What do I need to get a Library Card?
Two forms of identification with name and address will be required. Valid forms of ID include:
- Driver’s License
- Automobile Registration
- Current Utility or Phone Bill
- Rental Agreement
- Personal Mail (with a postmark from within the last month)*
* Post office boxes are not an acceptable proof of residence.
How do I register for an event?
- Register online through the Events calendar.
- Call the library at one of the following numbers:
- Adults: 631-654-4700, x220
- Children: 631-654-4700, x261
- Teens: 631-654-4700, x501
- Come into the library!
Please note: You must come into the library to register for any event that has a fee.
How do I get a Library Password?
- Go to the My Library Account login page.
- Click on “Create a password” on the right-hand side of the page.
- Type the number from the back of your library card into the box that says “Enter your library card barcode or username.”
- You will receive an email with a link to set up your password.
This will only work if you have an email address attached to your library card record. If you don’t have an email address attached to your library card record, come into the library to set up your password.
Can I take out your materials if I’m from another Library?
Non-district patrons can take out everything except new DVDs, video games, PlayAway Views, Launchpads, e-Readers, puzzles, audiovisual equipment, children’s Big Books, toys, CD Box Sets, outdoor games and museum passes.
Is there a limit to how much I can take out?
There is a limit to how many materials you can take out in a single transaction.
|Books, CD Books, Music CDs, Nonfiction DVDs||Unlimited|
|Entertainment DVDs, Magazines, New DVDs||10|
|Colored Pencils, Playaway Audiobooks||5|
|Audiovisual Equipment, Bilingual Kits, Fishing Poles, Puzzles, Outdoor Games||2|
|Hotspots, Launchpads, Playaway Views, Video Games||1|
Materials may be limited during periods of high demand (i.e. class assignments).
How long can I take things out for?
New DVDs, video games, magazines, Playaway views, Launchpads, outdoor games, equipment, and hotspots can be borrowed for 7 days.
All other circulating items can be borrowed for 28 days and can be renewed several times unless they are reserved by another patron.
How much will I be charged in fines?
Patchogue-Medford Library does not charge overdue fines, but you will be charged list price for replacement of lost or damaged materials. Overdue notices are sent via email for 7-day loan items when they are 7 days overdue. For all other material, an email notice is generated when the item is 3 weeks overdue. The second and final notice is a bill. All borrowing privileges will be suspended until the materials(s) are either returned or paid for.
What materials besides Books, Music, Movies and Video Games do you have?
Here is a list of non-traditional materials such as Audiovisual Equipment, Fishing Poles and E-Readers.
What are the Library’s Hours?
Monday-Friday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, from October – May: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Teen Center at Patchogue-Medford Carnegie Library
Monday-Friday: 2:30 PM – 8:30 PM (11:30 AM – 8:30 PM during school vacations)
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, from October – May: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Closings & Limited Hours:
During Alive After Five: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Veteran’s Day – Library Closed
Thanksgiving Eve – Library Closes at 3:00 PM
Thanksgiving Day – Library Closed
Christmas Eve – Library Closed
Christmas Day – Library Closed
New Year’s Eve – Library Closes at 12:00 PM
New Year’s Day – Library Closed
Martin Luther King’s Birthday – Library Closed
Presidents’ Day – Library Closed
Easter – Library Closed
Mother’s Day – Library Closed
Memorial Day – Library Closed
Independence Day – Library Closed
Labor Day – Library Closed
How can I do community service at the Patchogue-Medford Library?
Adults looking for Community Service opportunities can join the Patchogue Medford Friends of the Library. If you are in grades 6-12, please see our Volunteer Opportunities page for additional information.
How do I get help with my homework?
See our Homework Help page.
How do I apply for a job?
To apply for a job at the library, print and fill out our Employment Application and bring it in to the library.
How do I access the New York State Vital Records Index?
The New York Vital Records Index is located in the Genealogy area, and it is available during regular library hours.
Who runs the library?
The five member Board of Trustees are elected by the public to advocate for the community’s vision for the Library.
The Board hires the Director and Assistant Director who run the day to day operations.
To contact library administration, fill out the contact form or call the library at 631-654-4700.