Westchester Library System

Westchester Library System

Elmsford, NY 10523
Tax ID13-1882114

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About this organization






The mission of Westchester Library System (WLS) is to empower lives and communities by connecting people in Westchester County with the resources, services and programs available through WLS and the member libraries. WLS will promote the love of learning, discovery of new ideas and opportunities for all in Westchester County. It will help strengthen the member libraries of Westchester County to share information and resources, supporting a welcoming environment to everyone in the community.


The organization encourages the coordination and sharing of resources among members, provides and supports the technological infrastructure used by member libraries, offers staff development and training for organization and member library staff, and provides advocacy at the local, county, state and national levels to improve awareness of funding for libraries.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

The filing specifies the mission of the non-profit as “The westchester library system coordinates the efforts of a cooperative of the 38 public libraries serving westchester county. its purpose is to provide cost-effective centralized services that reflect economies of scale or specialized expertise which is not available through the individual member libraries.”.

When explaining its duties, they were described as: “To enhance the quality of public library service in westchester county through services provided to its member libraries and the county's residents”.

  • The state in which the non-profit is authorized to operate legally is NY.
  • According to the filing, the address of the non-profit for the year 2020 is 570 TAXTER ROAD NO 400, ELMSFORD, NY, 10523.
  • The non-profit has reported 44 employees on their form for the year 2020.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $177,209.
  • The organization has 14 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1958.
  • The organization pays $3,464,919 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $172,093 in fundraising expenses.

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