Your White Plains card is honored by all Westchester public libraries and by the Westchester Community College library. Guest privileges may be available if you are residing temporarily in White Plains. Your Library card will be valid for three years.
Anyone eligible for a card may use the online form provided below to get a card. 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. If you apply online, we’ll email you a library card number. Once you receive it, your card number can be used immediately to check out books, movies, music, hotspots and museum passes; reserve books; use a computer; download and stream eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music, plus access free online tools and resources.
You may also apply for a library card in person at the library. Two forms of ID, one with your name and current address, are required the first time you register and each time you renew in person.
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.
Anyone eligible for a card may use the online form provided below and upload proof of White Plains Employment/School enrollment: work or school ID or letter from school or employer. 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. If you apply online, we’ll email you a library card number. Once you receive it, your card number can be used immediately to check out books, music, movies, hotspots and museum passes; reserve books; use a computer; download and stream eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music, plus access free online tools and resources.
You can also apply in person at the library. 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. For patrons aged 65 and over, a System card can be purchased at a discounted price of $35. This application form, available for new cards and renewals, 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.
|Type of Material||Borrowing Period||Renewal|
|Books, Audio books, Music CDs, Children’s Kits||3 weeks||1|
|Adult New Books||2 weeks||1|
|Television Series DVDs||2 weeks||1|
|Children's Bag-A-Tales||3 weeks||0|
|Museum Passes||1 week||0|
|Laptop/Hotspot Bundles||2 weeks||0|
|Museum Passes||$10.00||cost of pass|
The borrowing limit is 75 items per card, including up to 20 each of the following types of materials: CDs, DVDs & Blu-ray disks, Launchpads and audiobooks.
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 your convenience but may not always be available. Books returned to book drops after library hours or before 8:00 am are checked in on the previous day.