About Us

About the Library:

The Patterson Library is a vital part of our community serving over 60,000 visitors per year. We offer a diverse collection of over 25,000 items on our shelves including reference materials, fiction & non fiction books for adults & children, public computers, a children’s room, an extensive DVD & music CD collection and many cost saving online subscription services. In addition we offer a wide array of adult and children’s programs covering everything from Story Times, to presentations on cooking and computers to finance, local history, travel and recreation and so much more. These are just a few of the wonderful services the Patterson Library provides for our patrons and community.

The Patterson Library is easily accessible and has ample parking.

You may order, renew and reserve materials in person, by phone or from this website. Your requested materials are delivered to the Patterson Library – from public and academic libraries throughout the region – often in just a day or two. We will call or email you when your materials arrive.

The book and media drops on the side of the library entrance are open 24 hours a day for your convenience. You may also return items at the satellite drop at the Putnam Lake Market on Fairfield Drive in Putnam Lake.

Public computers and high-speed Internet access are available in the library for your use. For homework and research help, our reference staff can assist you with your information needs in person, by phone, via e-mail or fax.

Check the Patterson Library newsletter or our Events Calendar for a schedule of Story Times, Adult Programs, Board of Trustee Meetings and other programs and events for children and families.

The library serves all residents of Putnam and Dutchess Counties, and library cards are issued upon proof of residency. Stop in to get your card today!

The Patterson Library is committed to reducing our environmental footprint and promoting environmental stewardship at all levels of our organization. To read the full Sustainability Policy click here.

Dates Closed for 2024

January , New Year’s Day
January 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 19, Presidents Day
May 27, Memorial Day
June 19, Juneteenth
July 4, Independence Day
September 2, Labor Day
November 11, Veterans Day
November 27 close at 5 pm, Thanksgiving Eve
November 28 & 29, Thanksgiving holiday
December 24, close at 1 pm, Christmas Eve
December 25, Christmas
December 31, close at 1 pm, New Year’s Eve


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