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Chatham Public Library Location:

The Chatham Public Library is located at 11 Woodbridge Avenue adjoining the Chatham Middle School.
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Contact Chatham Public Library:

Chatham Public Library
11 Woodbridge Avenue
Chatham, New York 12037-1399
Phone: 518-392-3666
FAX: 518-392-1546

Canaan Branch Library Location:

The Canaan Branch is located behind the Town Hall and across the street from Stoddard Field – the town park.
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Contact Canaan Branch Library:

Canaan Branch Library
1647 County Rte. 5
Canaan, New York 12029-3017
Phone 518-781-3392

About the Library:

The mission of the Chatham Public Library is to nurture a sense of community, past and present, and advance the benefits of lifelong learning.

The Chatham Public Library was chartered in 1902 and has the special features of weekly storyhours, a local history collection, Internet access, a Large Print fiction collection and the Chatham Courier on microfilm. The Chatham Central School District operates the library, one of only two public libraries in NYS that are within a school district.

The Canaan Branch of the Chatham Public Library was founded in 1895 and specializes in adult fiction and children’s materials.


Julie DeLisle

Board of Education:

Craig Simmons, President
Muriel Faxon, Vice President
Denise Barry
Rachel Galvin
Beth Hover
Winnie Hoffman Legere
David O’Connor
Tom Luzzi
Sarah Mellin
Gabriela Neven, Student Representative

Advisory Committee Members

Lael Locke & Rosemary Vickery, Co-Chairs

Joanne Gerstel, Beth Hover, Winnie Hoffman Legere, John McGowan, Melissa Sarris

Advisory Committee Minutes



Circulation Policy
Relationship with The Friends of The Chatham Public Library
Inclement Weather Policy
Book Disposal Policy
Computer Use Policy
Internet Use Policy
Patron Confidentiality
Equipment Loan Policy

A complete list of policies regarding the Chatham Public Library can be found at the Chatham Central School District BoardDocs website