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Borrowing Policies

Your free library card is issued for three years from the date of registration. Two forms of ID, one with your name and current address, are required the first time you register and each time you renew your card. Your Eastchester Public Library card is honored at all member libraries of the Westchester Library System.

Loan Periods and Renewals

Adult Books
3 Weeks
1 Renewal
Adult New Books
2 Weeks
1 Renewal
Express Books
1 Week
No Renewals
Adult Magazines
1 Week
1 Renewal
Videos / DVD’s
1 Week
1 Renewal
Adult Music CD’s
3 Weeks
1 Renewal
Adult Books on Tape / CD
3 Weeks
1 Renewal
Young Adult Books
3 Weeks
1 Renewal
Young Adult Books on CD
3 Weeks
1 Renewal
Children’s Books
3 Weeks
1 Renewal
Children’s Books on Tape / CD
3 Weeks
1 Renewal
Children’s Kits
3 Weeks
1 Renewal
Children’s Encyclopedias
3 Weeks
1 Renewal
Children’s Music CD’s
3 Weeks
1 Renewal
Children’s Videos / DVD’s
1 Week
1 Renewal
Children’s Magazines
1 Week
1 Renewal

Limit of 10 DVDs and/or videos per card, 1 Express DVD per family and 20 music CD’s. There is no limit on Adult books. Children’s books may be limited due to school assignments. Check with the Children’s Librarian for more information.

Due date slips are printed out for your convenience at the check-out desk. Be sure to check carefully for the due dates. If you are unsure when an item is due back to the library, call for assistance.

Extended Use Fees

Adult Books, Audio Books, and CD’s
20c/day, maximum $5.00
Express Books
20c/day, maximum $5.00
Magazines
10c/day, maximum $5.00
Young Adult Books and Audio Books
20c/day, maximum $5.00
Children’s Books, Audio Books, and Kits
10c/day, maximum $5.00
Children’s Encyclopedias
10c/day, maximum $5.00
Videos and DVDs
$2.00/day, maximum $25.00

Interlibrary Loans

Books may be borrowed for you from other libraries. For an Adult Book, there is a 50 cent fee for processing each request. Ask at the adult reference desk for more information. There is no fee for a Children’s Book.