About the Westchester Library System

Westchester Library System (WLS) collaborates with 38 libraries in Westchester County to provide access to resources and services and to enhance and support library service for the more than 940,000 residents. We are one of New York State’s 23 public library systems which were established in 1958 by State Education Law.

Our mission

The mission of WLS is to ensure that all residents have seamless access to excellent library service throughout Westchester County.

Our vision

WLS will serve as a center of innovation for the Westchester County library community. We will provide model programs, affordable and easy-to-use information technology, and support services that enable libraries to continuously improve service to their communities.

Our core values

WLS will base its policy and operating decisions on the following set of core values:

      • Advocacy
      • Diversity
      • Value
      • Innovation
      • Cooperation
      • Education