About Us

Chatham Public Library Location:

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

Mon & Wed  10–8
Tues & Fri 10–5
Thurs 11–5
Sat 10–3
Closed Sun

Contact Chatham Public Library:

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

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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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Open for curbside pick-up, see details here.

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 & Wi-Fi, Large Print fiction, the Chatham Courier on microfilm, online museum pass reservations, eBooks, eMagazines & eAudiobooks, and streaming video collections. The Chatham Central School District operates the library, one of only two public libraries in NYS that are within a school district. Click here to read a brochure about the founding of the library.

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


Jen McCreery


Board of Education:

Craig Simmons, President
Patricia Wilson, Vice President
Denise Barry
Muriel Faxon
Matthew Fisch
Beth Hover
Destiny Hallenbeck

Advisory Committee Members

John McGowan, Chair; Jane Herzauser & Jean Northup, Co-Vice-Chairs; Beth Hover, Muriel Faxon, Nancy Vazac Jackson

Advisory Committee Minutes


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

Click here to learn about the Friends of the Chatham Public Library