Ever wonder how books, DVDs, eBooks and other items are selected for your library? First, the White Plains Public Library, with staunch support from the City, is fortunate to have a healthy materials budget–even in these fiscally strained times. This allows us to build and maintain a large, up-to-date collection–with plenty of copies of high-demand titles such as “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn.
Second, we have many librarians–each with different interests, expertise, and points of view–involved in chosing materials for you. They read reviews, follow the media, and are guided by your concerns and requests. This ensures a varied and comprehensive collection: from urban fiction to graphic novels to serious nonfiction analyzing the global economy.
Not finding what you need? Don't hesitate to ask a staff member. And, if the Library does not own the item you want, fill out our “Request a Purchase” form (also available as a paper form at the Reference Desk). We will let you know within 48 hours if we can buy the item–and when we will likely receive it–and happily reserve it for you to pick up.