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 Events 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?
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?
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?
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 Genealogy area, and they are available during regular business hours.