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500 Hempstead Ave.
West Hempstead, N.Y. 11552

(516) 481-6591
(516) 481-2608 FAX

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Mon-Thu: 9am - 9 pm
Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 9 am -5 pm
Sun: 12 pm-5 pm

Summer Hours:
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Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 9 am -1 pm

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Today is Monday, August 03, 2015. The Library is open 9:00AM - 9:00PM










Nassau Public Library Mobile App is HERE!

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You can get library services in the palm of your hand! The Nassau Public Libraries Mobile app is available now for free download from the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Store.You won't have to search your wallet or purse for your library card anymore! This app will allow you to have your Digital Library Card on your phone or tablet.

You can use the app to:

  • search our catalog for books, music and movies
  • renew and request items
  • view what you have checked out and placed on hold
  • check our event and program calendar
  • keep a digital version of your library card, and more.

After you select West Hempstead as your home library, the remaining menus will change based on our offerings and stay that way for future use. Contact the Reference Department for assistance in downloading and setting up the Library App.




Many of you have already met Pia Ramirez when she was working at the Circulation Desk. We're happy to announce that she will now be available at set hours to help our Spanish speaking patrons navigate our library services. Tell your friends and neighbors to come in and say hello, and she will assist them during the following hours:

Mondays, 6- 9 PM
Tuesdays, 6-9 PM
Saturdays, 2-5 PM

Find out more about our Spanish Lanuage Services by clicking on the Departments link in the left menu of our website. If you have questions or suggestions, please e-mail Pia Ramirez at canaria@whplibrary.org.



Have you tried the Mango Languages online language-learning system yet? It's a fun and easy way to prepare for your next holiday!

Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free - just enter your Library Card Number to get started, or create a login ID to keep track of your progress. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio with simple, clear instructions.

You can choose a Foreign language for English speakers or an English course for non-English speakers, or a Specialty course that helps you celebrate a world culture by learning the vocabulary and expressions of a native speaker.



Our Kindles come pre-loaded with a collection of NY Times bestsellers that we update periodically, so you will have a nice selection of both fiction and non-fiction books from which to choose. Our most recent titles were added as of February, 6, 2015.





Remember that our online tutoring site and homework resources are always available 24/7 directly at www.whplibrary.org/research, or navigate from our homepage using the menu on the left. Hover over, or click on "Online Services" then click on "Databases for eResearch."

In the box on the right side of each of our database pages, you'll find our subject listing as well as a link to our alphabetical list of all of our databases and online tools to help you in your research and browsing. Search these valuable ebooks and articles! (You'll need to enter your library barcode, so have it handy.)

Here are some Research Tips:

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West Hempstead Public Library
500 Hempstead Avenue
West Hempstead, N.Y. 11552

Phone: 516-481-6591
Fax: 516-481-2608
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