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New Magazines for Flipster!

We have added new magazines! Flipster is a digital magazine distribution service which lets library users access their favorite magazines from a variety of publishers through their local libraries. You can view the current Flipster list here. Flipster magazines can be read using your web browser, or via iOS or Android apps. Any questions, stop […]

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January 22, 2018

Meet Libby: Overdrive’s Alternative Reading App

Libby (available on iTunes and Google Play) has been earning rave reviews from readers and librarians. The app is designed simply to get library users checking out eBooks as quickly and easily as possible. All the user needs is a Westhampton Free Library card. The app then prompts the user to search our catalog for […]

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January 16, 2018

While Hunkering Down…

While hunkering down during hazardous weather conditions, be sure to visit our online resources. We have databases, e-books, audiobooks, homework help, online learning, and more!  

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January 4, 2018

Web Catalog Unavailable Overnight Sunday, December 17

We will be upgrading our web catalog software starting at 5:30PM the night of Sunday, December 17, 2017. The upgrade should be complete on Monday, December 18. There is expected down time of less than 6 hours. There will be notices placed on the catalog in advance to remind you of this scheduled maintenance. During […]

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December 16, 2017

Literary Reference Center Database

Are you looking for access to information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames? Check out EBSCO’s Literary Reference Center! An excellent source for the study of literature, EBSCO’s Literary Reference Center provides access to author biographies, plot summaries, and book reviews in popular magazines and scholarly journals. Click […]

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December 14, 2017

Online Tutorials

The Westhampton Free Library, through the Friends of the Library Digital Literacy Outreach Program, is pleased to offer Free Online Video Tutorials courtesy of Niche Academy. These online tutorials show you how to navigate library resources such as OverDrive, Hoopla, Tumblebooks Library,, and more. To access our collection of online tutorials, visit our website […]

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December 2, 2017


Have you noticed the “B” floating on our website? Browsealoud, by offering read aloud content and translation to web-users with print and language difficulties, makes our website more accessible to all and empowers digital users to browse independently. It facilitates access and participation for people with Dyslexia, Low Literacy, English as a Second Language, and […]

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November 28, 2017

Our Website Has Received a Face-lift!

Earlier this year we published a survey on our website asking for feedback from our website visitors. While we have the stats that Google Analytics collects regarding what pages were visited, etc., Google didn’t tell us how easy it was to find the information that you need when you visit. The responses helped us to […]

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October 31, 2017

Severe Vulnerability in All Wi-Fi Devices

Security outlets have announced today that a major vulnerability has been found in the WPA2 protocol which is used on all Wi-Fi networks which allows attackers to decrypt WPA2 connections. This affects every device you own that uses Wi-Fi. The vendors that make your products are working on patches which they will release in the […]

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October 16, 2017

LI LINK Downtime Scheduled

Long Island Link (LI LINK) was established by the libraries of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. This allows our patrons the ability to borrow items from libraries in Nassau County. We will be upgrading the server that runs LI LINK starting at 4:30am on Wednesday, July 26. There is expected downtime of 5-6 hours and notices […]

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July 24, 2017