All Yonkers Public Library (YPL) buildings will remain closed through at least April 29, 2020. In the meantime, the library remains available through its digital collections and services, its calendar of virtual events, and phone and email customer support and reference services.
For the Crestwood Branch (all questions), call 914-779-3774. For help with your library card account questions, For help getting access to our online resources or for reference and referrals, For questions related to children’s services,
call 914-457-1381 (Riverfront Library) or 914-771-9616 (Will Branch).
call 914-375-7966 (Riverfront Library) or 914-457-1872 (Will Branch).
call 914-457-4116 (Riverfront Library) or 914-457-1877 (Will Branch).
For the Crestwood Branch (all questions), call 914-779-3774.
For help with your library card account questions,
For help getting access to our online resources or for reference and referrals,
For questions related to children’s services,
While our library buildings are closed, our book drops will be too. We ask that you simply hold onto your borrowed books until the library can reopen.
If you have questions or issues related to your account, fines, or due dates, please contact the following:
914-457-1381 (Riverfront Library)
914-771-9616 (Will Branch)
914-779-3774 (Crestwood Branch)
To view all the eContent we offer, click here.
We are also offering a wide range of virtual programs. Please visit here for the full calendar of virtual events here.
Update (March 20, 2020):
While the library’s physical locations remain closed, library staff are working to maintain library operations. Here’s how you can access library services:
- You can still ask questions and reach library by emailing email@example.com or calling 914-375-7953 for assistance.
- Our digital collections – ranging from eBooks to subscription online services – are still available to library card holders. Learn about these resources here. We also have a dedicated page for educational resources for Yonkers students.
- We’ve begun offering virtual programs through online platforms such as Facebook Live and Zoom. Please check our website and social media feeds for more updates and events.
- While we are closed you can still apply for a library card, and one of our staff will email you a barcode you can use to access digital materials. Apply for a library card here.
- We’ve extended due dates and waived fines incurred during this period. We’ve also automatically renewed expired library card accounts so that you can keep borrowing materials.
Thank you for your patience. We can’t wait for the outbreak to be contained enough to reopen our doors to you.
Update (March 16, 2020):
All three branches of the Yonkers Public Library will remain closed through Tuesday, March 31. Please continue to monitor this site or our social media feeds for updates. During this time, no library materials will be due and overdue fines will not accumulate on materials you have checked out.
Update (March 15, 2020): A Joint Message from the YPL Administration and Board of Trustees
After careful consideration, and in consultation with the City of Yonkers, the Yonkers Public Library (YPL) will close all locations through Tuesday, March 17 while it assesses the public health risks posed by novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check ypl.org or subscribe to our social feeds for further updates on whether this closure needs to be extended.
YPL is proud to be a gathering place that the Yonkers community depends on, especially during times of crisis or uncertainty. Unfortunately, this very quality can enable the spread of COVID-19. We are dedicated to providing the library services that we know our members rely upon, but in this situation we feel the most responsible action is to support the health and safety of our staff and the public by temporarily closing.
We are automatically extending due dates and hold expirations for all borrowed materials, and late fees will be waived on overdue materials. While we are closed we invite you to access YPL’s collection of e-books and e-audiobooks, e-movies, as well as its online learning subscriptions services like tutor.com, lynda.com and Gale Courses.
Our library buildings are precious assets – and closing them is something we don’t do lightly – but our greatest resource is our talented and dedicated staff. While we are closed we will plan creative ways they can serve you, even if it can’t be done in person.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, and stay safe and healthy.
Nancy Maron, Board of Trustees President
Susan Thaler, Acting Director
Jesse Montero, incoming Director
Update (March 11, 2020):
As a precaution due to public health concerns, all public programs in the three branches of Yonkers Public Library are cancelled through Wednesday, March 25. Please check back for updates.
Update (March 10, 2020):
At YPL the health and safety of our staff and patrons is a top priority. We are working closely with the City of Yonkers and following guidance from trusted sources – ranging from the Westchester County Department of Health to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) – to guide the library’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Since cases of coronavirus were detected in Westchester, we have taken several steps to minimize risk, including:
- Installing touch-free hand sanitizer dispensers in public areas at all three library branches.
- Signs in public areas reminding patrons of the best ways to keep healthy.
- Custodial staff have been doubling down on cleaning surfaces, especially in high-traffic areas. Particular attention is being paid to handrails, elevator buttons, computer keyboards and other surfaces that are touched by multiple people throughout the day.
- All public programs in all three branches are cancelled through March 25. Please check back for updates.
- During this period, fines on overdue materials will be waived.
- Starting Friday, March 13, 2020, libraries in the Westchester Library System will suspend all intralibrary and interlibrary loans for the foreseeable future. This means our patrons will no longer be receiving holds from other libraries and our library will no longer be sending our items to others. However, you may still return your items to any library in the Westchester Library System and use your card to check out items at any library.
Below are websites about the coronavirus: