Located at:
500 Hempstead Ave.
West Hempstead, N.Y. 11552

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

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

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

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Going Mobile!

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Download the new Nassau Public Library Mobile App!

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

Smartphones, tablets, e-readers, netbooks -- they're changing our world!
We want to meet the needs of our mobile patrons.
Need help? Come on in, or give us a call at the Reference Desk (516)481-6591.

Catalog Services

Browse the mobile version of our library catalog, https://m.alisweb.org/ on your web-enabled phones to get full search capabilities, item information display, patron record display, and renewal and request capabilities. This service is available in both English and in Spanish at https://m.alisweb.org/*spi

Courtesy Text Messages

Opt-in (if you wish) to receive short courtesy text messages on your mobile phone to alert you about an overdue item or a hold ready for pickup. (Standard message charges apply).

When you receive a courtesy text message on your cell phone, you can reply to that text message
with the word RENEW and the system will attempt to renew all of your items. Be aware that some items
may not be eligible for renewal.

 Here's HOW to OPT IN:
After signing into "My Account" click on the button that says "Modify Personal Info, " insert your mobile phone number, and next to "Mobile Alerts vis SMS, click on "Click to Opt In." Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions, and at the bottom, if you agree, click on "Submit."
Here's HOW to OPT OUT:
Send a text message with the word STOP, STOP ALL, END, QUIT, CANCEL or UNSUBSCRIBE to 82453 or 35143 from your mobile phone. You may also opt out by logging into your patron record and updating your patron record.

Bill payment is NOT currently available via text alerts.

If you wish to pay fines via Ecommerce, please visit ALISweb.org, log in to your account, and click on " unpaid fines and bills." If you used the Ecommerce service in the past, your credit card statement showed a charge to "ALIS - UNIONDALE NY." However, since many people did not recognize this organization name, it has been changed to "AUTOMATED LIBRARY INFORMATION SYSTEM."

Downloadable Books - ePublications and Audiobooks

Owners of many types of e-readers and audio devices can download library books from our Nassau Digital Doorway, and from many other free resources and commercial websites.

We also now offer our library members the convenience of books on Kindle paperwhite e-readers which can be borrowed for a two week period. This is a great way to try-out a simple e-reading device, to see if you like it. We have streamlined them for READING ONLY and pre-loaded them with a collection of NY Times bestsellers, so you will have a nice selection of both fiction and non-fiction books from which to choose. This service is available to patrons of the West Hempstead Public Library (18+) .

Newsletter for Mobile Apps

Our full size digital newsletter has been adapted for mobile devices using the following link:

Tutor.com for Mobile Apps

Connect to a tutor from any mobile device.

Students who use Tutor.com from a mobile device can:

  • Connect to a live tutor for one-to-one help in math, science, social studies, and English
  • Save and review past one-to-one tutoring sessions
  • Store essays, assignments, or photos of homework problems in your Tutor.com Mobile Locker
  • Share items in your Mobile Locker with a tutor
  • Access thousands of educational resources from the SkillsCenter™ Resource Library

Your saved sessions and all the items in your Locker are also available from your computer.

For students who use an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, use the Tutor.com To Go™ mobile app.

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

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