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Loan periods, renewals and fines vary based on the type of material borrowed, as follows:
Type of Material Loan Period Renewal
Books, Audio books, Music CDs, Children’s Kits 3 weeks 1
Adult New Books 2 weeks 1
DVDs 1 week 1
Television Series DVDs 2 weeks 1
Children's Bag-A-Tales 3 weeks 0
Digital Downloans: Overdrive 1 - 3 weeks No
Digital Downloans: Freading 1 - 2 weeks 1
Museum Passes 3 days 0
Hotspots 1 week 0
Launchpads 2 weeks 0
Fines Per Day Maximum
Adult Books, Audiobooks, Music CDs $0.25 $10.00
Adult Paperbacks $0.25 $5.00
DVDs $1.00 $10.00
Children’s and Teen Materials 0 0
Museum Passes $10.00 cost of pass
Hotspots $50.00 $100.00
Launchpads $0.10 $5.00

The borrowing limit is 50 items per card, including up to 20 each of the following types of materials: CDs, DVDs, Playaways, and audio books.

Renewals of materials may be made in-person, by calling the automated renewal line at 914-674-4169 or online. Telephone and online renewals are available 24/7. See the above chart for renewal limits. Renewals cannot be made on items that are overdue, on hold, or on interlibrary loan. Only patrons in good standing may renew items.

Holds may be placed on most circulating items of the WLS catalog and can be picked up at or returned to any WLS library. Patrons may reserve in person, by phone at 422-1480 or online. Patrons are notified by email or phone (per the patron’s preference) when the hold becomes available. Items are held for seven days. Interlibrary loans may be placed on items from other libraries beyond the Westchester Library System. Fees from the lending library may apply. Contact Adult Reference for more information.

Materials may be returned in person during Library hours or at book drops. Book drops are provided for patrons’ convenience but may not always be available. Books returned to book drops after library hours or before 8:00 a.m. are checked in on the previous day.

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 temporary White Plains Public Library card. While our building is closed, we will provide you with your unique account numbers that you can use to access our digital and streaming collections. Once our building reopens, you will have thirty days to come to the Library, present two forms of ID, and receive your new card. If you fail to do this, your temporary card will expire. Your name and current address are required the first time you register and each time you renew.

Anyone eligible for a card may use the online form provided below. Please include the apartment or suite number with the street address.

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