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:

Monday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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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Open Wed & Fri, 1pm – 4pm

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.

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
Rachel Galvin, Vice President
Denise Barry
Graham Button
Muriel Faxon
Matthew Fisch
Beth Hover
Carol Wilber
Patricia Wilson
Althea Brennan, Student Representative

Advisory Committee Members

Joanne Gerstel & Rosemary Vickery, Co-Chairs

Beth Hover, Winnie Hoffman Legere,  Muriel Faxon, Nancy Vazac Jackson, John McGowan

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