Library Information

Phone Numbers

  • Main Phone Number: 914-422-1400
  • Reference Desk: 914-422-1480
  • Children’s Library: 914-422-1476
  • Circulation Desk: 914-422-1490
  • Telephone Renewals: 914-674-4169
  • Library Programs: 914-422-1489
  • Public Relations: 914-422-1489
  • Job Applications: 914-422-1488
  • Fax: 914-422-1462

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Address & Email

White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

cybrarian@whiteplainslibrary.org

Library Holiday Closings
Independence Day Weekend Friday/Sat/Sun July 3/4/5
Labor Day Weekend Saturday/Sunday Sept 5/6
Labor Day Monday Sept 7
Columbus Day Monday Oct 12
Election Day Tuesday Nov 3
Veterans Day Wednesday Nov 11
Thanksgiving Eve Close at 6 p.m. Wednesday Nov 25
Thanksgiving Day Thursday Nov 26
Christmas Eve Close at 1 p.m. Thursday Dec 24
Christmas Day Friday Dec 25
New Year’s Eve Close at 1 p.m. Thursday Dec 31
New Year’s Day Friday Jan 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday Jan 18
Lincoln’s Birthday Friday Feb 12
Presidents’ Day Monday Feb 15
Good Friday Friday Mar 25
Easter Sunday Sunday Mar 27
Memorial Day Weekend Saturday/Sunday May 28/29
Memorial Day Monday May 30

Hours: September – June

Mon – Thu 10 am – 9 pm
Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

Hours: July – August

Mon – Thu 10 am – 9 pm
Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

Library Director
Brian Kenney
914-422-1406
bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org

Assistant Library Director
Kathleen Degyansky
914-422-1488
kdegyansky@whiteplainslibrary.org

Manager of Children’s Services
Rosemary Rasmussen
914-422-1498
rrasmuss@whiteplainslibrary.org

Head of Adult Services
Tim Baird
914-422-1477
tbaird@whiteplainslibrary.org

Manager of Information Technology
John Lolis
914-422-1497
jlolis@whiteplainslibrary.org

Business Manager
Bill Deierlein
914-422-1408
bdeierlei@whiteplainslibrary.org

Library Board of Trustees

President, Library Board of Trustees
Tim James
914-422-1407

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White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

On the corner of Martine Avenue & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., across from the Galleria parking garage.

From the Bronx River Parkway (heading north): Turn right off the Parkway at Exit 21. You are now on Main Street. Follow Main Street to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto Court Street. Go one block to the traffic light and turn right on Martine Avenue. Go straight through one traffic light (this is the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) and the library will be on your left.

From the Bronx River Parkway (heading south): Turn right off the Parkway at Exit 21 (the first exit after the Westchester County Center). Turn left onto Tarrytown Road. After one block Tarrytown Road bears left and goes under a underpass; you are now on Main Street. Follow Main Street to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto Court Street. Go one block to the traffic light and turn right on Martine Avenue. Go straight through one traffic light (this is the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) and the library will be on your left.

From the New York State Thruway (heading east, from the Tappan Zee Bridge): Get off the Thruway at Exit 8, you will be on the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) heading east. Follow the Cross Westchester Expressway to Exit 5 (Route 119, White Plains). At the end of the exit ramp you will be on Tarrytown Road, heading towards White Plains. Follow Tarrytown Road until it bears left, and goes under an overpass; you are now on Main Street. Follow Main Street to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto Court Street. Go one block to the traffic light and turn right on Martine Avenue. Go straight through one traffic light (this is the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) and the library will be on your left.

From the Cross Westchester Expressway (heading east): Follow the Cross Westchester Expressway to Exit 5 (Route 119, White Plains). At the end of the exit ramp you will be on Tarrytown Road, heading towards White Plains. Follow Tarrytown Road until it bears left, and goes under an underpass; you are now on Main Street. Follow Main Street to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto Court Street. Go one block to the traffic light and turn right on Martine Avenue. Go straight through one traffic light (this is the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) and the library will be on your left.

From the Cross Westchester Expressway (heading west): Exit the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) at Exit 6. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left and go one block to the intersection of North Broadway. Turn left on North Broadway. Continue straight about 1/2 mile past the point where North Broadway becomes a divided roadway, and look for Main Street. Go one block past Main Street and turn right on to Martine Avenue. Follow Martine Avenue past the fourth traffic light (this is the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd), and the library will be on the left.

From Westchester Avenue (Exit 8 off the Cross Westchester Expressway): Follow Westchester Avenue until it goes into Broadway, there will be a hill here. At the top of the hill, bear left following the signs for the Business District, on to Broadway heading south. After one block turn right on to Martine Avenue. Follow Martine Avenue past the fourth traffic light (this is the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd), and the library will be on the left.

From Post Road (N.Y. Route 22, heading north): Follow Post Road into White Plains. Turn left on to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. At the second traffic light, turn left on to Martine Avenue. The Library will be on the left.

From Central Park Avenue (heading north): Follow Central Park Avenue north to the intersection with Tarrytown Road. Turn Right on to Tarrytown Road. Follow Tarrytown Road until it bears left, and goes under an underpass; you are now on Main Street. Follow Main Street to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto Court Street. Go one block to the traffic light and turn right on Martine Avenue. Go straight through one traffic light (this is the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) and the library will be on your left.

From New England: Follow I-95 south. The Connecticut Turnpike becomes the New England Thruway at the New York border. Exit the Thruway on to the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) at exit 21. Exit the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) at Exit 6. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left and go one block to the intersection of North Broadway. Turn left on North Broadway. Continue straight about 1/2 mile past the point where North Broadway becomes a divided roadway, and look for Main Street. Go one block past Main Street and turn right on to Martine Avenue. Follow Martine Avenue past the fourth traffic light (this is the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd), and the library will be on the left.

Using public transportation:  Take the Metro North Railroad Harlem Line to the White Plains Station.  (This is 22 Miles from Grand Central according to Metro North.)  The White Plains Public Library is within 1/2 mile of the train station.  To walk to the Library, follow Main Street east for two blocks to the corner of Main and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  Turn right (south) on Martin Luther King and walk one block (you will go under the Galleria parking garage) to the corner of Martin Luther King and Martine Ave.  The Library on the opposite corner of Martine and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  There are also taxis available at the Metro North train station which can take you to the Library for a fee.

Parking:  There is a municipal parking lot below the Library.  The entrance to this lot is a ramp on the left side of Martine Avenue, just past the Library building.  This is a metered lot, so bring quarters.

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 1 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 10 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.

Get a Card: Resident

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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.

Get a Card: Non-Resident

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