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Library Services

Reserve Library Items (Holds)
To reserve (or hold) a library item online you must log in to the WLS Catalog website using your library card number and PIN. Once the reserve has been made, and the items are present in the system, they will be sent to the WLS Library of your choice. Wait times may vary depending on how popular an item is and the number of copies available in the system. You may have to wait a few weeks until those who have requested the item ahead of you are able to check it out and then return it. When your requested items finally arrive, you will receive an e-mail or a phone call alerting you that they are ready to be picked up. You will then have one week to do so, otherwise it will go on to fill the next request or back to its original shelf.

 

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 cover the necessary charges or do not want to use the material in the library.

The average time to obtain the materials is one to four weeks. This depends on availability of the materials requested, their location, type of delivery service, and staff situation of the owning libraries. Some obscure materials may also take longer to obtain.

You may place an ILL request in person at any public library in Westchester County, or follow the appropriate links 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 were 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!