The Pember Library
The mission of the Pember Library is to provide the people of its community with access to a balanced collection of books and other materials which will serve their educational, cultural and recreational needs.
Libraries are about more than reading. They are a place for getting information, accessing technology, meeting your friends and colleagues, and offering the perfect environment for working and learning.
Using this blog you will be able to access lots of information about the Pember Library, your account
The Library Catalog helps you find books, videos, and other items you are looking for.
Research gives you free access to databases and thousands of newspapers, magazines and journals, health and wellness sites, language and literature sites, and several other databases. You may need your library card to use some of these databases.
The download audiobooks OverDrive box is a clickable link to SALON (Southern Adirondack Library ON-demand) that lets you download free digital versions of many books to your computer. You can listen to them from your computer or they can be transferred to many portable listening devices. There is a list of supported devices on the site. See the help files or contact the Pember Library if you have questions on this. A brochure is available at the library desk.
We have recently added e-books that can be downloaded to your computer. An e-book is a digital, onscreen version of a published physical book. The format of the title is text-based, and some eBooks are interactive, with sound and hyperlinks. The Kindle will soon be compatible with this collection.
Other Local Libraries is a link to SALS Member Library Information.
Your Account lets you request and renew materials, see what you have checked out and when your items are due, check on fines and fees on your account, look at your reading history (if you have chosen that option, ask at the desk for info), and create and save catalog searches.
Local Authors links local authors to their books in our library catalog. These authors live in New York’s Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren or Washington Counties.
New Stuff is fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, videos and DVDs that recently have been
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The library provides:
- Adult fiction / nonfiction
- Young adult fiction and nonfiction
- Graphic novels and nonfiction
- Juvenile fiction and nonfiction
- Large Print books
- Picture books
- Magazines and newspapers
- DVDs and Blu-Ray
Audio books(on CD)
- Local history collection
- Photocopier ($.20 per copy)
- Public access computers
- In-library use of wireless laptops
- Wireless 24/7 internet access
- Children’s stories and
- Summer reading program
- Family programs
- Author talks
There are three desktop computers with high-speed internet service provided by Time-Warner Cable. You may also connect to our wireless internet using your own computer, tablet, or phone. The signal reaches outside the building, so you can connect from the parking lot, sitting on the steps outside and even as far away as the footbridge when we are closed.
The Pember Library uses the Dewey Decimal System:
The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system is a general knowledge organization tool that is continuously revised to keep pace with knowledge. The system was conceived by Melvil Dewey in 1873 and first published in 1876. The system is a method for placing books on library shelves in a specific and repeatable order that makes it easier to find any specific book or to return it to its proper place.
- 000-099 Computer science, information & general works
- 100-199 Philosophy & psychology
- 200-299 Religion
- 300-399 Social sciences
- 400-499 Language
- 500-599 Science
- 600-699 Technology
- 700-799 Arts & recreation
- 800-899 Literature
- 900-999 History & geography