The New York State funded School Library Systems program provides a formalized network for public and nonpublic school library media centers across the State and provides for the development of a standardized automated catalog which enhances ILL of resources among the participating schools. The Putnam Northern Westchester School Library System (SLS) provides specific services and programs that support the learning process of students, teachers and staff. Participants have access to a wide range of resources through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), Cooperative Collection Development and a Union Catalog. The SLS also works as liaison with the New York State Education Department to provide library media specialists with the latest information regarding curriculum and instruction and State Education Department initiatives. A SLS Council works together to support regional goals for school library programs with opportunities for collaboration and shared learning opportunities.

Please click on the following links for additional information on the School Library System:

Annual Reports

Council Minutes

Evaluation Survey Responses

Additional Information

The Professional Library provides faculty and administration of participating districts with a variety of services:

  • Teachers and administrators from member districts receive personalized research and reference services provided by our staff. Members may visit the library for assistance or request searches for articles, books and other resources by phone or email.
  • A special collection of resources to support professional development, curriculum and instruction is available to member districts: books (print & digital), periodicals, DVDs, subscription databases and other online resources. Many resources can be accessed online and those that can’t may be reserved by phone or email. The BOCES courier service can be used to deliver and return materials.
  • Relative and meaningful professional development workshops on technology, research and resources are available for administrators, teachers, library media specialists and other staff members.
  • Consortium purchasing of online and library resources such as subscription databases and ebooks.

Professional Library Resources

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Professional Library Services

The Professional Library provides reference services to members Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. We will be happy to assist you in finding answers to your questions or resources for your research. Please stop by or call (914) 248-2391.

Contact Us

Joseph Mannozzi, Coordinator, Professional Library & School Library System
914-248-2392 |
Kathy Friedlander, Library Clerk, School Library System & Professional Library
914-248-2391 |