Who We Are

The Finger Lakes Library System is a cooperative library system, chartered in 1958 by New York State, to serve the public libraries in Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties. Our member libraries, currently numbering 33, are independent and governed by local Boards of Trustees. One of twenty-three library systems in New York State, we operate under a state-approved plan of service. The System is governed by an eleven member Board of Trustees with two representatives from each of the five counties served, and one at-large member. More about us…

Finger Lakes Library System receives generous support from the Friends of Tompkins County Public Library, which enables purchasing of materials for the system-wide collection, continuing education opportunities, and more.  Visit the Friends of TCPL web site at:  www.booksale.org

Digital Services

Search PowerPAC Catalog

Search the PowerPAC Catalog to find books, DVDs, Blu-Ray, Videogames and more delivered to your home library for FREE. Check out this new handout: How to Place Holds During Curbside Services!

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Libby, by OverDrive. Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.

If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.


TumbleBook Library is a digital collection of animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, and graphic novels for kids. It also includes a collection of full length, unabridged classics in audio format and a small collection of books in French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. Also available are puzzles, games and quizzes. TumbleBook Library can also be viewed in Spanish and French.

ProQuest HeritageQuest

Use HeritageQuest to discover your family history with this easy-to-search collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s. This collection consists of five core data sets: US Federal Censuses, genealogy and local history books, Revolutionary War record, Freedman’s Bank Records, and the US Congressional Serial Set.

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Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Japanese. Visit the website or download their app and learn a new language wherever you are!


JobNow™ consists of a unique suite of resources for job seekers, including access to trained career experts who provide live, one-to-one assistance. JobNow™ services include: templates, on-demand tutorials, helpful links and tips, live interview coaching, resume lab, live career assistance, eParachute, Optimal Resume, and the Adult Learning Center. The Adult Learning Center provides foundational, career-enhancing skills to adult learners through test preparation (including the TASC and the U.S. Citizenship Test) and a comprehensive academic skills center featuring live, online tutors. JobNow™ resources are available 24/7. Live services are available from 2pm-11pm; 7 days/week.
JobNow How-To Guide

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