If you have been watching the news you have heard about WannaCry wreaking havoc worldwide. WannaCry is ransomware (malware that locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom) that has been infecting computers in over 150 countries by encrypting computer data and demanding that the users … [Read more…]
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Library Geeks are available at our Inspiration Bar located in the front of the library to help Westhampton Free Library cardholders on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: these 15 minute drop-in sessions are available to Westhampton Free Library cardholders only.
May 7-13 is Hurricane Preparedness Week, and the stormy weather is getting a head start! Below is information from the Disaster Information Management Research Center on being prepared during hurricane season.
The Westhampton Free Library is offering a new Text Alert Service from Shoutbomb that allows you to manage your library account on the go. Signing up is easy! Just send a text message to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org (Use the email address in place of a phone number). Have your library card number and password … [Read more…]
If you are able to get into Hoopla, but cannot no longer download (i.e. you could in the past) we have a work-a-round to fix the account settings. First establish a Live-Brary account at https://encore.suffolk.lib.ny.us/iii/encore/myaccount. The password for your account will become your Hoopla pin. Log into Hoopla with your email and your Hoopla password … [Read more…]
Flooding is a threat nearly every day of the year. The rain this week reminds Long Islanders that we need to always be prepared for the possibility of flooding. Below is information from the Disaster Information Management Research Center on being prepared. Sometimes floods develop slowly and forecasters can anticipate where a flood will happen … [Read more…]
If you are reading this post, then your opinion is important! We are in the process of revamping our website, and would love to hear from you! What are your thoughts, ideas, and opinions about this website? Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey and let us know! Follow this link to fill … [Read more…]
In December 2016 an unauthorized third party breached a database that included some of our Lynda.com learning data, such as contact information and courses viewed. We are informing our patrons of this issue out of an abundance of caution. Please know that we have no evidence that this data included anyone’s email address or password. And … [Read more…]
Our library system servers will be undergoing an operating system upgrade on February 19, 2017. The entire system is scheduled to go down at approximately 5:30pm on Sunday, February 19. The upgrade is expected to complete with in 8-10 hours. During this time, the following services will be unavailable: Viewing or Searching the Catalog Access … [Read more…]
Library patrons are now able to sign up for our new Auto Renewal service. This new feature will provide you with an added level of convenience by automatically renewing any eligible items you have checked out three days before the items are due. To sign up for the service, log into your accounts and look … [Read more…]