Yonkers Public Library
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General Services

Book Drops

Book drops are available outside all of the Libraries when they are closed. You can check out your materials at one library in Westchester and return them to any other Westchester library.  Returning materials promptly makes them available to others sooner.

Borrowing Materials

A library card is needed to borrow materials.

: 3 weeks
Pronto: 1 week
Paperbacks: 3 weeks
New books: 2 weeks
Magazines: 1 week

(Limit 8): 3 weeks
Audiobooks: 3 weeks
Playaways (Limit 2): 3 weeks
DVDs (Limit 10; 1 new): 1 week
TV Series DVDs: 2 weeks

Checked Out Materials
Call TeleCirc at 914-674-4169 to renew materials, list titles checked out, list fines, and list holds ready for pickup. (Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your phone number)

Copy Machines

Copy Machines are available at all branches. The fee is .15 cents per black and white copy. 


The Yonkers Riverfront Library has a typewriter on the 4th floor to use.  You must supply your own paper.

Funding Information Network

The Funding Information Network (formerly the Grants Information Center), located in the Riverfront Branch, is one of more than 400 Cooperating Collections of the Foundation Center. It has the best and most comprehensive information available on foundations and corporate giving. The network's internet address is: fdncenter.org

Internet Access

Internet Access is available at all branches of the Yonkers Public Library.  With your library card’s barcode number, you have remote access at home to extensive reference databases which provide articles from hundreds of magazines, and abstracts from many more publications. eReference provides e-mail reference service.

Kurzweil Reading Machine

The Kurzweil Reading Machine at the Riverfront Branch scans printed
materials and reads them aloud, a service for those who are blind or
have low vision.


Tours can be arranged for individuals or groups to learn about library
materials and services. Please call (914) 337-1500 for more information.


Our librarians are information specialists with Master's degrees in
Library and Information Sciences. They are here to help you with your
information and book selection needs. If you do not find what you are
looking for, we may be able to get it from another branch or another
library. You may also reserve books already checked out. Ask a
librarian for more information about these services. Quick reference by
phone is also available.

Homework Helper

Homework Helper program provides homework assistance to school children in grades 1-7 during afterschool hours at the Riverfront and Will Branches. For more information please call 914-337-1500.

Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, 914-337-1500, x427

Mondays - Wednesdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm, Thursdays 4:30 - 6pm in the Arts & Crafts Room, for grades 1-7

Grinton I. Will Branch, 1500 Central Park Avenue, 914-337-1500, x306

Mondays - Wednesdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:30pm in the Story Room for grades 1-6


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Phone: (914) 337-1500
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