Coronavirus Updates Pertaining to HHFL


Update as of 07/02/2020:

Note:  For information on the Coronavirus itself, please visit the CDC Web site.

In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) is gathering the latest international multilingual scientific findings and knowledge on COVID-19.  The majority of citations referenced are published journal articles.  The global literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 database is updated daily (Monday through Friday) from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searching, and the addition of other expert-referred scientific articles.  Particular emphasis is placed on identifying literature from around the world.  Multiple search strategies that are under continual revision are used to obtain this global perspective.  New research is added regularly.

Other COVID-19 Resources:

Hours:  As of June 22, the library will be open to the public by appointment only with the restrictions listed below*.  Services offered include:  Curbside pick-up (see details under “Patron Requests” below), browsing items for check-out, newspapers, fax/copier/printing services, computer use, study rooms (maximum two people per room), passport processing services, and Notary Public services.  Temporary hours are still in effect.

*Please note restrictions: 

  • In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are only booking appointments for patrons in the following localities:  Hendrick Hudson, Croton, Peekskill, Yorktown, and Lakeland.
  • Face masks and social distancing are required upon entry into the library–patrons over the age of two must wear a face mask at all times.
  • With the exception of study rooms, appointments are for a maximum of one hour.  Study rooms can be booked for up to two hours with a two-person maximum capacity per study room.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be with an adult at all times.
  • All patrons must sign in and sign out at the Circulation Desk.
  • Patrons must sanitize their hands at sign-in.
  • Restrooms and snack area are not open to the public at this time.

Field Goods:  Field Goods orders for pick-up at the library will begin soon.  Check back for additional information as it becomes available.

Book Drop:  The book drop is currently open 24/7.  All fines will be waived once the returned items have been checked in (72 hours after items have been returned).  Please do not leave library book donations in the book drop.  We cannot accept library donations at this time.

Patron Requests:  We are now accepting requests for library items for curbside pick-up.  Please call the library at 914-739-5654, ext. 303, for adult items, or ext. 307 for children’s items; or E-mail your requests to; or choose items through our online catalog.  With the exception of items belonging to the Larchmont and White Plains libraries, holds can now be placed for items owned by other libraries within the Westchester Library System.  

Virtual program offerings can be found on the library’s events calendar and here.

Other online resources can be found here.

Check back for additional offerings as they become available.