Get a Library Card

Who can get a library card?

Everyone who resides in the Patchogue-Medford School District is entitled to a library card.

In addition, some non-residents are eligible for cards.

How can I get a library card?

You can get a library card either by coming into the Library with acceptable documents, or by applying online.

What do I need to get a library card?


Proof of residence in the Patchogue-Medford School District and proof of identity.

Children & Teens

Birth - Grade 5

A parent/guardian with  proof of residency/identity.

Grades 6 - 8

A parent/guardian with proof of residency/identity,

OR, your Patchogue-Medford School district student ID card, to get a local-use only card. A parent signature is required for a full access card.

Grades 9 - 12

Your Patchogue-Medford School district student ID card,

OR, other proof of residency/identification.

OR, a parent/guardian with proof of residency/identity.

Acceptable Proof of Residency/Identity:

Acceptable proof of residency/identity include:

Any one of the following:

  • Current NY State Driver’s License
  • Current Government issued picture ID with name and address
  • Current Lease
  • Current Tax Bill

Or, any two of the following (items must be current and show address):

  • Current automobile registration
  • Automobile insurance
  • Bank statement
  • Cancelled check
  • Utility or credit card bill
  • Voter registration postcard
  • Mail postmarked within the last 30 days

Don’t have any of these? If necessary a postcard can be sent from the library to your address for verification. Come to the Main Desk or call 631-654-4700, x213 to discuss your options.

Non-Resident Library Cards

Library cards are available for non-residents who:

  • Are owners of a business located in the district. Proof of ownership is required.
  • Are employees of a business or school located in the district. Proof of employment is required.
  • Own assessable property in the district. Proof of property ownership is required.