A Message to the Community

To Our Library Patrons,
March 16
 
We hope you are all safe and well, adjusting, as we must, to the new world that the coronavirus has sprung upon us. The Hastings Library will be making an ongoing effort to provide relief, however possible, from the isolation, restlessness, and anxiety of this moment. Fortunately, technology is on our side, and we are implementing it to maximize our resources.
 
We have been able to get into the library computer system remotely, so if your library card needs to be renewed or your password updated, please email has@wlsmail.org for assistance. This will help you access our online resources from the Westchester Library System.
 
To those of you who are new to our online resources, go to our web page at www.hastingslibrary.org. In the banner, click on library services, then click on digital content in the drop down box. Follow the directions from there. Directions have also been posted on our facebook page: @HOHlibrary.
 
We are adding many more titles to the Overdrive app, offering you access to many more eBooks, both adult and juvenile, as well as eAudiobooks. When Hastings Library purchases a title, Hastings patrons go to the top of the list for that title.
 
We have also heard from the Director of WLS that the Kanopy app is offering many free films for adults and children for the next 30 days. The Hoopla limit has been raised to 10 titles/month (originally 5 titles/month) and up to 20 play credits/month for Kanopy (originally 10 play credits/month).
 
We will keep you updated with any changes or additions to services.