Moffat Library of Washingtonville
6 West Main Street
Washingtonville, New York 10992
Phone: (845)496-5483
Restore. Renew. Reimagine.
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Bridge Club Moves to Town Recreation Center

Beginning Monday, May 7th the Bridge Club will meet at the Town Recreation Department at the Fulton Square Shopping Center, 6 Depot Street in Washingtonville.

Please enter through the center doors and take the elevator up to the 2nd floor.

In addition to the Monday Bridge Club, a new session is added for Wednesdays from 1 to 4 PM at the recreation center as well.

The Bridge Club is moderated by Louise Pedrick.

Drive-Thru Pick-Up Service Available

Drive-Thru Pick-Up Service Available

Interested in a convenient way to retrieve your holds? Beginning on Monday, January 29 we are providing drive-thru pick-up service.


Monday – Friday 11 AM – 4 PM
*Please use the road-side book drop located at the end of the drive-thru to return materials.
**Handicapped? Call us at 845-496-5483 ext. 324 for assistance.

Attention All Parents and Guardians


PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of all our Library users, the Moffat Library has enacted new policies regarding use of the Moffat Library by minors (anyone under 18 years of age), effective 12/29/17.

In particular, please note the following:

All children ten (10) years and under using the Moffat Library must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times. Any unaccompanied minor between the ages of eleven (11) and seventeen (17) must show a valid Moffat Library card and school or other NYS-issued photo ID and sign in at the Circulation Desk to use the library facility, library grounds or any library services.  Parents or guardians who wish to allow their child (between the ages of eleven and seventeen) use of the Moffat Library unaccompanied must apply in person for a Moffat Library card for their child.

Fine-Free Until December 1

**Please note that waiving of fines is only applicable to materials owned by the Moffat Library of Washingtonville. Materials owned by other libraries within the RCLS service area are not included in this fine-free period and we cannot waive fines for patrons of other libraries.**

We Are Fine-Free Until December 1

PRINTING & PHOTOCOPIES: Printing is $0.10 per page for black & white copies and $0.25 per page for color copies. Students will need to pay for their printouts.

FAXES: Outgoing faxes cost $2.50 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. Incoming faxes cost $0.50 per page. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

NOTARIES: Notary Service costs $1.00 per signature. We have several notaries public on staff. Please call or inquire at Circulation Desk for availability.


Moffat Library of Washingtonville Director, Carol McCrossen, cuts the ribbon and welcomes us home! (Photo by Ken Packer)


Watch and Listen to the Grand Reopening Speakers on YouTube

Read About our Grand Reopening Celebration

View the Photo Albums of the restoration progress of the Moffat Library of Washingtonville

Landmark Washingtonville Library Reopens
Times Herald Record, September 16, 2017

The Washingtonville High School Band played “America the Beautiful.”

Historic Moffat Library Comes Home
Orange County Post, September 22, 2017



Saturday, September 16, 2017
2:00 PM
Moffat Library of Washingtonville
6 West Main Street
Washingtonville, New York


Built in 1887, the Moffat Library of Washingtonville was the gift of David H. Moffat Jr. to his home town after he had amassed a fortune in Colorado in railroading.  The land that the library sits on was owned by Moffat’s grandfather, Samuel Moffat, one of the founders of the Village of Washingtonville.

Moffat Library was designed by the architect George Edward Harney in the Queen Anne style.  The Library’s landmark tower features an original Howard clock and the roof of the formal portico entrance is supported by elaborately scrolled Greek columns.  This architectural gem was designated a historic landmark and placed on the National Register in 1994.

Rendered uninhabitable by flooding during Hurricane Irene in 2011, and turned over to the Moffat Library Board of Trustees by the Village of Washingtonville shortly thereafter, the Board secured the services of the Architectural Firm of Roland Butler Mays to develop a building plan to present to the Washingtonville community.  A Washingtonville School District Referendum Vote to secure a $6.92 bond to restore and enlarge the library building passed with overwhelming support from the community in March, 2015.

The single largest contract for the expansion and renovation for General Construction was awarded to the Washingtonville, N.Y. Company, StandBack Construction and the official ground-breaking ceremony took place in April, 2016.

A New York State construction grant was awarded in 2014 and paid for the demolition of two buildings for the library’s new parking lot and the site preparation work.  In 2015 the library received another NYS construction grant to install a HVAC mechanical system into the building.

A 2017 NYS construction grant application is currently being prepared to renovate the Carriage House that sits on the grounds of the library.

Work on the building continued tirelessly since April, 2016.  The library’s roof was replaced with the original grey slate that it had in 1887 and the original entrance portico has been transformed into a glass-walled reading room.  The historic clock tower is currently under restoration and the library’s original Tiffany windows have been restored and will shortly be reinstalled.

The new expansions include a new circulation area, new children’s room, two conference rooms, a program room and staff work space.  The new additions were added to seamlessly blend with the original structure.

A Grand Reopening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony took place on Saturday, September 16 at 2 PM at the “restored, renewed & reimagined Moffat Library,” 6 West Main Street, Washingtonville, NY.


The Friends of the Moffat Library of Washingtonville cordially invite the public to their Annual Meeting on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the  Moffat Library, which is located once again at 6 West Main Street Washingtonville.

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Kevin Morgan of Chapman Stained Glass Studio will be this year’s speaker at 7:30 pm. Mr. Morgan will be discussing the restoration of the Tiffany and Belcher stained glass windows that are now back at the  Moffat Library.

Admission is free. For more information, please call the library at: 496-5483