Library Information

Phone Numbers

  • Main Phone: 914-422-1400
  • Reference Desk: 914-422-1480
  • Children’s Library: 914-422-1476
  • Circulation Desk: 914-422-1490
  • 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

librarian@whiteplainslibrary.org

Library Holiday Closings 2017 – 2018
Memorial Day Weekend Sat/Sun/Mon May 27/28/29
Independence Day Tuesday July 4
Labor Day Weekend Sat/Sun/Mon Sept 2/3/4
Columbus Day Monday Oct 9
Election Day Tuesday Nov 7
Veteran’s Day (observed) Friday Nov 10
Thanksgiving Eve Close at 6 p.m. Wednesday Nov 22
Thanksgiving Day Thursday Nov 23
Christmas Eve Sunday Dec 24
Christmas Day Monday Dec 25
New Year’s Eve Sunday Dec 31
New Year’s Day Monday Jan 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday Jan 15
Lincoln’s Birthday Monday Feb 12
Presidents’ Day Monday Feb 19
Good Friday Friday March 30
Easter Sunday Sunday April 1
Memorial Day Weekend Sat/Sun/Mon May 26/27/28
Independence Day Wednesday July 4
Labor Day Weekend Sat/Sun/Mon Sept 1/2/3
Columbus Day Monday Oct 8
Election Day Tuesday Nov 6
Veterans’ Day (observed) Monday Nov 12
Thanksgiving Eve Close at 6 p.m. Wednesday Nov 21
Thanksgiving Day Thursday Nov 22
Christmas Eve Close at 6 p.m. Monday Dec 24
Christmas Day Tuesday Dec 25
New Year’s Eve Close at 6 p.m. Monday Dec 31

Hours: September – June

Mon - Thu 10 am - 9 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 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
General Information 914-422-1400 librarian@whiteplainslibrary.org
Reference Desk/Main 914-422-1480
Lost & Found 914-422-1484
Meeting Room Reservations 914-422-1493 smcdaniel@whiteplainslibrary.org
Renewals 914-674-4169
Publicity 914-422-1489
Administration 914-422-1406
Brian Kenney Library Director 914-422-1406 bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org
Kathy Degyansky Assistant Library Director 914-422-1488 kdegyansky@whiteplainslibrary.org
Bill Deierlein Business Manager 914-422-1408 bdeierlein@whiteplainslibrary.org
Sandra McDaniel Secretary 914-422-1407 smcdaniel@whiteplainslibrary.org
Sandra McDaniel Meeting Room Coordinator 914-422-1493 smcdaniel@whiteplainslibrary.org
Nancy Rubini Foundation Executive 914-422-1495 nrubini@whiteplainslibrary.org
Denise O. Matthews-Serra President, Board of Trustees
Adult Services 914-422-1480
Tim Baird 914-422-6977 tbaird@whiteplainslibrary.org
Sharon Rothman 914-422-6979 srothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
Mariel Perez 914-422-6982 mperez@whiteplainslibrary.org
Austin Duffy 914-422-6922 aduffy@whiteplainslibrary.org
Ben Himmelfarb 914-422-6980 bhimmelfarb@whiteplainslibrary.org
Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno 914-422-6947 kthornton@whiteplainslibrary.org
The Edge / Teen Services 914-422-1481
Joshua Carlson 914-422-6986 jcarlson@whiteplainslibrary.org
Erik Carlson 914-422-6923 ecarlson@whiteplainslibrary.org
Kathlyn Carroll 914-422-6945 kcarroll@whiteplainslibrary.org
The Trove / Children's Services 914-422-1476
Joshua Carlson 914-422-6986 jcarlson@whiteplainslibrary.org
Raquel Vieira-Cavalcanti 914-422-6991 rcavalcanti@whiteplainslibrary.org
Tata Cañuelas 914-422-6989 tcanuelas@whiteplainslibrary.org
Bonnie Grant 914-422-6992 bgrant@whiteplainslibrary.org
Tanya Nadas 914-422-6988 tnadas@whiteplainslibrary.org
Bobby Calero 914-422-6987 rcalero@whiteplainslibrary.org
Customer Service / Circulation 914-422-1490
Mary Black 914-422-6966 mblack@whiteplainslibrary.org
Jerrick Harris 914-422-6969 jharris@whiteplainslibrary.org
Collection Management 914-422-1496
Christiane Deschamps 914-422-1496 cdeschamps@whiteplainslibrary.org
Collection Discovery / Readers' Advisory 914-422-6976
Karyn DeLuca 914-422-6976 kdeluca@whiteplainslibrary.org
Local History 914-422-6980
Ben Himmelfarb 914-422-6980 bhimmelfarb@whiteplainslibrary.org
Information Technology 914-422-1409
John Lolis Coordinator, Computer Systems 914-422-1497 jlolis@whiteplainslibrary.org
Ryan Jackson 914-422-1409 rjackson@whiteplainslibrary.org
David Cambillo 914-422-1409 dcambillo@whiteplainslibrary.org
Austin Olney 914-422-6999 aolney@whiteplainslibrary.org
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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.

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