VITA Tax 2019

This year VITA will NOT be at Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library.

VITA tax preparers will be at
Lynbrook Library – (516) 599-8630
Oceanside Library – (516) 766-2360

Additional Information:

AARP Tax Aide Locator Site:

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Town of Hempstead VITA
ToH VITA 516-485-8100

You may also contact the IRS for help if you plan to prepare your own taxes at 844-545-5640

Private Donations

If you are considering donating to the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library please contact the Administration office at 516-374-1967 ext. 369 during business hours.

Thank you for considering giving a gift to HWPL.

Volunteer Opportunities

Students entering grades 7-12 at Woodmere Middle School or Hewlett High School can volunteer in the Children’s Room.

Call the Children’s Room at 516-374-1967 ext. 402 to register for hours.
Adults looking to volunteer should join and contact with the Friends of the Library who volunteer at the library during programs, events and other occasions.

Fines & Late Fees

In accordance with Policy 401 : Schedule of Fines

Overdue Materials:

$.10 per day:

  • All books
  • Compact discs
  • Sheet Music
  • Periodicals

$1.00 per day:

  • DVDs/Blu-rays
  • Video Games
  • Books On CD
  • Playaways

$4.00 per day: eReaders

$25.00 per day: Museum Passes


If you have any questions or would like to renew your materials, click “My Account” on the home page, or contact the Circulation Desk.

To learn how to pay your fines online, click here.

Study Rooms

Single and group study rooms are available to members with a Hewlett-Woodmere Library card.  Additionally we have two rooms for use by non-residents.  Rooms are on a first come, first serve basis and may not be reserved.  There is no eating or drinking in our study rooms.

Computers, Wifi, and Printing

HWPL has wireless internet all throughout our building.  Come in, and connect to our HW Library Wifi and you’re all set!

If you don’t have your own device, HWPL has computers for district residents and non-residents available for use up until 15 minutes before we close.  Printing is available at these terminals as well.  If you have any questions call the Reference Desk, 516-374-1967 ext. 401.

Book Donations

At this time Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library is not accepting book donations, however many local institutions are.  To donate books please contact:

Better World Books
To locate a local book drop, visit,105149?

The Salvation Army
194 Front Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 481-7600

St. John’s Hospital – Volunteer Office (Room 616)
327 Beach 19th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
(718) 869-7000
Paperbacks only please.

Jewish Community Center of West Hempstead
711 Dogwood Avenue
West Hempstead , NY 11552-3425
(516) 481-7448

Chabad of the Gardens (Seforim and Hebrew books only)
82-52 Abingdon Rd.
Kew Gardens, NY

Computer Classes

Using the HWPL Digital Library is a recurring lecture presented by the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library’s Digital Services Librarian.

These classes will explain how to best use this website, the online catalog, research databases, and online services such as Overdrive and Zinio.

Please speak to a librarian at the Information Desk to find out when our next class will be held, or send an e-mail to us using the contact form on the homepage.



Looking for instructions to put Overdrive ebooks
onto your Kindle, Tablet or iPad?
Click here.