"Libraries enlighten and empower communities."

— Hepburn Library of Lisbon Strategic Plan 2020-2022


The Hepburn Library of Lisbon is chartered to serve a population of 4,102 residents in the Town of Lisbon, located in St. Lawrence County, New York.

Our mission is to enlighten and empower by providing programs and services that engage, educate, and enrich all members of our community and beyond.

The year 2020 has brought us joy and sadness. We are joyful to reach our 100-year landmark anniversary, and sorrowful that our world has been impacted by so many challenges.

As we all navigate this “new normal”, please know our library is committed to adjusting and adapting to best meet the needs of our community. We hope our next 100 years of library service in Lisbon are as rewarding as our first.

Warmest regards,

Michelle Stottlemyer McLagan



Read. Listen. Watch.
Entertain. Relax. Escape.

Our expansive collection of materials is our strength.
We have print, audio, visual, and digital materials ready for you to borrow.

There are over 20,000 items on our physical shelves, plus over 1 million items in our 65-member North Country Library System consortium.

Prefer digital? We have 10,000 titles available through our Overdrive / Libby collection.

There is truly something for everyone.
Printed Books

The library has an extensive selection of classic & popular literature, picture books, & graphic novels for babies to adults.

Books on CD

Looking for an audio book on CD to take on vacation? In addition to our selection, there are 1,000's available from member libraries.

Blu-Ray + DVD

With over 875 Blu-Ray titles, we have the largest collection in a 4-county area. Prefer DVD? We have over 2,200 DVD titles.


We subscribe to over 50 magazines, so we have something for every taste: food + hobbies + sports + lifestyle +the latest news.

Digital Books

Got a Kindle or iPad? Like to listen to books while on the go? Overdrive & Libby have you covered, 24/7, at the touch of your fingertips.

Museum Passes

Looking for a fun day trip to the mountains? We lend family discount passes for The Wild Center & the Adirondack Experience.

Games + Puzzles

Family Game Night is ON! The library has games and jigsaw puzzles for all ages that are perfect for a cold winter evening together.

Craft Corner

Thanks to a Makerspace grant, the library has craft tools that may be borrowed to make cards & scrapbooks.

Enjoy curbside pickup this summer at the library.

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Learn. Think. Inspire.
Craft. Design. Create.

The library instructs and hosts a number of programs for all ages onsite and online. From story time to arts and crafts, there's something for everyone to engage their minds.

Due to COVID-19 and the importance of physical distancing for the health and safety of our community, onsite library programs have been modified for you to enjoy outside the library.
Digital Storytime

Join us online for read-aloud stories.

Interactive Videos

Learn creative skills online.

Grab & Go Crafts

Craft at home with curated projects.

Check Us Out Podcast

Catch up on all our library news.



Read. Learn. Study.
Question. Think. Answer.

Public libraries are integral to education and learning from early readers through high school.

It's our goal to provide a wide range of reading materials and enrichment activities to supplement all varieties of learning.

In-school, school-at-home, and homeschool families will always have our support.

Search for children's books in our dedicated Kid's Catalog.

Readers Advisory

Do you have a reluctant reader at home? Let us help find just the right books for your child. We’re happy to hand-select a variety of books for all children to enjoy at home.


Take & Make Projects

Our in-person arts and craft programs and projects have moved to Take & Make projects. The library offers frequent projects for crafty users of all ages. 


FROGS Program

For children participating in the Fun Reading Good Stories (FROGS) program at Lisbon Central School, our books are all marked with FROGS stickers and point values to help every kid achieve his/her reading goal.


Talking is Teaching

Join the library in Fall 2020 as we kick off our grant-funded Talking is Teaching program. Read, talk, and sing with the library every week and let’s help our babies, toddlers, and preschoolers read 100 books before kindergarten.



Search. Prepare. Write.
Apply. Submit. Succeed.

We know how to help.

Whether you just need our wi-fi to search for a job, or you need a computer to type a resume, the library has you covered.

With a color laser jet printer, color copier, and color fax machine, we can help you connect with future employers at the touch of a button.

While our in-person services are limited during the COVID-19 emergency, we're still able to provide support. Our wi-fi is available 24/7 across library property, and we can assist your print, copy, and fax requests remotely through email and our curbside services.
Universal Class

Brush up on business skills.

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Print / Copy / Fax

Print, copy, & fax services.

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Remote Office

Borrow the tools you need.

Cypress Resume

Create a custom resume in minutes.



Imagine. Research. Prepare.
Collaborate. Build. Prosper.

Libraries are like small businesses.

We understand the challenges and the rewards, and are positioned to provide many of the tools and resources to help you succeed.

Starting or running a small business is an amazing experience, and sometimes you just need a little help. 

Maybe you need a break from home, from family, or from too many distractions. The library is just the place! Bring your laptop (or use our public computers), your travel mug of coffee, and your creativity.

Whether you’re writing a business proposal, filing your quarterly taxes, or reaching out to new clients via email, we are here for you. 

Are you an artist or crafter? Or just have a huge pile of paperwork to sort through? Our conference tables provide plenty of space to spread out and tackle even the biggest projects.



Overcome. Persevere. Innovate.
Grow. Achieve. Thrive.

Sometimes life throws us a bunch of lemons.
We understand everyone needs a little help every once in a while.
Government Forms

We can’t help you complete your Census questionnaire or file your taxes, but we can help you find websites, phone numbers, and documents to download and print. 

Family Assistance

Looking for a safe, neutral environment for family visitation? We have books, games, LEGOs, and puzzles for families to read and play together in our children’s room.


Kids occasionally need extra help outside of school. The library is the perfect place for students and tutors to meet up and work on lesson plans and test-taking skills. 

Homeschool Families

Home school families often need extra books to support their curriculum. We can help identify supporting books and extend loan periods to accommodate scheduling.

Adult Literacy

Adults needing help with GED preparation, math skills, and literacy help can work independently on library computers or wifi, or meet with their coaches one-on-one.


Library computers are great for those needing internet for driver, hunter, boater, or other online courses. Completion certificates can be printed when done.



Community. Friends. Family.
Collaborate. Socialize. Celebrate.

When A. Barton Hepburn gifted the library to the Town of Lisbon in 1917, he ensured the Town would have a gathering place at the library. Today, we still embrace his vision, and our community room is routinely used for library programs, community service groups, private parties, and many other functions.

Our first floor community room is handicap accessible, with an adjacent kitchen and restroom. Capacity of the room and adjacent amenities is 109 attendees.


Stay in the loop for news.
We want you to know what's happening at the library.
Library Opens for In-Person Services on September 8, 2020.
The Lisbon Hepburn Library will be open for modified services starting Tuesday, September 8th. Our hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3pm-8pm and Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am-5pm. In… Read More »Library Opens for…
Curbside Pickup Service Begins June 15th
The library is open for pickup services starting June 15th at the front door of the library. Books, audiobooks, magazines, Blu-Rays, DVDs, board games, and jigsaw puzzles may be be… Read More »Curbside Pickup Service…


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