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 a program?
Self-register for most library programs directly through the program calendar. Manage your personal schedule of library programs from within your account. Phone and in person registration is also available. Please note: Any class that requires a fee or deposit is not currently available through online registration.
How do I get a Library Password/Pin?
The first time you sign in to your library account, you will need to create a password.
Select My Account from the website menu.
Type the barcode from the back of your library card into the field labeled “Barcode or Username”
Type a password into the “Password” field.
Click Login or press Enter.
You will be asked to re-enter your new password for verification.
Can I take out your materials if I’m from another Library?
Yes! Non-district patrons can take out everything except New DVDs, video games, puzzles, big books, audio visual equipment/ebook readers, playaway views or 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, Nonfiction DVDs and CD||Unlimited|
|Playaway Digital books||5|
|Bilingual Kits & Puzzles||2|
|Electronic Devices or Audiovisual Equipment||2|
|Video Games & Playaway Views||1|
Books, CD Books, Nonfiction DVDs and CD Unlimited
Entertainment DVDs – 10
Magazines – 10
Playaway Digital books – 5
Bilingual Kits & Puzzles – 2
Fishing Poles – 2
Electronic Devices or Audiovisual Equipment – 2
Video Games & Playaway Views – 1
How long can I take things out for?
7 days: Entertainment DVDs, Video games, Playaway views and Magazines.
All other circulating items can be borrowed for 21 days and can be renewed several times unless they are reserved by another patron.
How much will I be charged in fines?
|Item Category||$ Per day late|
|Books, CD Books, Nonfiction DVDs and CD||.05|
|Playaway Digital books||.05|
|Bilingual Kits & Puzzles||.05|
|Electronic Devices or Audiovisual Equipment||1.00|
|Video Games & Play Away Views||1.00|
Item Category – $ Per day late
Books, CD Books, Nonfiction DVDs and CD – .05
Entertainment DVDs – 1.00
Magazines – .05
Playaway Digital books – .05
Bilingual Kits & Puzzles – .05
Fishing Poles – 1.00
Electronic Devices or Audiovisual Equipment – 1.00
Video Games & Play Away Views – 1.00
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 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.,
Saturday, 9:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Sunday, from October – May, 1-5. P.M.
Closings & Limited Hours
Alive After Five: 9:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
11/11/16 – Veteran’s Day – Library Closed
11/23/16 Thanksgiving Eve – Library Closes at 3 pm
11/24/16 Thanksgiving Day – Library Closed
12/24/16 Christmas Eve – Library Closed
12/25/16 Christmas Day – Library Closed
12/26/16 Christmas Day Observed – Library Closed
12/31/16 New Year’s Eve – Library Closes at Noon
1/01/17 New Year’s Day – Library Closed
1/02/17 New Year’s Day Observed – Library Closed
1/16/17 Martin Luther King’s Birthday Library Closed
2/20/17 Presidents’ Day – Library Closed
4/16/17 Easter – Library Closed
5/14/17 Mother’s Day – Library Closed
5/29/16 Memorial Day Observed – Library Closed
Can I get a library card if I work within the Patchogue-Medford Library School District?
Yes! Library cards for people employed within the Patchogue-Medford School District are available upon registration at the main desk. You must work at least 17 hours per week and be over 18 years of age. Please bring ID with your name and home address and a letter from your place of employment.
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?
You can apply for a job online through our volunteer/employment application.
How do I access the New York State Vital Records Index?
The New York Vital Records Index is located in the Periodical Plus Room, and they are available during the following hours.
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What does the New York State Vital Records Index include?
The index is not full text. Users can acquire the information needed to order copies of the documents they need from the appropriate authority.
Covering: Births 1881-1937
New York State Delayed Birth Certificate Index Pre-1881
Scope of Indexes: For New York State outside of New York City
- Includes former towns of Kings County prior to their annexation by the City of Brooklyn in the 1880s and 90s
- Portions of Westchester County before 1895
- Staten Island & Queens before 1898
- The Indexes do not include births and deaths in Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers prior to 1914 nor marriages in those cities prior to 1908.
- The Indexes do not include original data for adopted infants.
- The birth and death indexes do include data on individuals who were born or died in a state facility (such as a prison or mental hospital).