Loan Periods & Overdue Fines
Both library buildings are closed until further notice and we will not charge fines on these items when they are returned after the library buildings reopen.
|Item||Daily Fine||Maximum Fine||Limits||Loan Period|
|Adult – Fiction||$.25||
|Adult – Nonfiction||$.25||$10.00||None||21 days|
|Adult – New Books||$.25||$10.00||None||14 days|
|Quick Reads||$.25||$10.00||No Reserves – No Renewals||7 days|
|Adult – Audio Books & Playaways||$.25||$10.00||10 Per Card||21 days|
|Adult – Music CDs||$.25||$10.00||10 Per Card||21 days|
|Adult – Magazines||$.25||$5.00||None||7 days|
|Adult – Express DVDs||$.25||$10.00||No Reserves – No Renewals||3 days|
|DVDs – Adult & Children||$.25||$10.00||10 Per Card||7 days|
|DVDs – 3 Discs or More||$.25||$10.00||10 Per Card (including 3 DVDs or less)||14 days|
|Other limits may be imposed at the discretion of the librarian|
Items checked out from the Halperin Building and West Harrison Branch will renew automatically if they are eligible for renewal 3 days before they are due. If your account is set to receive email notifications you will receive a notice when items are renewed. To change how you receive notifications call the Library (914) 835-0324 or login to your account.
Items are eligible for renewal if:
- they have not been renewed before
- they are not being requested by other patrons
- they are not express items (example of express items: 7-day books and 3-day DVDs)
You may also renew items:
- in-person at the Library
- by calling the Halperin Building (914) 835-0324 or West Harrison Branch (914) 948-2092
- 3 days before they are due by logging in to your account
- 3 days before they are due by calling the automated voice system at (914) 674-4169
While the library is temporarily closed, please do not return any items to the library at this time.
The Library charges patrons a fee for a lost item. An item is considered lost when a patron reports the item lost or when the item is more than 30 days overdue. The fee for a lost item is the original retail price of the item as recorded in the Library’s circulation system.
If a lost CD is part of an audio book set the patron is charged $8.00 for the lost CD. The Library will charge $5.00 for a lost Kit bag.
With your Harrison Public Library card you can request items from any library in Westchester County and pick them up at the Harrison Public Library.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service
Books not available from the collections of Westchester Library System member libraries may be borrowed from an outside library. Requests can be made at the Adult Reference Desk, by calling (914)835-0324, or online. Please be advised that ILL materials have a four-week loan period with no renewals. The overdue fine is $2.00 per day. Other ILL policies apply and are listed on the Westchester Library System web site at http://www.westchesterlibraries.org/ill-services/.