. If you are 8 years old or under you must have an adult with you.

          Do you have city Directories?
Yes! The library has city directories ranging from 1861 to 1935 on microfilm and they have 1895 to approximatley 2000 in hard copy although some years may be missing.

          Do you have copies of old newspapers?
The library has copies of local newspapers on microfilm from February 1895 to December 1957. We have a microfilm reader but it does not make photocopies. Ask at the circulation desk for help.

          Do you have last week's newspaper?
No. The library keeps Sunday papers until Wednesday or Thursday. Daily papers, including the Times Union, The Troy Record, The Gazette, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today are all changed daily. They are not kept because we have no storage space. Copies of newspapers are available locally at Troy Public Library, Colonie Town Library, or the Albany Public Library.


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