Frequently Asked Questions
Do you deliver books, DVD’s and audiobooks to the homebound?
Yes, we do. The library will deliver books, magazines, DVDs, and audiobooks to homebound North Salem library patrons. For more information please call Pat Carey at (914) 669-5013.
How do I get a library card?
Anyone who lives, works, goes to school or pays school taxes in North Salem is entitled to a free library card. Simply come in with some form of ID showing your North Salem residency and we will gladly issue you a card. With a library card, you will be able to check out materials not only from the Keeler Library, but from the entire Westchester Library System.
How do I donate books and other things?
Beginning in approximately March, we will accept donations of books, CD’s and DVD’s to be sold at the annual Book, Bake and Plant Sale that is held over the first weekend in May. We will not accept encyclopedias, condensed books, smelly or moldy books. The library reserves the right to accept or reject books because of their subject matter or condition.
How do I reserve or renew a book, magazine or AV item or pay my library fines?
We are happy to help you in person, on the phone or by email to do these so please contact us. If you prefer to do it yourself, click on the my account button and follow instructions.
How do I give a program at the library or suggest ideas for programs?
We are always looking for interesting program ideas. Please contact the director for programs for adults or teens and the children’s librarian for programs for children. We do not offer programs that are designed to sell a product or service. We are delighted always to co-sponsor programs with local non-profit organizations.
How do I reserve a room at the library?
We allow local non-profit groups to use the library and reserve rooms here. We do not allow for-profit activities to reserve rooms. Please call or email the library to reserve a room.
How do I borrow an item from outside the county?
We regularly borrow books or microfilm or get articles from outside the Westchester Library System. We are unable to borrow AV materials and generally, colleges will not lend books that have been published in the last six months. You need to see a member of the staff to do that. We submit these requests to the Interlibrary Loan staff at WLS and they facilitate it. They do not charge for this service and we do not charge. Sometimes, however, a lending library (generally colleges) will charge. We will not go ahead with the request without notifying you first and get your approval for a charge.
How do I get notified about overdue items and holds?
Library Elf is no longer available. You can still be notified by the Westchester Library System of what’s due, overdue or ready for pickup.
We suggest you use email notification. It’s easy. Just tell us at the library and we will set it up.
How do I ask a librarian a question?
If you have reference questions, want a good book to read, movie to watch, or need to know why you owe a fine or any other pertinent questions, please email the library. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you lend out tablets or other electronic devices?
We formerly had Nooks that were purchased and donated to the library by the Friends. We have gotten rid of all of them.
How do I register for a program?
Very few of our programs require registration and all of our programs are free. Most of our programs are now in person at the library after COVID. Some are still by Zoom and if registration is necessary, please call or email the library, 914-669-5161, email@example.com or go to the library website, click on the event.. We will send you an email confirmation and the Zoom link