Getting A Library Card

Your North Country Library System card lets you borrow books, DVDs, CDs, ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, and access databases from Norwood Public Library and any library in our four-county system. It’s free, and you can register online or with assistance from library staff.

Interlibrary Loan

There’s more to the library than what you see on the shelf! With a network of 65 member libraries, we can borrow from a wide range of materials. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, ask us if we can place a hold for you. Deliveries come twice a week, and materials borrowed from any NCLS library can be returned to Norwood Public Library, even if you checked them out somewhere else.


Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines through our digital catalog. Investigate New York’s historic newspapers. Take a free class online. Your library, 24/7.

Unique Collections

  • Canning supplies: We have pressure canners, water bath canners, utensil sets, and preserving guides for canning season. Borrow items for up to two weeks.
  • Games: We lend board and card games.
  • Robot kits: We have Dash & Dot and Ozobot Kits for patrons to take home and learn coding at their own pace.
  • Early literacy kits: We lend small backpacks that include books, toys, and tips to develop early literacy skills.

Computers & WiFi

Use our computers or get online with your laptop, tablet, or other device with our free wifi. Hotspots are also available for checkout to patrons 18 & older. 


Black & white printing/copying: 10 cents a page

Color copying: 50 cents a page

Fax: $1 a page

Notary Services

Notary services are available free of charge. Please contact the Library Director.

Ancestry: Library Edition

Access Ancestry, a powerful genealogical database, free from any of our public computers. Search your family history, see birth, marriage, and death records, and explore the new records Ancestry has added–there’s always something new to find!

Community Room

Reserve our community room for your meeting, party, or other community event.