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Hempstead Public Library

Important Announcements

Wildlife Conservation Society

Receive a 20% off discount on admission tickets to each of the WCS parks. Tickets must be purchased online. They are not sold at the library.
Click here to purchase tickets. Access Code: Hempstead
Parks include Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium, Queens Zoo & Prospect Park Zoo

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Hempstead Library - Discounted Park Tickets - $44.99
Click here to purchase tickets. Enter Code: 24HEMPSTEAD
Select the number of tickets under "Corporate Partner" and click on "Continue" to proceed.

Library Hours

Mon - Thu:

10:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.

*10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

*10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



*public computer hours

Library Closings

Monday, September 2 - Labor Day

Monday, October 14 - Columbus Day

Thursday, November 7 - Election Day (Observed)

Monday, November 11 - Veteran's Day

Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Day

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Hempstead, NY 11550

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World Language Collection

World Language Collection contains books in more than 20 languages. This collection serves the recreational reading needs of patrons, adults and children and is available to all libraries and patrons.

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Available Languages


  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese


  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Cambodian
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Haitian
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Hungarian
  • Italian

Library staff use only
Titles may be requested either through the send list (a few specific titles for a specific patron) or as a Mobile Collection. If a request is made through the send list, the W.L.C. titles are treated as any other item sent to fill a hold.

If larger quantities for longer periods of time are required, the Mobile Collection allows you to tailor the items to the needs of your community.

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  • Download audiobooks using OverDrive
  • Search online databases from home
  • Search for materials and reserve/renew from home
  • Visit select museums for free
  • Learn a new language
  • Renew items via text alerts to your cell phone

New York Times Best Sellers

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