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Library Services

Manage your Library Card Online 
Use your 14-digit Barcode Number found on the back-side of your card along with its 4-digit PIN number (which by default should be the last four digits of the phone number you registered your card with) to access your Patron Record anytime at to find out when your books are due, what materials you may have on hold, and even to renew items if you need some extra time.


Library Item Reserves (Holds)
To place a reserve (or hold) you must supply the 14-digit barcode number on your library card (see example at right). Your reserved items will be sent to the WLS Library of your choice for pickup. You will receive a your choice of a printed notice, an e-mail, or a phone call when the item arrives at your library. When a title you want is already checked out, you may be able to place a hold on it. Again, you must have your Library Card barcode number. When the item is checked in and it is your turn to check out the item, the library will notify you that it is available. If other library patrons have placed a hold on the item, you may have to wait until those who have requested the item ahead of you are able to check out the item. When it is your turn to check out the item, you must pick it up within one week or it will go on to the next patron.


Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services
ILL Services allow you to obtain print materials, such as books and magazine articles, as well as microfilm of old newspapers, that are not owned within the Westchester Library System.

WLS does not charge for ILL Services, however certain lending institutions have loan policies that include charging fees or on-site-use-only restrictions. If they become our only options, you will be contacted for permission to proceed. You can cancel a request if you decline to pay the charge or do not want to use the material in the library.

The average time to obtain the materials is one to four weeks; some obscure materials may take longer to get. The time it takes depends on availability of the materials requested, location and staff situation of the owning libraries, and the type of delivery.

You may place an ILL request in person at any public library in Westchester County, or follow the appropriate link below to submit your request online. You can have the requested materials delivered to any WLS member library for you to pick up, but you must return the materials to the same library where they have been checked out.

ILL Book Request Form
• ILL Article Request Form


Homebound Service @ Your Library
Warner is now offering service to the homebound. If you are unable to leave your home due to illness or disability and would like a library staff member or volunteer to bring library materials to you, please contact the Reference Desk at 631 - 7734. As a homebound patron, you may borrow any Warner Library owned materials for one month. The Reference Librarian will help you select some books, music or films for you to enjoy.


Newspaper Articles & Magazine Stories, and even Literary Criticism
The Westchester Library System makes available from its web site databases that provide access to over 2000 periodicals, many of which offer full text versions of articles of general interest and specific subject areas. Magazine and newspaper databases and online encyclopedias for adults and children are accessible.

Go to WLS Databases!


Check out seeds with your library card!
The Warner Seed Library is a collection of flower, herb and vegetable seeds. Library patrons can "check-out" free seeds from the collection to grow in their home gardens.



Additional Library Resources
Go to the Adult Programs page to access information regarding the library's computer access and computer tutorials, new materials including playaways and best sellers, online job search resources, and online resources featuring government, medical , and business research sites. These links are located on the right hand side of the Adult Programs page.



Nooks and Kindles are now available for Check-Out at the Warner Library!

The Warner Library has 4 Nooks and 2 Kindles available for Check Out. Only Warner Library Cardholders are able to check them out. Please see the Reference Desk to Check Out one of our eBook Readers.

eBook readers have been made available through the generous donation by the Kendal on Hudson Residents Association.




Kindle Instructions
For downloading ebooks to your Kindle device.






Nook Instructions
For downloading ebooks to your Nook device.






FREE Museum Passes
Reserve your FREE museum pass to the Frick, Guggenheim, Hudson River, Intrepid, Katonah, NY Historical Society, Stone Barns Center and Storm King Museums!
Education First in Tarrytown, NY has generously sponsored this program.

Click here for Museum Pass information.



Village Food Scrap Composting Program

Compost Kits are available for purchase at the Warner Library for residents of the Village of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. The village has recently created a drop-off site with four gray containers in place to collect food scraps from Tarrytown Village residents. The drop-off site is located between the Recreational Center and the Senior Center at Pierson Park, and is open daily from 8 AM to 8 PM.

Click here for more information on the Compost Program.