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The Library located at the Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls is ready to help you!

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  • We offer phone reference, referral, and research help. All New Yorkers are welcome to come in, browse, and borrow! Just ask — we'll try to help, whether it's by lending materials or reference assistance. 
  • We are often open Monday through Saturdays, many days to 8pm. Call for this week's schedule. 
  • We have an excellent collection of books, journal, and audiovisual materials on fire/arson investigation, building codes and construction, EMS, rescue, fire suppression, fire protection engineering, and HazMat. 
  • We can even help you get passwords into some databases for at-home access for you and your family.
  • Our database of over 58,000 print, software and media items helps you find up-to-date information. There are over 10,000 links to full online content to help you get what you need, right now!
  • We will lend, email or supply photocopies as appropriate usually the same day, with no charges.
  • To sign up to receive e-mails of news and new arrivals, send a request to [email protected]

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Useful Links

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http://afs.mlasolutions.com/m5/catalog/(S(j55m1bq1sg2lpwp3nelcnjey))/Default.aspx?installation=AFS

National Emergency Training Centers Learning Resource Center:
http://usfa.fema.gov/data/library/

NYS Fire Information Home
http://nysfireinfo.pbworks.com 

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How to find who in the world will lend you a book or DVD
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Overcoming bad URLs and broken links
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Additional Screencasts
Connecting to online content: Information for NYS emergency responders on using various library gateways to access online content free.

NFPA Codes online: Free registration and viewing of NFPA codes & standards online.

NYS Laws & NY Codes, Rules & Regulations: Explains free full-text Internet access.