The Chester Public Library is happy to be offering limited services as we return to opening!

Starting Monday, July 27th, we will be returning to regular hours for curbside pickup:

  • Monday: 10:00-7:30
  • Tuesday: 10:00-7:30
  • Wednesday: 10:00-7:30
  • Thursday: 10:00-7:30
  • Friday: 10:00-4:30
  • Saturday: 10:00-4:30
  • Sunday: 12:00-4:00

Also starting July 27th, we will be opening the building for patrons for limited appointment times to browse new items and use the computer. Appointments will be available:

  • Monday-Thursday: 11:00-7:00 (last appointment at 6:30)
  • Friday-Saturday: 11:00-4:00 (last appointment at 3:30)

Please note, everyone entering the building will be required to wear face masks without exceptions. Masks (or coverings such as bandanas) are required to cover both the nose and the mouth. Click HERE for Patron Guidelines while entering the building.

Social distancing is required and will be monitored by staff.

Curbside Service

The Library is offering Curbside Pickup for you to still get the books, movies, and music that you want. Visit our catalog to browse items and place holds. When your hold is available, you will be notified by email or phone, depending on your preference, and we will schedule a time for you to pick up your items. When you arrive at the library, let us know you are here by calling 845-469-4215. Have your library card and wear a mask. Curbside pickups will be at the window right next to the front door.

Any returns can be placed in the book drop.

Please note, when you return items they are quarantined for 7 days before being removed from your card. There are no fines at this time.

Printing, Copying, and Faxing

We can now offer printing and copying services with curbside pickup. If you need prints, give us a call at 845-469-4252 to let us know. Submit your prints to our online printer app here. For copies or faxes, call us to schedule an appointment and we will help you through the curbside pickup window.

For copies and prints the prices are:

  • Black and White Prints/Copies: $0.10/page
  • Color Prints/Copies: $0.50/page
  • Faxes: $3.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page.

Please bring exact change if possible.

Computer Access

To make an appointment to use the computer, call us at 845-469-4252.


Appointments for computer use will be made during the limited hours of:

  • Monday-Thursday: 11:00-7:00 (last appointment at 6:30)
  • Friday-Saturday: 11:00-4:00 (last appointment at 3:30)

Computers can be used for 30 minutes at a time.

Please note, due to social distancing guidelines, staff will not be able to provide personal computer help.