Putnam County Library

Find Putnam County New York libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.


Brewster Public Library 79 Main Street Brewster NY 10509 845-279-6421


Desmond-Fish Library 472 Highway 403 Garrison NY 10524 845-424-3020

Julia L Butterfield Library 10 Morris Avenue Cold Spring NY 10516 845-265-3040

Kent Public Library 17 Sybils Crossing Carmel NY 10512 845-225-8585

Mahopac Public Library 668 US Route 6 Mahopac NY 10541 845-628-2009

Patterson Library Association 1167 Highway 311 Patterson NY 12563 845-878-6121

Putnam Valley Free Library 30 Oscawana Lake Road Putnam Valley NY 10579 845-528-3242

How are Public Libraries funded?

The vast majority of funding that supports the operation of Public Libraries comes from county and local governments. At times, grant funding may be available for specific programs, projects, or capital improvements. Fees for special programs and services account for a relatively small percentage of revenue for Public Libraries.

What are the Friends of the Library?

Friends of the Library are organizations formed to support their local Public Libraries. They typically establish themselves as independent, non-profit organizations that conduct fundraising to supplement Library resources and organize Library related events.

What is the Dewey Decimal system?

The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used in many libraries to organize their books. The classification number allows for books to easily be located or returned to their assigned place in the library. The system is constantly revised to keep up with changes in the libraries.