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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.

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Digital Services Blog

LI LINK Downtime Scheduled

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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 … [Read more…]

Web Catalog Unavailable Overnight June 17

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We will be upgrading our web catalog software starting at 5:30PM the night of Saturday, June 17, 2017. There is expected down time of less than 2 hours. There will be notices placed on the catalog in advance to remind you of this scheduled maintenance.

Password Requirements

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Patrons creating their own passwords for library accounts are required to use a password that fits all of the following criteria: Passwords must be a minimum of eight (8) characters in length. Passwords must contain at least one number and one letter. Passwords must not contain common trivial patterns. For example: A character that is … [Read more…]

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 7–13

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.  

Shoutbomb Text Alert Service Now Available

Shoutbomb Text Alert Service Now Available

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 livebrary@shoutbomb.com (Use the email address in place of a phone number). Have your library card number and password … [Read more…]

Hoopla Login Assistance

Hoopla Login Assistance

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…]

Health Issues and Floods

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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…]

Website Survey

Website Survey

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…]