Welcome to the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System!

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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 info2@cefls.org and we'll do our best to help.

New Titles

Check out our list of new titles at area libraries.

Also check out which of the latest best sellers we have: 

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers

New York Times Non-Fiction Bestsellers

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New - Downloadable Language Lessons!

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Rocket Languages: is an interactive online language learning system. You learn conversational language at your own pace, and you can access downloadable mp3 lessons, games, flash cards and more. Languages include French, German, Spanish, American Sign Language, and nine more. Track your progress and earn badges!

View a Rocket Languages tutorial

Events in Local Public Libraries

Check out our Events Calendar to find out all the free public events happening near you!

Recent Updates


Read Consumer Reports and other Magazines Online - Free!

Browse the full collection of magazine titles

We have added some great titles  to the Flipster Digital Magazines: Consumer Reports, Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated are now available to read on your computer or tablet!  See our Digital Magazines page for more information, or click on the Flipster logo above to log in with your library card.

View a Flipster tutorial

June Research Tool of the Month:

Gale Home Improvement Collection

Build a patio, a greenhouse, or tile your bathroom with tips from this great DIY resource. Gale Home Improvement Collection is a collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, with coverage of architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements and more.

Your Guide to Going Forward

Pathfinder newsletter graphicThe Pathfinder is the electronic newsletter designed to assist and inform the member libraries around the region. Information can range from seminars taking place at a local venue or online to funding opportunities to new items in the collection from other libraries. You can sign up for the newsletter, as well!

Catch up with past issues:

A Day in the Life of an ILL 

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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!

When Someone You Know Needs Help: Suicide Awareness

Sad womanWe all have a role to play in preventing suicide. Here are some resources to consider using when someone you know is thinking about suicide or shows signs of being in an emotional crisis:

  • Clinton County suicide hotline: (866) 577-3836 (out of county calls accepted)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800)273-TALK (8255)
  • Essex County Mental Health Association Hope Line (800)440-8074

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