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Our Makerspace is a collaborative environment where people of all ages and skill levels can work on a variety of projects and activities. We provide the tools, both technical and non-technical, to use for anything from programming an Arduino to stamping custom jewelry. Our goal is to allow users of our space the opportunity to create something out of nothing and explore their creativity.


In the main library, you will find six public access computers in the adult and youth sections equipped with the newest editions of Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2019, and unrestricted access to the Internet. We also are proud to provide patrons with free high speed wireless Internet throughout the building and grounds thanks in part to our fiber optic Internet connection. We also provide low cost printing from any public access computer, as well as copying, scanning & fax from the circulation desk.

Hover Room

The Hover Room features a full room presentation system with HD Projector, TV, and built-in 7.1 surround sound system. The Library Board allows the use of the Hover Room by individuals and groups for civic, educational and philanthropic purposes. Community groups are welcome to apply to use the room. This application must be submitted in advance to the Library Board.

Online Services

Library Elf

Avoid overdues with email alerts, Check multiple library cards, Track items such as books, DVDs, CDs, videos, etc. Join for free with your Germantown Library card!

Job & Career Help

Job Now! - Expert resume help, interview & job search help, Adult Learning Center; Department of Labor - Current job openings in New York State; GALE Vocations and Career Collection - comprehensive collection supporting vocational education and career research

Business Resources

Business Insights Essentials - In-depth information on U.S. and international business, industries, and products; Small Business Collection - supporting business school students and entrepreneurs; Communication and Mass Media Collection - supporting the communications field; Computer Industry Database

Homework Help

High school, Middle school, and Elementary school resources, including Encyclopedias: Britannica Academic, Multicultural America, Science, Population, Nations; Opposing Viewpoints in Context - helps students research, analyze, and organize data on today’s social issues; Diversity Studies Collection - for social science, history, and liberal arts coursework

History & Genealogy

Hudson Valley Heritage; U.S. History Collection; World History Collection; Local History; General Genealogy Resources; Hudson Valley Resources, New York State Resources, Historical Newspapers and Microfilm Collections, and Immigration Resources

Columbia County HOMEACCESS

Unlimited access to more than just the internet, for patrons of Columbia County Libraries; information on jobs, health, education, and leisure activities…all at no charge