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Borrowing Policies

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.

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Item Daily Fine Maximum Fine Limits Loan Period
Adult – Fiction $.25
None 21 days
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:

You may also renew items:


While the library is temporarily closed, please do not return any items to the library at this time.

Lost Materials

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.

Requesting Materials

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.

You can search for items in the catalog. You can also call the library (914-835-0324, 914-948-2092) or ask a librarian.

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

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