Fine-Free Summer Reading
We understand that summers are busy for parents and kids. That’s why when you visit our libraries from June 1st – September 8th, if you borrow children’s items (holds, too!) we will not charge you late fees if you forget to bring them back right away. You can return items to any library, but we can only waive fees if they were checked out at our libraries. We still have to charge for lost/damaged items.
Any item designated as a “Juvenile” item in the Westchester Library System catalog that is checked out at the Halperin Building or West Harrison Branch from June 1, 2018 – September 8, 2018, whether from the Harrison Public Library collection or intra-library loans from other libraries, will not accumulate fines until the items are designated “assumed lost” at approximately 60 days overdue. Patrons will be charged the list price as designated in the Westchester Library System catalog for lost or damaged items.
Items may be returned to any library in the Westchester Library System, however only items checked out at the Halperin Building or West Harrison Branch will not accumulate fines. Any Halperin Building or West Harrison Branch items that are reserved and picked up at other libraries will be subject to the fine policy of that library, even if returned to the Halperin Building or West Harrison Branch.
Loan Periods & Overdue Fines
|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||$10.00||10 Per Card||7 days|
|Videos – Adult & Children||$.25||$10.00||10 Per Card||7 days|
|Children – Fiction||None||None||None||21 days|
|Children – Nonfiction||None||None||None||21 days|
|Children – Audio Books & Playaways||None||None||10 Per Card||21 days|
|Children – Magazines||None||None||None||7 days|
|Children – Music CDs||None||None||10 Per Card||21 days|
|Children – Kits||None||None||10 Per Card||21 days|
|Other limits may be imposed at the discretion of the librarian|
Pay Bills Online
You can now pay bills online. Please note a $2.50 convenience fee is added to the transaction.
Items checked out from the Halperin Building and West Harrison Branch will renew automatically if they are eligible for renewal three days before the due date. 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.
You may also renew items:
- in-person at the Library
- by calling the Library at 914-835-0324 when the Library is open
- by logging on to the catalog
- by calling the automated voice system at 914-674-4169
Your library card number is required to renew items.
When we are closed, please return items to our book deposits or to any other public library in Westchester County.
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/.