About Us

Location

1001 Park Street
Endicott, New York 13760
County: Broome
Telephone: (607) 757-5350
Fax: (607) 757-2491
Web Address: www.gfjlibrary.org

Hours

Monday       9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday      9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday  9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday     9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday          9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday      9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday       closed
(Closed last Saturday in June to first Saturday after Labor Day)

About Us

The George F. Johnson Memorial Library is a member of the Four County Library System. Other member libraries include the Broome County Public Library (Binghamton), Johnson City, Vestal, Norwich, Oneonta, Sidney, and the other public libraries in Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties.

Mission Statement

To provide materials in varied formats, information from technological and traditional sources, and services from trained and qualified employees for library users of all ages for their recreations, educational and lifelong learning needs. As we work to accomplish this mission we vow to strive to uphold the rights of all people of all ages under the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and the guidelines of the library Bill of Rights adopted by the American Library Association Council of January 23, 1980.

History

Are you interested in the history of libraries in Endicott? Click here to read about our history or view historical photographs of Endicott. We also have many local history resources both in the library and in the Local Resources section of our Online Resources page.

Staff

Director: Edward A. Dunscombe

Librarians
Adult Services: Cathy Seary
Young Adult Services: Kenneth Roman
Youth Services: Sara-Jo Sites, Brooke Butler, Suzanne Johnson, Erin Singleton

Support Staff
Library Assistant: Susan Schiff
Tech Center: Joanna Bachman, MaryAnn Karre, Gail Szeliga
Interlibrary Loan: Janet Krisko
Clerical: Nancy Seitz, Joanna Bachman, Vickie Festa, Nancy Lafy, Pat Matoushek, Kathy Mills, Megan Morse, Linda Wasko
Maintenance: Charles Proudman, Stuart Spangenberg
Pages: Jo-Von Brinson, Mallory Farnham, Warren Kelley, Gregory Kniffen

Board of Trustees

The GFJ Library’s Board of Trustees meets Library Board Meetings the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. There is no meeting in August.

Current Trustees:

  • Christine Brown
  • Emilie Chang
  • Joseph J. Ciccarino
  • Paul Del Rosso
  • Nadine Herceg
  • Jennifer Musa, PhD
  • Jeffrey Ribner, MD
  • Christopher W. Ryan, MD
  • Jo Whitney

The Board of Trustees Meetings are conducted in accordance with the NYS Open Meetings Law. As such, patrons are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. Patrons with specific comments, questions or concerns should contact the library director at least one week before a meeting so they can be added to the agenda.  Library Director Ed Dunscombe can be contacted at (607)757-2415, via e-mail at en.ed@4cls.org, fax at (607)757-2491, or postal mail at our 1001 Park St., Endicott NY 13760 mailing address.

We are always looking for Town of Union residents to serve on our library’s Board of Trustees. Please click here to open the board member application.

Friends of the Library

Become a Friend of the Library!

For $5.00, help provide the extras which ensure this library serves the whole community. There are no obligations involved unless you choose to volunteer.

Book Sales
Sales are held on the first and third Fridays of the month, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; and the middle Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. No Saturday sales during July and August. Book donations are accepted at the Friday sales from 9:00 a.m. till noon and at the Saturday sales from 11:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.

Policies

How To Borrow Materials
Apply at the Circulation Desk to receive your Four County Library Card which may be used at any library in the Four County Library System. You must present your library card number to borrow any items. You may review your account online once you have a PIN number, including items checked-out, reserves, and fines. Homebound patrons may complete a special application to designate a caregiver to use their card.

Non-Residency Fee
A $50.00 annual fee (per household) is required if you reside outside of the Four County Library System (Broome, Delaware, Otsego or Chenango Counties). If you are a non-resident, but own property within Broome County, please inform the library staff.

New York Confidentiality Statute CPLR 4509
No library user may access the computer record of any other library user unless they present the library card or card number of the other user.

Loan Periods
Most items check out for 21 days. DVDs check out for 7 days.

Renewals
Most items may be renewed once. Bring your item into the library to renew or renew items via the telephone. Items may not be renewed if they have reserves waiting or belong to an out-of-system library.

Reserves
Items may be reserved in person at the Information Desk, by phone, or via the online catalog. You must have your library card number available when you place a reserve. (Your PIN number is also required to place a reserve online.) You must also have your card when you come to the library to pick up your reserve. There is a $0.25 fee for each reserve, payable when you pick up the item at the Circulation Desk. If an item is not picked up after you are notified, the $0.25 fee will be applied to your record.

Information Services
Resources owned throughout the Four County Library System may be located via the online catalog. Certain items not owned by the library may be obtained via Interlibrary Loan for the $0.25 reserve fee. Items cataloged as REFERENCE are not available for check out.

Charges
Overdue charges are set to encourage timely returns.
Books, Audio materials, Periodicals & Pamphlets: $0.10 for each day the library is open
DVDs: $1.00 for each day the library is open
Postal Charges on Overdue Notices: Current postal rate
Damage Charges: Range from $0.50 to the cost of the item
Photocopies: $0.20 per copy
Fax Service:$1.00 per page for five pages, $0.25 for additional pages. (U.S. numbers only)
Black & white Internet printing: First three pages free, subsequent pages $.15 each
Color Internet printing available in Adult Services: $0.25 per page (No free color prints)
Microfilm/microfiche copies: $.25 per copy
NOTE: Borrowing privileges will be denied if any items are overdue or if fines per person total $5.00 or more.

Fines may be paid online using a credit card. Click here for more information.

Internet/Computer Service

The library offers computers for patron use. A wireless network is also available. Use is governed by the Library’s Internet Usage Policy and our Computer Use Policies. Users are limited to one hour per day and are encouraged to reserve time in advance. A half-hour extension of time is possible if demand permits.  A valid library card is required to sign onto library computers.  Out-of-town visitors may request a computer use pass. The library computers offer a range programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Email is available through web-based email accounts.

Click here to view the library’s Internet Policy or Wireless Network Policy.

Special Collections

Our collections include:
Fiction & non-fiction for adults, young adults & children; picture books, board books & easy readers for children; Adult science fiction, western & romance paperbacks; Mysteries; Literacy readers; Career center; Large Print books; Automotive repair manuals; Audio books on CD and Playaway mp3 players; DVDs; Music CDs; online databases.  Some local newspapers are available on micro-film from the 1850’s. Our Digital Archives offers online access to local newspapers dated 1855-1960 as well as Endicott-Johnson Corp. and Union-Endicott School System publications.