The library staff assists in helping the public’s needs such as help with computer programs and looking for journal articles or books. The library also provides a space for studying and leisure time. If an item (book or article) that you want is not owned by the library, the staff will try to acquire it through another library. Please request items early as it can take up to three weeks to receive interlibrary loans.
A photocopier is located in the library, with a charge of 5 cents per page after the first five pages for black and white copies. Color copies are 75 cents per page. Two sizes of paper are available and the copier has enlargement and reduction features. Photocopying charges for an article will be the patron’s responsibility. The library also offers fax services for a small fee.
The library’s collection of current material stored in file folders and arranged by subject. The files contain Akwesasne news articles from The Watertown Daily Times, Daily Courier Observer, The Malone Telegram, and Standard Freeholder (1971 – present). Besides clippings from these papers, we have Indian Time in its entirety.
If you suffer from a primary disability that prevents you from reading standard printed material, the library has applications from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. This program offers free books and equipment such as braille books. The library has an extensive collection of large print books, predominantly for the leisure reader. The library currently has twelve public access computers available for patron use and a computer with a card catalog to search for books in our system. These computers can be used for one hour at a time so please be considerate of other patrons. Free wifi is available as well.