Hendrick Hudson Free Library Loan Policies


Type of Material No. That Can Be Borrowed Loan Period
Books, Magazines, CDs 75 3 weeks
New Books, Playaways (MP3) 20 2 weeks
Express Books 14 Day 20 2 weeks ONLY
DVD’s 20 1 week
Audiorecordings 20 3 week
Express DVDs 2 3 days ONLY

Renewals:  All materials may be renewed by phone, in person at the library during library hours, on the library home page at any time, or by calling Tel-Circ (914) 674-4169 after hours, if there are no reserve orders waiting. If items are eligible for automatic renewal, the patron will be notified via their preferred notification method.

Returns:  Materials borrowed from the Hendrick Hudson Free Library may be returned to any library in the Westchester Library System. Likewise, materials borrowed from another library in the Westchester Library System may be returned to the Hendrick Hudson Free Library.

Late Fees: Late fees will not be accrued on items checked out at Hendrick Hudson Free Library. Please note, this does not apply to Mobile Hotspots, Fire TV Sticks, Museum Passes, the GoPro Camera, or any items in a lost or damaged status.

Book Drop:  All materials may be returned through the book drop located in the parking lot directly across from the entrance to the library. Materials left in the book drop after closing time on the day they are due will be checked in with the original due date the following morning.

Book Donations:  Book donations are accepted during regular library hours.  We welcome hardcover and paperback books in good condition.  Donated books may be used to augment the library’s collection or be sold to benefit the library in our ongoing book sale.  The library cannot accept magazines, textbooks, travel books, financial books, encyclopedia sets, Reader’s Digest condensed books, audio/visual material without cases, or books that have been wet or stored in basements or garages (no mold, no dirt, no spiders!).  Please discard books in poor condition at your house rather than at the Library.  Pack book donations in either handled bags or small boxes–limit three (3) per visit.  Books delivered in garbage bags will not be accepted.


Library Policies

Mission Statement and Sustainability Plan 2021-2024
Standard ALA Art Exhibit Policy Board of Trustees Bylaws Bulletin Board
Children’s Computers Children’s Program Room Circulation Regulations/Hours Cleaning Protocol During Pandemic
Code of Conduct Conference Room Use Conflict of Interest Constance Dyckman Community Room Use
Declared Emergency/Pandemic Library Building Reopening Phased Plan Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Environmental Policy Exam Proctoring
Financial Controls Indemnification Policy NY Hero Act Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan Pandemic Response
Policy Adoption Dates Public Access Computer Use Record Retention Recording in the Library
Selection Policy Study Room Tutoring Policy Unattended Children
Whistleblower Wireless Network Policy


Art Exhibit Application and Waiver Children’s Program Room Use Application Community Room Application Conference Room Use Application
Request for Consideration/Reconsideration of Material Display Case Waiver Exam Proctoring Application Room Use Application for Tutors
Library Card Application