Inn Policies

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The ambiance at The Old Library Inn is warm, friendly, and welcoming. We promise all guests a uniquely enjoyable and attentive experience. To that end, we created these policies to help us provide consistent service, to be a good neighbor, and remain a viable business. Please review our policies prior to making your reservations so that we might avoid any surprises at check-in.


A 50% deposit will guarantee your reservation.  We accept all major credit cards. Deposits will not be refunded for failure to arrive, arrival after confirmed arrival date, or premature departure.



As a small business, cancellations affect us greatly. When a deposit is made, your room(s) is/are guaranteed for the entire stay, and guests are responsible for the entire balance of nights reserved. Cancellation received 15 or more calendar days (30 or more calendar days for stays of 7 nights or more, or when reserving multiple rooms) prior to your reserved arrival date will be refunded in full, less a $45.00 processing fee per room. For cancellations made less than 15 days in advance (or 30 days as noted above), refunds are subject to the re-rental of the accommodations without loss to The Old Library Inn. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover last-minute cancellation expenses.

Balance payment

Sales balance, tax, and additional expenses incurred during your stay will be applied at checkout.



Guests are invited to check-in daily after 3:00 pm. We are unable to accommodate early arrivals, as staff is busy cleaning and preparing guestrooms.  Please make your travel plans accordingly. If At least 15 minutes prior to your anticipated arrival, please call (716) 373-9804, and our innkeeper will meet you to check you in to your room.  If you anticipate a late arrival (after 8:00 pm), please call 24-hours in advance to make special arrangements.



Guests will receive house and guestroom keys when they register at check-in.



A gourmet multi-course breakfast is served daily; seating time is between 7:00 am and 9:00 am daily. 



Checkout is before 11:00 am.  This is necessary to prepare rooms for incoming guests.  No exceptions; please plan accordingly. A $50.00 late checkout fee will apply for checkouts past 11:15 am. Checkouts past noon will be charged for an additional night.


Allergies / Dietary Restrictions

Please alert your innkeeper to all food allergies, sensitivities, and dietary restrictions when placing your reservation.


Guest Linens

The Old Library Inn is environmentally friendly and committed to minimizing its carbon footprint.  If you choose to use your bath linens for more than one day, please hang them on the towel rack or door hooks. If you would like fresh linens, please leave used linens on the bathroom floor.  Linens are not to be removed from The Old Library Inn; if linens are missing from your room, you will be charged accordingly. 


  • Please refrain from using our white bath linens to remove makeup or to clean spills, as they stain our linens and make them unsuitable for future guests. Dark colored face towels are provided in each room for makeup removal and small spills.


  • If you have newly color treated hair that transfers to linens, please notify the innkeeper, as we will provide you with appropriate pillowcases to prevent damage to linens*.


  • Any permanent staining to our white bed linens will result in a replacement fee and charged to your credit card.


Quiet hours  

Quiet hours are between 10:30 pm and 8:00 am daily.  This applies to all common areas: living & dining rooms, kitchen, porch, and grounds. Use of common areas is intended for the enjoyment and comfort of all our guests. Unless you have booked the entire inn, this policy is enforced.



The Old Library Inn seeks to provide a quiet, restful, and romantic environment best suited for adults. However, accommodations are available for well-behaved children.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.



Out of courtesy to our guests with allergies, we are unable to accommodate pets. No exceptions.



Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the inn, although you are welcome to enjoy your smoke on our beautiful porch.


  • No candles, incense, or open flame of any kind is allowed in this circa 1895 wood structure.



The Old Library Inn provides complimentary high-speed wireless internet access throughout the inn.  The password is posted in your room for your convenience.



The Old Library is a charming historical structure with older plumbing.  Please use guest room sanitary bags and waste baskets for all female hygiene products; please flush toilet tissue only. 


Common Refrigerators  

A refrigerator in the kitchen for perishable food storage is available for guest use.  Please label your food and be courteous and thoughtful of your fellow guests. Your cooperation is much appreciated.


Wedding Parties & Family Reunions  

As a precaution, reservations for wedding parties and family reunions necessitate our collecting a $700 deposit to cover potential property damage above and beyond normal wear and tear.  This damage deposit is payable by check no less than 30 days prior to arrival.  This is in addition to the 50% room reservation deposit and is refundable within 14 calendar days following the wedding party’s or family’s departure.  Assessment and repair of damaged property may delay your refund.  If this should happen, you will be notified by email.  It is not our intent to profit from this policy, only to protect our investment in our small business.

116 & 120 South Union Street |  Olean | New York | 14760  |  716-372-2226


116 S Union St., Olean, NY, 14760

(716) 372-2226


120 S Union St., Olean, NY, 14760

(716) 373-9804

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