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Reduce or eliminate overdue fine. Keep track of books and dvds that you and your children have checked out on their cards. Receive a text alert when your hold is available or an email BEFORE your items is overdue. Library Elf can help you achieve this.Elf is a web–based and email tool for library users to keep track of their library borrowings.


  1. Go to Library Elf’s website and see if it is right for you. Note: Do not be concerned about references to “Premium Services.” The Westchester Library System has already paid for your premium service.
  2. Go to http://www.libraryelf.com/Libraries.aspx and scroll down, down, down the page until you get to NY. Then click on the “signup” link next to “Westchester Library System.” Following this procedure will make sure you are signed up for the “Premium Service” paid for by the Westchester Library System.
  3. Follow the rest of the directions.

Library Elf is an independent website and is not affiliated with the Rye Free Reading Room or the Westchester Library System.