Welcome to the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System!
We serve library patrons and 30 public libraries and 3 reading centers in Northeastern New York. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for this website or other aspects of library service in the North Country! You can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to help.
Check out our list of new titles at area libraries.(Read More)
Read our newsletters: the Trailblazer and the Pathfinder
The Trailblazer is our longer newsletter with library news from around the region, and the Pathfinder is a more frequently published electronic newsletter designed to assist and inform member libraries. You can see previous issues by clicking on the links below, or subscribe to the Pathfinder using the subscribe link.
Events in Local Public Libraries
Check out our Events Calendar to find out all the free public events happening near you!
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We offer information from around the region and interesting, entertaining, and informational updates. Follow us at CEFLSTweets!
Calculate the Value!
To find out how much value you receive from your library, go to the NYLA Library Value Calculator... you may be surprised!
CEF and Central Library New Plans of Service and Direct Access Plan are Now Online
We have posted the current versions of the 2017 – 2021 CEFLS Plan of Service and Central Library Plan of Service and the Free Direct Access Plan. Links to these documents can be found on our About Us page.
The CEFLS and Central Library Plans of Service are New York State mandated documents which outline the Library System's and Central Library's goals and objectives for serving libraries and patrons in the region for the next 5 years.
The Free Direct Access Plan is a statement that people may receive library services, as outlined in each library’s policies, from any library in Clinton, Essex or Franklin County.
Special Collections at CEF Libraries
Are you a history buff? Many of the libraries in our region house unique collections of photographs, documents and objects. See our special collections page for a list of some of the unusual collections you can find by visiting the library.
Some libraries are also scanning photographs and yearbooks, which you can find and search at the New York Heritage website.
February Resource of the Month
Consumer Reports is one of the most popular magazines available in digital format through our Flipster service. Log in with your library card number and browse recent issues on your tablet or computer. The latest issue has reviews of mattresses, the best and worst cars and SUVs, and how to bet the best deal on eyeglasses, just to name a few of the articles.
A Day in the Life of an ILL
Have you ever wondered how the book you request from your library gets to you? Here's a 4-minute video that shows the hidden secrets of ILL!
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