Your home library is directly related to where you pay your taxes. Hendrick Hudson school district families can get a library card from Hendrick Hudson Free Library. Croton school district families get cards from the Croton Free Library, Peekskill school district families get cards from The Field Library, and Yorktown school district families get theirs from the John C. Hart Memorial Library. As for the families in the Lakeland school district, they have an option of getting a card at either of the above mentioned four libraries (known as the Cortlandt Contract Libraries). They have to choose one “home” library though. Once you have a card from any of these libraries you can use it at any library in Westchester County.
You can book a Study Room or the library’s Conference Room conveniently online! Learn more about reserving a room here. To learn more about reserving the Community Room, you can visit our Community Room page.
There is no password. Once you have connected to the Hendrick Hudson Free Library wireless network in your device settings you simply need to open your web browser and click to accept the terms and conditions.
There are a variety of apps you can download onto your Kindle or mobile device to read eBooks or listen to audiobooks. Visit our Online Resources page and choose the app best suited for you. You get free access to all of the apps listed by signing up with your library card.
We have several notaries on staff. At least one of them is generally here during the day, in the evenings, and on Saturdays. We kindly ask that you call first to make sure the notary is not off that day or on a lunch/dinner break. Please call (914) 739-5654 ext. 303 to confirm availability.
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.
You can ask a reference librarian if the book is available through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). This service searches for materials that are available outside of Westchester Library System. Read more about this service here.
Hendrick Hudson Free Library cardholders in good standing (no fines) can contact the Reference Desk to reserve a pass. A full listing of which museum passes we own is available here. Call (914) 739-5654 ext. 303 to reserve.
This question is generally asked in regard to our New Books section. The newest titles always have the highest demand and don’t spend as much time on the shelf as older titles might. The shelves look empty because the items are either checked out or on hold.
Yes, it would. We currently have two benches on the front lawn. One is located by the Deborah Appel Chomiw Rain Garden and the other is between two beautiful cherry trees. We have very colorful picnic tables on the upper hill near our children’s room. We feel it is best to reserve seating on our lawn for special events.