The Scarsdale Public Library at 54 Olmsted Road is closed for renovation as part of the library’s Capital Campaign.

The Library Loft, our temporary space at Supply Field (244 Heathcote Road) is open!

Letter from the Director

Dear Community

The Scarsdale Public Library has moved its operations to Library Loft at Supply Field, the temporary facility that will house library services while the Olmsted Road library is closed for renovation for the next 18 months-2 years. . Some services and programs will continue at the smaller space, with hours reduced at times to accommodate parking for field users. Some programs will be held at other sites — information on this will come soon in another e-blast. A team of Village professionals, consultants and community leaders remains focused on the Library’s improvement project that will transform our library for generations to come. Our dream to modernize this facility is about to be realized! We will be improving our flexibility, our technology and will be fully accessible to all users. I am grateful for the support from this community helping us remain your central hub for lifelong learning.

Elizabeth Bermel,
Library Director

Scarsdale’s Library Temporary Location

Library Loft at Supply Field is located at 244 Heathcote Road, just north of the ‘5 Corners’ intersection. Library space is on the 2nd floor of the beige building behind the fields. There is an elevator. Hours and services are limited – click here – to learn more.

Why does Scarsdale need a temporary space during construction?

Several reasons. 1) We can serve our patrons. Though it is a smaller space with reduced hours, we can settle into a cozy, clean place where patrons can use computers, find resources and have a children’s room. 2) It is a condition of membership in the Westch- ester Library System (WLS) that we have a physical location during construction. Membership in the WLS allows us to use any public library in Westchester, reserve books, receive IT support and take advantage of many other services offered by the organization. 3) Renovation of the Supply Field space is supported by a $500,000 grant secured by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, and that space can be used by the Village for other needs after the Library moves out.

What programs will be offered during construction?

These programs will be offered at various venues in Scarsdale – click here – to see our full calendar of events.

For children:

  • Book Groups
  • Chess
  • Drop-in Crafts
  • Kiddie Kabaret
  • Mother Goose
  • Needlemania
  • Petite Concerts
  • Robert the Guitar Guy
  • Time for Two’s
  • Traditional Tuesday Storytime
  • Wag Your Tale
  • Yoga

For teens:

  • Exam Nights for HS Students

For adults:

  • Art programs
  • Coloring for Adults
  • Films
  • Health and Wellness series
  • Nancy’s Book Group
  • Not Your Kids’ Book
  • Group Writers Center Classes
  • Occasional Special Programs/Author Events

What else can I expect?

  • Library Loft will have wifi and 3 public use computers, and staff to assist, as usual.
  • We plan to have book drops available at various locations throughout town to make returning materials more convenient.
  • Friends of the Library plans to expand our homebound delivery service to bring materials to our residents who have difficulty getting to the library.
  • Books may be reserved online, over the phone or in person from other libraries and picked up at the Library Loft.
  • Books can be returned at any public library in Westchester.
  • We are redesigning our website so that it will become a virtual library, with many online resources readily available for children and adults.

Remember! Local Libraries Will Welcome You!

Your Scarsdale Public Library card can be used at any public library in Westchester. the six closest libraries (Eastchester, Greenburgh, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle and White Plains) have agreed to extend any special privileges their cardholders have to Scarsdale cardholders.

300 Tarrytown Ave.
Elmsford, NY 10523
greenburghlibrary.orgWHITE PLAINS
100 Martine Ave.
White Plains, NY 10601
11 Oakridge Pl.
Eastchester, NY 10709
eastchesterlibrary.orgNEW ROCHELLE
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801
121 Larchmont Ave.
Larchmont, NY 10538
136 Prospect Ave.
Mamaroneck, NY 10543