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. Photocopying charges for an article will be the patrons responsibility. Please request items early as it can take up to three weeks to receive interlibrary loans.


This is a 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, and The People’s Voice in their 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, talking books on cassettes and cassette machines.


The library has an extensive collection of large print books, predominantly for the leisure reader.


The Library currently has fourteen computers available for patron use. Ten of these are newer model Dells; one is the card catalog to search for books in our system and four others are running Microsoft 2007. These computers can be used for one hour at a time so please be considerate of other patrons. The library also has one computer that with the Language Learning Centers Kanien’kéha Tsi Tewatá:ti. Free wi-fi is available as well.


A photocopier is located in the library, with a charge of 5 cents per page. Two sizes of paper are available and the copier has enlargement and reduction features.


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