Welcome to the Van Schaick Grade School Library site, a place where students can research or search for resources for reports.

Students must come to the school's library to take out a book or request it from another Cohoes elementary school library or within the Capital Region.

To request a book, students must provide the following information to the librarian: title, author, call number, the name of the school where the book is located, their name and their teacher and grade level. A Library Loan Request Form is available by clicking here, or students can get a form at the school library.

(The link above is in PDF format, which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from the Adobe Acrobat website.)


Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
237-2828, Ext. 4013


Who's Who in Van Schaick's Library?

Carolyn McLoughlin, with 30 years experience in the field of librarianship, has been the District Elementary Librarian in Cohoes for the past 11. As the administrator of the three libraries she oversees the library staff, the general operation of the library and teaches classes. Ms. McLoughlin can be found in Harmony Hill on Mondays and Tuesdays, Abram Lansing on Wednesdays and Thursdays and Van Schaick Grade School on Fridays.

The library aides keep the library open all week and are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the library, as well as handling book exchange for all classes. They are an invaluable asset to the library program. The aide is: Patty Hayes.


Click on the links below to search the online catalogs.

Van Schaick's Online Public Access Catalog

Cohoes Public Library - A database of search tools for students.