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OverDrive eBooks & audiobooks

What is OverDrive? OverDrive is a free service offered by your library that lets you borrow digital content (like eBooks...
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OverDrive eBooks & audiobooks

RBdigital eMagazines

What is RBdigital? RBdigital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile...
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RBdigital eMagazines

Freegal Music

The new Freegal Music is here! As you may have noticed, the Freegal Music website and app have changed. Here are...
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Freegal Music

Advocacy Day is Wednesday, February 27th, 2019!

Visit our Advocacy Resources Page to learn how you can help your local library.

Join us on the bus to Albany for Advocacy Day on Wednesday, February 27th! Register here.

Contact your elected officials here!

2018 Annual Report to the State

Resources for completing the FY2018 Annual Report to the State can be found here.

Need help? Attend the Annual Report Brunch Party on Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 9:00am-12:00pm, at the Howard Public Library! Please register here.

Welcome to the Southern Tier Library System

As a cooperative library system, our focus is on Connecting Community Libraries within the region. We subscribe to a single mission of empowering public libraries to provide amazing services within our communities. STLS is comprised of 48 library outlets throughout Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties.

The impacts of our member libraries can be life-changing. Our region boasts 183,192 library cardholders. This represents 65% of the population. Each year, community members visit our libraries more than 1 million times to enrich their quality of life. STLS member libraries are passionate about their work, and in return, community members gain significant cost-saving services. It is a relationship demonstrating the essence of community partnership.

As we look to the future, STLS will strengthen our 50-year relationship with member libraries. Connecting Community Libraries means bringing together all available resources to affirm sustainable public library services. Our libraries afford educational, cultural and economic opportunities for all. STLS will partner with, and connect our member libraries to make the Southern Tier a vibrant community in which we are all proud to live.

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