For over thirty years, Patchogue-Medford Library has served as the Central Library for Suffolk County. The Central Library provides specialized collections and services to the Suffolk County member libraries, and to all Suffolk County residents. As the informational needs of libraries and their patrons have changed, Patchogue-Medford Library has added new collections and updated services that reflect the dramatic transitions in library services today.
A core feature of Central Library Reference services is the maintainance of strong general print and online collections, with emphasis in the areas of music, law, antiques, language, consumer health and genealogy. Access to the collections is provided through the online catalog, research databases, and the Patchogue-Medford Library Indexes.