The Southeast Steuben County Library is one of 48 libraries in the Southern Tier Library System. Library patrons can check out books from any of these libraries with one card. That means if we don’t have what you are looking for, it can probably be found within our system. And if it’s not in our system, we can probably get it through interlibrary loan (see below). Now that’s circulation! For our circulation policies visit the Policy page.

Library Cards

Getting a library card is free for everyone in our service area. Simply bring in your picture ID and a piece of mail with your current, local address.

You can use your card to check out library materials, place items on hold and renew items online in StarCat, our catalog. Log in to your account or the STLS digital catalog by using your library card number and your pin. Your pin is the last four digits of your phone number. You can download ebooks, audio books, music and movies from the digital catalog.

In addition, your library card is your access number to use our library computers.

All patron records are confidential.

Residents and patrons who work  in the service area of the Southern Tier Library System (STLS), which includes Steuben, Schuyler, Allegany, Chemung and Yates counties, may receive a library card by completing a registration form and showing appropriate identification verifying both name, current address or pay-stub if employed in SSCL area.

Patrons may use their Southeast Steuben County library card at any of the other libraries in the System.

Residents who do not live or work in the library System must pay an annual fee of $32.00 to obtain a library card valid for one year.

Children must be able at least to print both their first and last names in order to receive a library card. A parent or guardian must show appropriate identification and cosign the application form of anyone under the age of fourteen, thereby accepting responsibility for all materials, fines and fees associated with use of the card.

Registrations for residents of the Library/STLS area are for three years.  Registrations for all patrons in good standing are renewed when items are charged out.

Library Map

Interlibrary Loan & Acquisitions Requests

Need something our library system hasn’t got? Request an interlibrary loan here.

Would you like the library to buy a book for its collection? Acquisitions requests click here. You can also come into the library and fill out an acquisition request form for the item/s you would like to see the library purchase.