Riverfront Library will close at 5pm on Thursday, April 25th for a special event.

Tech Central


Tech Central is a state-of-the-art technology center located on the 3rd floor of the Riverfront Library, unmatched by any other library in Westchester County. Programs and workshops held in Tech Central help patrons gain knowledge, develop confidence in their computer skills, and introduce emerging technologies to our Community in a technologically advanced and inclusive space, all absolutely free.  We also offer one-on-one tech help during designated hours.

Stock image of a desktop with 3D printed objects, a 3D printer, and a laptop

3D Printing

3D printing is a free service offered at the library. A Yonkers library card or other Westchester Library card is required. You can design your own 3D object OR download a 3D file. Click here to read our 3D printing policy and submit a 3D print request. For questions on 3D printing, email 3dprinting@ypl.org. Don't forget to check our calendar for the next 3D printing workshop.

Young boy with virtual reality headset on

Virtual Reality

Available after school for Teens 12-19 every Thursday at 4pm and Tweens 7-12 every Tuesday at 4pm in Tech Central and every Thursday at 3pm at the Will library.

Designing:  To create a 3D object, we recommend tinkercad.com, SketchUp.com, Fusion 360,  and free3D.com, all free websites. Once a file is created,  export/download it from the website as an .stl file and upload it to our 3D print request form.

Downloading:  Visit thingiverse.com, yeggi.com, tinkercad.com or GrabCAD.com and download the file as an .stl file and upload it to our 3D print request form.

Our printers:  

The Riverfront Library has two 3D printers: Makerbot Z18 & Makerbot Method. Grinton I. Will library has a
Makerbot Replicator Plus. Crestwood library has a Makerbot Replicator 2.

Filament: The 3D printers use Polylactic Acid or PLA filament, a recyclable, natural thermoplastic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as cornstarch or sugar cane. PLA is a medium-strength plastic suitable for light-duty and decorative applications.

Colors:  Colors are based on availability. Objects print in one solid color.

We have several VR units, including HP Reverb headsets, Oculus Go, Quest,  Quest 2, HTC Vive and an HTC Vive Pro. Experience a thrilling roller coaster, walk out on a ledge of a high rise building or watch an educational video. All types of experiences await you in an alternate reality! 

VR in the classroom! If you are a Yonkers Public School teacher, contact us to find out how to incorporate virtual reality into your classroom with ClassVR. Common core curriculum available in every subject for every class level. Click to fill out a ClassVR request form.

HP DesignJet printer

Poster Printing

The Riverfront library offers free large format printing, up to 3 requests per month. Email your print request to cbitetti@ypl.org.

desktop computers and people typing

Digital Inclusion

The Yonkers Public Library strives to advance the three core aspects of digital inclusion: digital/technology skills, access to low cost wi-fi, and computer access in the library, as well as a laptop lending program. With participation in such programs as Reconnect with Tech and the Yzone, we connect our patrons with the tools they need to participate in every life. In addition, our Job Search Coach is available for one-on-one virtual meetings to help prepare resumes, teach interview skills, and other job-related services. 

Tech Central Learning La

Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is our technology classroom, equipped with gaming laptops, iPads, Smart Board, 9 ft. drop-down screen, LCD projector, and designed with assistive listening technology (Induction Loop). We offer technology classes on Microsoft Office, Adobe, QuickBooks, Google apps, 3D printing, Cybersecurity and more. We also offer free printing on our HP Design Jet large format printer.  

Children and adult doing project with laptops and other materials.

Maker Lab

The Maker Lab is a do-it-yourself space for creating  and learning. We offer many STEM workshops, arts & crafts, food programs and more for every age group. Visit our website to find the next maker program or contact us to reserve the space for your small group/class. Maker lab equipment includes: cricut machine, engraver, Ozobot robots, arts & crafts, legos, sewing machine, circuit sets

Girl using recording equipment in the media lab

Media Lab

Create a podcast or Youtube video in our media lab. Our green screen walls provide the perfect backdrop for your self made videos and make video editing easy. Practice playing an instrument or borrow a keyboard or guitar.


STEM & Technology