Mount Kisco Public Library

Mount Kisco Public Library

100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 666-8041 | Fax (914) 666-3899


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Frequently Asked Questions


How Do I get a Library card?

Non-Resident Library Card Application
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Library Card Application
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Mt Kisco Library card

You are eligible to receive a Mount Kisco Public Library card if you live in Mount Kisco. If you work, go to school or own property in Mount Kisco and DO NOT live in Westchester County you are also eligible for a Mount Kisco Public Library card. A photo identification with the Mount Kisco address, such as a driver’s license, is required. If your photo identification does not show your Mount Kisco address, 2 proofs of residency such as bills or other mail with the your name and full address are necessary. If no ID is available we have post cards that a patron can mail to themselves and bring to the Library as proof of residency. To find your local library, take a look at our interactive map.

A card for children will be issued to those older than 5 years. The signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on the application and their identification is acceptable.

If you live outside of Westchester County and DO NOT work, go to school, or own property in Westchester, you may purchase a card from the Westchester Library System for an annual fee. The Non-resident Application form should be sent directly to the Westchester Library System with your payment. Your card will be mailed to you directly from the Westchester Library System and is honored at all Westchester public libraries.


Do Library cards expire?

Library cards are valid for 3 years. Library cards may be renewed in person with valid identification.


How Do I replace a lost or stolen library card?

Call the Library Checkout Desk at (914) 666-8041 and report that your card has been lost or stolen.

In order to replace a lost or stolen card, you must come to the library in person with identification and proof of residency. Replacement cards may be issued after a payment of $2.


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How Do I access my account or find my PIN?

To log into your account using the online catalog you will be required to enter your library card number and your personalized identification number (PIN) before you can view your account, place a hold, or renew items. The PIN provides greater security and privacy and is initially the last 4 digits of the telephone number on your library account.

The Westchester Library System recommends that you change your PIN to one that only you know and is easy for you to remember. You can change your PIN by logging in to your account at http://easywls.org/client/wls_catalog and clicking on the Personal Information tab. If you forget your PIN go to http://easywls.org/client/wls_catalog and click on the "Forgot Your PIN" link.


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How Do I find or request an item?

To find an item use the online Westchester Library System Catalog or to request an item call the Reference Desk at (914) 864-0038.
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How long can I keep a checked-out item?

The Mount Kisco Public Library circulates most hardcover books, paperbacks, audiobooks, and CD's for three weeks. New fiction and nonfiction may be borrowed for two weeks. Magazines, videos and most DVD's circulate for a week. Express collection materials may be borrowed for 3 days and must be returned to the Mount Kisco Public Library.


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Mount Kisco Public Library dropbox.
Mount Kisco Public Library drop box

Can I return Library items when the Library is closed?

The Mount Kisco Public Library has a book drop just outside the entrance. The book drop is always open, and you may return any Library materials including all media there. Materials can also be returned at other public libraries in Westchester County.



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Return Your Items to any WLS Library
Return Your Items to any WLS Library

Can I return items to another Library?

Library materials may be returned to other libraries in Westchester County with the exception of Express materials and interlibrary loan materials borrowed from libraries that are not members of the Westchester Library System. Other libraries can accept payment of overdue fines or fees for lost items.



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How Do I renew my Library items?

Library materials may be renewed once either by calling (914) 674-4169, in person, or online. Renewals are not available for items on hold for someone else. Renew an Item Online


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My item is overdue. Should I put it in the book drop, or wait until I can return it in person?

Returning materials in the drop stops the fine from increasing.


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How Do I check the status of my placed hold?

Log into your Library card account and click on the Holds Tab or call the Reference Desk at (914) 864-0038.


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What is an Inter-Library loan and how do I place a request?

Print materials unavailable at Westchester public libraries may be available through reciprocal lending from libraries elsewhere in the region, state or nation. This service is available to all valid WLS library card holders in good standing with active borrowing privileges.

Call the Reference Desk at (914) 864-0038 or follow the appropriate link below to submit your request online. You can have the requested materials delivered to any WLS member library for you to pick up, but you must return the materials to the same library where they have been checked out.

To make a request online, click on one of the links below:

ILL Book Request Form ILL Article Request Form

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How do I get more information on your programs?

A: Sign up for our e-newsletter: View the Library Online Calendar: Call the Library at:
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Click for Complete Calendar

(914) 666-8041

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How Do I present a program at the Library?

To offer to present an adult program, contact Martha Iwan at (914) 864-0136 or miwan@wlsmail.org. For childrens or teens programs, contact Deirdre Johnson at (914) 864-0039 or djohnson@wlsmail.org.

The Friends of the Mount Kisco Library also sponsors programs. They can be reached at: mklibraryfriends@gmail.com


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How Do I rent a meeting room at the Library?

The Mount Kisco Public Library Community Room
Mount Kisco Public Library Community Room

Community Room Rental

Room Rental Agreement
Room Rental
Agreement

This room which seats 150 persons is available for rental at $200 for up to 4 hours
(on a first come, first served basis).

Click on the thumbnail image to the right to see the Room Rental Agreement and Policy that must be completed and returned to the Library.


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The Mount Kisco Public Library Multipurpose Room
Mount Kisco Public Library Multipurpose Room

Multipurpose Room Rental

Room Rental Agreement
Room Rental
Agreement

This room which seats 20 persons is available for rental at $100 for up to 4 hours
(on a first come, first served basis).

Click on the thumbnail image to the right to see the Room Rental Agreement and Policy that must be completed and returned to the Library.


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