STLS expands digital library services

Press Release

The Southern Tier Library System is excited to announce funding from Corning Incorporated Foundation to provide libraries with devices such as e-Readers, iPads and tablets in order to expand digital services and increase digital literacy in the Southern Tier.

The System will also increase the size of the regional collection of downloadable audio books and e-books available at: . These items are available free to library users and are heavily used.

The Corning Incorporated Foundation has contributed to many, many initiatives which improve the quality of life in and near communities where Corning Incorporated is an active corporate citizen.

Each year, the Foundation provides assistance to cultural institutions such as arts organizations, libraries, museums and public broadcasting stations.

The Southern Tier Library System enables library users to place holds electronically on materials owned by libraries throughout the region, provides interlibrary loan from state and national resources, provides delivery service to libraries in the five county region six days a week, maintains STARCat, a regional online database of  over 1 million books, audio books, videos, music recordings and other materials, assists libraries to provide services to older adults and people who are deaf or blind, provides consultant services and continuing education for member libraries, and supports a wide-area telecommunications network.

Southern Tier Library System is chartered by the Regents and funded by New York State to serve 48 libraries, and reading centers in Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties.