Collections Policy


Community members are welcome to make recommendations of titles to add to the library’s collection. We try to honor requests to the best of our ability. Variables that affect an item’s purchase include availability, price, publication date, and if there are other copies in the Southern Tier Library System.

Please visit our circulation desk and give your request to a staff member or send and email to

Challenged Materials Policy

Should a patron of the Watkins Glen Public Library object to a particular item in the collection, they should:
A) Bring the item to the attention to library staff.
B) Submit a written document identifying the objectionable item and the reason for the objection.

Once the Library Director is made aware of an objection, they will notify the Board of Trustees and examine the item as soon as possible. If the objection is merited and the item is found to be hurtful to the mission of the Library or to the public which the Library serves, the item will be removed from the collection.