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

A member of the

Staff

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

Support Staff
Library Assistant: James Ingram
Tech Center: Kenneth Roman, MaryAnn Karre, Gail Szeliga
Interlibrary Loan: Janet Krisko
Clerical: Nancy Seitz, Vickie Festa, James Ingram, Nancy Lafy, Pat Matoushek, Kathy Mills, Megan Morse, Matthew Requa
Maintenance: Charles Proudman, Stuart Spangenberg
Pages: Jo-Von Brinson, Mallory Farnham, Warren Kelley

Board of Trustees
  • Emilie Chang
  • Joseph J. Ciccarino
  • Paul Del Rosso
  • Melissa Lawson
  • Jennifer Musa, PhD
  • Jeffrey Ribner, MD
  • Christopher W. Ryan, MD
  • Jo Whitney

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.

The Library is seeking applicants for a seat on the library’s Board of Trustees. Trustees are responsible for securing funding, overseeing expenditures, creating budgets, planning and evaluating services, and promoting the library. Residency within the Town of Union is required for this volunteer position. Application forms can be downloaded at gfjlibrary.org/boardapp.pdf and should be returned to Library Director, Seth Jacobus at en.seth@4cls.org or using the library’s contact information at the top of this page. For further information, a copy of the “Handbook for Library Trustees in New York State” is available at nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/handbook/handbook.pdf.

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 Seth Jacobus can be contacted at (607)757-2415, via e-mail at en.seth@4cls.org, fax at (607)757-2491, or postal mail at our 1001 Park St., Endicott NY 13760 mailing address.

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.

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 – Currently cancelled due to the pandemic
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. until 2:00 p.m. There are no Saturday sales during July and August. Book donations are accepted at the Friday sales from 9:00 a.m. until noon and at the Saturday sales from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Policies

Library Card
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 to borrow any items. You may review your account online once you have a PIN number, including items checked out, reserved materials, and fines. Housebound patrons may complete a special application to designate a caregiver to use their card.

Non-Resident 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.

Borrowing Periods
Most items check out for 21 days except for DVDs which check out for 7 days. Many 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.

Charges
Overdue charges are set to encourage timely returns. However, we are not currently charging overdue fines due to the pandemic.
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: $.15 per page
Color Internet printing available only in Adult Services: $0.25 per page
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 Services

The library offers computers for patron use as well as wireless service throughout and around the building. Use is governed by the library’s Internet Use Policy and our Wireless Network Policy. 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.

We also have mobile hotspots available for borrowing. View the Mobile Hotspot Lending Policy and contact the library for more information.

More Information

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