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Borrowing Period

Type of Material Weeks Renewal
Books, Audio books, Playaways, Music CDs, Children’s Kits 3 1
Adult New Books 2 0
CDROMs 2 1
DVDs 1 1
Television Series DVDs 2 0
Children's Bag-A-Tales 3 0
Digital Downloans: Overdrive 1 - 3 0
Digital Downloans: Freading 2 1

Extended Use Fees

Type of Material Per Day Maximum
Adult Books, Audiobooks, Playaways, Music CDs $0.25 $10.00
Adult and Teen Paperbacks $0.25 $5.00
DVDs and CD-ROMS $1.00 $10.00
Children’s Books and Playaways $0.10 $5.00
Children’s Paperbacks and small books $0.10 $1.00
Children’s Bag-A-Tales $2.00 $20.00
If You Forget Your Card:
One ID is required, preferably a driver’s license or photo identification. YOU MAY BORROW ONLY ON YOUR OWN CARD.

Renewals:
Renewals may be made by calling the automated telecirc at 674-4169 or online for borrowers in good standing so long as the material is eligible (see above), not overdue, on hold or an interlibrary loan. Telephone and online renewals are available 24/7.

Borrowing Limit
A borrowing limit of 50 items per card, including up to 20 each of the following formats: CDs, DVDs, Videos, Playaways, Audiobooks, CD-Roms, ebooks.

You are Responsible for Material Borrowed on Your Card:
Please report lost cards immediately. Library privileges may be suspended until financial obligations are met by the borrower, or if library materials are overdue. There is a $5 replacement fee for adult library cards and a $2 replacement fee for juvenile library cards.

Inter-Library Loans:
Books may be borrowed for you from other libraries beyond the Westchester Library System. Occasionally fees from the lending library may apply. Ask at the Adult Reference Desk for more information.

Holds:
You may place holds on any circulating item in the WLS catalog, regardless of whether the item is in the Library or checked out to another borrower. You may reserve in person, by phone at 422-1480 or online. You will be notified by e-mail or phone when your hold becomes available.

Book Drops:
Outside return chutes next to the main entrance are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, a drive-up return box is open during library hours. Any materials may be returned in these depositories. Please put items in one at a time, so the chutes do not get clogged!

If you or your family own or rent a residence in White Plains and you live in White Plains:

You are eligible to receive a White Plains Public Library card. Two forms of ID, one with your name and current address, are required the first time you register and each time you renew. Your White Plains card is honored at all Westchester public libraries and at the Westchester Community College library. Guest privileges may be available to others who are residing temporarily in White Plains.

Adults eligible for a card may use the online form provided below. Library cards will be mailed to the street address (no post offices boxes) provided. Please include the apartment or suite number with the street address.

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If you do not live in White plains:

A) You may use the White Plains Public Library if you have a library card in good standing from your Westchester home library.
For Westchester Residents who have not obtained a library card from their home library and would like to use the White Plains Public Library on a temporary basis, please contact the Circulation desk at 914-422-1490 for more information.

B) If you live outside Westchester County, but work, go to school or own property in White Plains, you are eligible to receive a White Plains Public Library card. Two forms of ID (1 with current home address, 1 with current White Plains work or school address or proof of property ownership) are required.

C) If you live outside of Westchester County and DO NOT work, go to school, or own property in Westchester, you may purchase a card from the Westchester Library System at an annual fee of $75 which can be used at the White Plains Public Library. An application form is available at our Checkout Desk, which should be sent directly to WLS with your payment. Your card will be mailed to you directly from the Westchester Library System and is honored at all Westchester public libraries.

Adults eligible for a card may use the online form provided below. Library cards will be mailed to the street address (no post offices boxes) provided. Please include the apartment or suite number with the street address.

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