Mission Statement

The goal of The Purchase Free Library is to provide services and information to its expanding and varied community of users and to work to broaden, diversify and educate the community.

About the Library

We offer the latest books from your favorite authors, as well as box office movie hits. We have color nooks available for checkout for e-reading, free wifi, and a friendly staff to help you will all your library needs.

The Library has a large selection of children’s books located in our colorful children’s section. We also host fun family-oriented programs that kids of all ages can participate in.

After-hours bookdrop for books, audio and video tapes, is located by the front door.


Library History

From its beginnings nearly 100 years ago as a reading room within the Purchase Community House, the Purchase Free Library, officially chartered in June 1928 by the State of New York, has grown into a thriving independent library offering the intimacy and service of a small town library, as well as all of the benefits of being a member of the Westchester Library System, a network of 38 libraries with collective holdings of over 4 million books and other print materials, all available to our patrons via interlibrary loan.


We are not only a place for checking out the latest best sellers but also a place for children and adults to come together in a friendly setting. Despite our small size, the impact the library has had on the Purchase community has been anything but small.