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Library Cards

Obtaining or Renewing a Library Card

Library cards are valid for three years and are issued to residents of the Middle Country School District. Expired cards may be renewed for an additional three years and at that time, required ID must be shown again.

A parent (or legal guardian) must show their ID to obtain a card for their children. It is the parent’s decision whether their child will have a children’s card or an adult card.

Proof of residence (ID) is required to obtain or renew a library card, as listed below. If you have questions about obtaining or renewing a library card, please contact the library at 631-585-9393 and ask for the Customer Service department.

Photo ID is required at all times.

MCPL Residents Valid forms:

  • Current license
  • Non-driver photo identification
  • photo identification with name & current address

If photo ID does not have current address, two of the following are required:

  • Current automobile registration
  • Current auto insurance card
  • Utility bill (dated within 30 days)
  • Major credit card bill (dated within 30 days)
  • Cancelled check (dated within 30 days)
  • Current bank statement
  • Current year tax bill
  • Current phone company work order (showing address)
  • School correspondence (dated within 30 days)

If you rent and do not have bills in your name, a photo ID as well as one of the following must be presented as proof:

  • A notarized statement from the homeowner stating that you are residing at their residence
  • A current lease
  • School correspondence (dated within 30 days)
  • A current bill in the homeowner’s name indicating the address of the residence

If you own property in the district, but do not reside in the district, your current tax bill and a photo ID is required to renew your library card. You must also be in good standing at your home library.

If you are a business owner, your current lease and identification with your name are required to renew your library card. Cards will be issued only to persons listed on the lease. You must also be in good standing at your home library.

If you only receive mail at a P.O. BOX, you will need to show a current photo ID as well as a utility bill which states “Service at” your current address.

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Suspended Privileges

The library reserves the right to temporarily suspend library privileges when an item is overdue in excess of 20 days, or the extended use fees exceed $10.00, or charge for lost or damaged materials are not paid. Library privileges will be reinstated when resolution of the problem occurs.

In the event that a patron disagrees with the decision of the circulation supervisor, a request for reconsideration may be submitted to the Library Director. If the patron disagrees with this determination, an appeal may be directed to the Library Board of Trustees.