Click here for frequently asked questions about the services we offer.
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Borrowing a Nook
Meeting Rooms
Notary Public
Book a Librarian
Computer Classes
Museum Passes
Faxing
Scanning
Borrow an LCD Projector
Homebound Service
Buy a Flash Drive
Wireless Internet Access
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Borrowing a Nook
Click above to find out how to borrow a Nook from the library!

Meeting Rooms
Dobbs Ferry Public Library has two meeting rooms on the first floor of the Library that are available to individuals and organizations at modest cost. The Library also offers gallery space for exhibits.
Please read the policy (click above) to see if you/your organization qualifies to use these facilities.
Then, follow the directions to submit your application.
The booking calendar fills up quickly, so you may wish to call ahead (914 693-6614) to check availability before submitting your application.
Telephone reservations are not binding until the completed application is approved in writing by the Library Director or designee.
Applications are accepted up to 6 months in advance.

Notary Public
The Dobbs Ferry Public Library has a notary public on staff.
To assure prompt service when you need a notary, please read the following:

The Library notary is usually available as follows: Monday - Friday; 10AM-4:30 PM*
Please note that our notary usually takes lunch from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, but we suggest you call in advance to confirm the Notary's availability.

- Do NOT sign your document in advance. All documents must be signed in the presence of a notary.
- Bring a photo ID, preferably your driver's license.
- The document must be in English.
- If the document must be witnessed, you must provide your witnesses. The Library cannot supply witnesses.
- The notary cannot notarize wills or notarize the authenticity of documents (passports or birth,death, or marriage certificates).
- A notary public may charge a fee of $2 for administering an oath or affirmation or for taking an acknowledgment or proof of execution. Unless otherwise authorized by law, a notarial fee may not exceed this amount.

Please note: The Notary's oath requires that the notary identifies the person signing the document and witnesses the actual signing.
The Notary cannot make any exceptions to this New York State law.

Book a Librarian
“Book a Librarian”, a new service offered by the library’s reference department, offers 30 minute sessions with one of our librarians to help you make the most of our library’s resources. Do you need help getting started with research?
Do you want to learn tips on how to search the catalog? Do you need a list of recommended books for your fourth grader?

Please contact the reference desk in person or by phone at (914) 231-3056 or send an email to dobref@wlsmail.org and put “Book a Librarian” in the subject line to set up an appointment. Please be prepared to describe what it is you are going to need assistance with, in order to be scheduled with the appropriate reference librarian.

Computer Classes
All Classes are 1 hour long and follow up sessions are available if deemed appropriate.
Please contact a librarian at 914-231-3056 for information and registration.
You must be a Dobbs Ferry Cardholder to attend a class.

Basic Computer Skills:
This class is designed for those who have little or no computer experience. We cover the basics about computers, keyboards, and the mouse.

Introduction to the internet:
This class is for those who are comfortable with the keyboard and mouse yet wish to learn the basics about the internet – what it is and how to use it.

Search the Web (Intermediate):
This intermediate class is designed to develop searching skills. There is plenty of time for questions in this hands-on workshop. Participants must have taken “introduction to the Internet” or be able to demonstrate that you have the required background.

Set up Email Account:
In this class participants will set up their own Email account, and learn basic navigation techniques and command functions of one of the most popular Email providers. Participants should be comfortable with the keyboard and mouse functions.

Library Catalog 101:
Learn how to use the Library Catalog to search for library items. Get tips on how to improve your search results. Participants should be comfortable with Keyboard functions and the mouse.

Museum Passes
We are now offering two free passes to: the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum & two Library Discount Cards to the Maritime Aquarium and IMAX! Also find out how to borrow the Hastings Library's Museum Passes. .

Faxing
$1.00 for the first page, $.50 for each additional page.

Scanning
$2.00 for the first page, $1.00 for each additional page.

Borrow an LCD Projector
The library is now lending out an LCD Projector for use with PC (not Mac), at this time.
You must make the reservation to borrow the projector ONE WEEK before the date you want to pick it up.
The projector can only be lent out for ONE WEEK at a time.
There is a $25 fee to borrow the projector.
Please call the library at 693-6614, or come in for more information.

Homebound Service
Dobbs Ferry residents, who have a physical or medical limitation that prevents them from visiting the Library and have no one who can regularly pick up and return items to the Library for them, may sign up for homebound delivery service.You may remain in the program for as long as you need the service.

Library staff selects material based upon individual readers' interests and requests and a volunteer delivers the items. This is a service carried out by a Friend of the Library who does it completely voluntarily. Because of this, you may have to wait a short time for items to be brought to you or picked up. Usually at least 3 items are sent so that you will not run out of library materials before the next visit from the volunteer.

There are no overdue fines for homebound patrons, although there will be a charge for a lost or damaged item.
Please call the library at 693-6614, or email dobref@wlsmail.org for more information.

Buy a Flash Drive
You may now buy a Dobbs Ferry Library Flash Drive to keep!
Drives are each 2GB and cost $3.00.
You may purchase one at the reference desk or at the circ desk.
Wireless Internet Access
The Dobbs Ferry Public Library offers free wireless internet service within the building. You can explore the Internet using your own wireless-enabled laptop computer or other device. Simply start your computer, launch your web browser and your computer's home page will appear. Click for more information.



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