How Do I?
Over these past months, we have spent a significant amount of time preparing for each stage of reopening. Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our staff and our patrons. Stage 1 allowed for Curbside Pick-up. We have initiated Step 2, which will allow for browsing of materials for specific, limited times. State Guidelines permit only 25% capacity of building occupancy at a time, which means we can have 57 patrons in the building at a time.
Public service staff will provide assistance at the circulation desk, in the children’s room, at the reference desks on all three floors, and in the teen room.
The Friends of NRPL Bookstore will be open to 3 customers at a time on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 am – 12 pm, and 2 pm – 4 pm; and on Saturdays from 10 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 4pm. The Friends of NRPL are unable to accept donations until further notice.
There are no late fees for overdue materials.
Browsing at the Huguenot Children’s Library:
Curbside Pick-up at the New Rochelle Public Library!
- Search the WLS catalog or call us at 914-813-3737.
- Place your holds on materials you wish to borrow.
- You will be notified by email, text or phone that your holds are available.
- To schedule a pickup at the Main Library: Call our reference desk at 914-813-3737 or email us at NRPLcurbsidedelivery@wlsmail.org to schedule your pickup time. To schedule a pickup at Huguenot Children’s Library (HCL): Call (914) 632-8954 on Monday and Wednesday from 9:30-1:30, or Thursday 1:00 – 5:00, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For main library pick-ups, pull up to the Lawton Street entrance. Call (914) 813-3737 and we’ll bring your materials out to you. For pick-ups at HCL, pull up to the front of HCL. Call (914) 632-8954 and we’ll bring your materials out to you.
Pickup is available at the Main Library at the Lawton Street entrance. The schedule is as follows:
Monday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pickup is available at the Huguenot Children’s Library. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Librarians are answering phone calls to help with research questions, book suggestions and assistance with accessing our wealth of on-line resources. Call (914) 813-3737, Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Simply bring photo ID with proof of current New Rochelle residency to the library Registration Desk. Residents may use a driver’s license, New York State ID, or photo ID from a consulate or embassy. Otherwise, you may bring in photo ID and two of the following to prove residency: property tax bill, utility bill, receipt or lease, recently cancelled mail sent to your name and current New Rochelle address, or documentation of employment in New Rochelle.
A non-resident card is issued by the Westchester Library System for an annual fee of $75.00 for anyone not covered above.
The library will not retain copies of identification.
What can you do with your library card?
You can borrow books, CDs, DVDs, etc. from any public library in Westchester County. It allows access to the library’s many Internet terminals. It allows access to our vast, downloadable collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more. You can place a hold or renew materials 24 hours a day online. It allows access to numerous online databases containing newspaper & magazine articles, business and genealogical information, and more. You can return materials to any public library in the Westchester Library System even if the material was not checked out from that library.
Report a lost or stolen library card
Lost library cards should be reported immediately to prevent unauthorized use. Notify the library of a lost library card by calling the Registration Desk during regular library hours at (914) 813-3722.
Renew your library card
Library cards expire after 3 years. To renew your card, please visit the Registration Desk with your library card, proof of identity and proof of your current home address. Library cards can also be renewed at any of the Westchester Library System member libraries.
7 days—Express books, DVDs, and magazines
14 days—New fiction books
21 days—Books, audiobooks, and music CDs
- DVDs: $1.00 per day
- Express books: $0.20 per day
- Adult & YA books: $0.10 per day
- Audiobooks: $0.10 per day
- Music CDs: $0.10 per day
- Children’s books: $0.05 per day
Policy for borrowing DVDs
You may borrow up to ten DVDs. The loan period for DVDs is 7 days. However, there is a borrowing limit of 3 for our Express DVDs. These are new releases that can be identified by the 7-day label on the spine. The fine for returning DVDs late is $1.00 per item, per day.
How to renew
Have your library card number ready and log in to your library account by clicking here to renew online, 24 hours a day, or call the library Circulation Desk during regular library hours on (914) 813-3722.
How to place a hold (reserve materials)
The library’s online catalog contains materials in the 38 member libraries of the Westchester Library System. You can borrow any material listed in the catalog and have it delivered to the library of your choice by placing a hold on it, as prompted by the catalog’s instructions. Have your library card ready, as you will be asked to submit the barcode found on the back of the card. When the hold is available you will be notified via phone or email. The item will be held for you at the check out desk for 7 days.
How to request an item from outside of the Westchester Library System
If you are unable to locate the book you need at any of the public libraries within the Westchester Library System, we will try to borrow it from a library outside of Westchester. This usually takes a couple of weeks (books are mailed) and there may be a fee charged by the loaning institution. Place your request in person at the 2nd floor Reference Desk or call (914) 813-3737.
How to reserve a computer
Residents of New Rochelle and Westchester County need a valid library card to reserve selected public-access Internet computers at the library. Computers may be reserved in advance. Call the Reference Desk at (914) 813-3737 or (914) 813-3746 and request the time you wish to use a computer. When at the library you may log onto any unused computer without making a reservation. Use the Reservation Station to schedule the next available computer when all computers are in use. Printing is $0.15 per page black and white, $0.50 for color and requires the purchase of a $0.50 print card.
Check out our online calendar to see our current schedule of classes.
- Click here and upload your document. You will be asked to enter an email address, that email address will be used to collect your print job at the library.
- Download the PrinterOn app for your smartphone or tablet, click here.
- Email the document you wish to print:
For black & white printing, email your file to email@example.com
For color printing, email your file to firstname.lastname@example.org
- American Museum of Natural History (2 Individual Passes)
- Bruce Museum
- Children’s Museum of Manhattan
- Children’s Museum of the Arts
- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
- DiMenna Children’s History Museum/New York Historical Society
- El Museo del Barrio (No pass needed – just show your NRPL Library Card)
- Guggenheim Museum
- Hudson River Museum
- Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
- Katonah Museum of Art
- Museum of Modern Art (MoMA is closed for renovation until October 20, 2019 however you can use this museum pass to visit MoMA PS1)
- Museum of the City of New York
- Neuberger Museum of Art
- New York City Fire Department Museum
- New York Transit Museum
- Paley Center for Media
- Stamford Museum & Nature Center
- Stepping Stones Museum for Children (Discounted)
- Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
- Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture (Weekends, Seasonal)
- The Frick Collection
- The Jewish Museum
- Westchester Children’s Museum
New Rochelle Public Library
Museum Pass Policy
- Museum Passes are available to New Rochelle Public Library adult cardholders with library accounts in good standing.
- Passes may be reserved up to 1 month in advance and patrons may reserve passes using the online reservation system (available on our website here) or by phone (914-813-3718) or in person.
- Passes must be checked out and returned in person to the 1st Floor Information Desk at the main New Rochelle Public Library (located at 1 Library Plaza) no later than 15 minutes before closing time.
- Passes may be checked out for 3 days and may not be renewed.
- Patrons will be charged $10.00 for each day that the pass is overdue.
- Patrons will be charged $10.00 if the pass is returned in the book-drop or to any other library.
- Patrons will be charged the replacement cost of the pass if the pass is not returned within 1 week of the due date.
- Patrons are responsible for knowing the number of people allowed free entry with the Museum Pass that they borrow.
- Patrons are responsible for knowing the operating days and hours of the museum that they plan to visit.
- A person or family may borrow only one pass at a time and are limited to 4 reservations within a 30-day period.
- Per our agreement with the museums, the New Rochelle Public Library requests that a family not use 2 of the family’s library cards to reserve 2 passes to the same museum. Violating this rule may result in cancellation of the reservation and loss of future Museum Pass privileges.
- Patrons must cancel reservations that they cannot keep by contacting the library at 914-813-3718.
- Reservations should be cancelled 24 hours before the patron is scheduled to pick up the pass.
- A reservation that is not cancelled before the pick-up date will count as 1 of the 4 reservations allowed in a 30-day period.
- If a patron does not visit the museum after checking out the Museum Pass, the reservation will still count as 1 of the 4 reservations allowed in a 30-day period.
- The patron who picks up the pass must be the same patron whose name and number are on the reservation.
- When picking up the Museum Pass, the patron will sign a contract agreeing to all rules governing the Museum Pass Program.
- The New Rochelle Public Library reserves the right to refuse to issue a Museum Pass to a New Rochelle patron if the patron does not agree to the terms of the contract or has a history of not returning a pass on the due date or has not paid the late or lost fees that they have incurred.
Adopted by the NRPL Board of Trustees on February 8, 2018.
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SCHEDULING AN EXAM:
- Advance notice of 1 week is required. There will be no drop-in test proctoring.
- Students who need a test proctored should direct the testing institution to contact the Reference Department at (914) 813-3737 after checking our posted policy to see if it meets their needs. All telephone inquiries must be followed by a written request via a printable form available on our website and proctor agreement including all restrictions and requirements.
- Tests can be proctored during the library’s operating hours Monday—Saturday depending on staff availability. Please be aware that staffing is often limited after 5 on weekdays and on Saturdays.
- Student is responsible for arranging for the exam to be delivered to the library and determining that it has actually arrived.
- Student must provide all supplies for taking the exam: pens/pencils, paper, calculators, etc.
- Exams cancelled or postponed due to illness, weather or other unforeseen circumstances will be rescheduled as staffing allows.
- Proctor will check photo ID and make sure it matches name given for exam.
- Nature of the exam must be clearly stated: open book, closed book, online, written.
- Items allowed/prohibited in the test are must be clearly stated: calculator, student’s laptop, cell phone etc.
- The proctor will hand the student the exam, time the exam, use an institution-supplied password to log the test taker into an online exam, and collect the exam from the student at the appointed time.
- Every effort will be made to provide a secure location for the exam; however, we are a busy library and cannot guarantee that student will be under constant supervision during the test. Student will be checked periodically.
- The proctor will not sign a proctoring statement that attests to more than they are able to do. The proctor will not enter his/her personal information (Social Security #, driver’s license, home phone/address) on the proctoring materials.
- A contact number or email must be provided for the issuing institution in case any problems need to be resolved.
- Whenever possible, an enclosed study area will be made available to test takers; however, there may be times when only open areas of the library are available.
- For online exams, the library will make a public computer available to the student. With advance notice, time limits over 1 hour can be arranged so that the exam is not interrupted.
- It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that library computers are adequate for their test taking requirements
- The library cannot proctor online exams that require the installation of special software or the modification of existing computer settings. If the test taker uses a personal laptop, the library provides wireless access.
- Library staff will not advise or assist in configuring personal laptops or software.
RETURNING THE EXAM
The library will not pay for postage or other shipping charges. If library staff is required to mail completed exam back to the testing institution the student or testing institution must provide the envelope or package as well as postage or tracking # if such is required. If the testing institution allows return via fax, that information should be included in the original instruction packet sent to the library. The library cannot assume responsibility for completed tests not received by the testing institution. The student must contact the institution to determine if the completed test was received.
The library will not scan completed print exams and email them as attachments. The library will fax completed exams if requested.
Copies of the exam are not retained after the exam is taken. Exams not completed by the student within 7 days will be shredded or returned to the testing institution if such return is requested.
Approved by New Rochelle Public Library Board of Trustees on May 3, 2012.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
|Main Library||Huguenot Children’s
|Monday||9am – 8pm||10am – 6pm|
|Tuesday||9am – 8pm||10am – 5pm|
|Wednesday||10am – 6pm||10am – 6pm|
|Thursday||9am – 8pm||10am – 6pm|
|Friday||9am – 5pm||10am – 5pm|
|Saturday||9am – 5pm||10am – 5pm|
|Sunday||1pm – 5pm||Closed|
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Reglas de préstamo
- 7 días—Libros Express, DVDs, y revistas.
- 14 días—Libros nuevos de ficción y CD-Roms para niños.
- 21 días—Libros, libros en casete, libros en CD, “playaways” y CDs de música.
Calendario de Multas
- DVDs: $1.00 por cada día
- Libros Express: $ 0.20 por cada día
- Libros para Adultos y libros YA: $ 0.10 por cada día
- Libros en casete o CD: $ 0.10 por cada día
- CDs de música: $ 0.10 por cada día
- Libros para niños: $ 0.05 por cada día