Answered By: Rebecca Oling
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2024     Views: 3266

As a Purchase College student or employee, you are eligible for a Westchester Library System card (public library card). A WLS card allows you to borrow materials and access electronic resources including LinkedIn Learning (formerly, Overdrive (ebooks), kanopy (movies), Hoopla (ebooks, movies, music), audiobooks, and more!

If you are a Westchester resident, you will need to apply through your hometown library to obtain a card. 

If you are not a resident of Westchester County, but you are a member of the Purchase College community, you can apply online through Harrison Public Library or Purchase Free Library. Both libraries are in the Town of Harrison and both serve our school as crucial partners. The online application takes minutes and you will generally have your card in 1-2 days. If you have any issues with the online application process, please email us and we will contact the Purchase Free Library for backup.


I already have a WLS card. How do I find my WLS Library Card Number or PIN?

The WLS Library Card number is typically found below the barcode. Your PIN is set by you. If it's your first time logging into your WLS online account, use the last 4 digits of your phone number. 

To reset a PIN or recover a lost library card number, please contact Harrison Public LibraryPurchase Free Library, or your local Westchester Public Library branch.

All questions about your WLS library card and WLS account should be directed to your Westchester Public Library branch, not to Purchase College Library. 

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