The library’s buildings are currently closed. Please visit www.mcplibrary.org/edownloads for information on online resources you can use with your library card to access databases, eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, movies, music, and TV shows. If your library card has expired, please use the Ask-a-librarian form to contact customer service to have it renewed. If you live in the Middle Country district and do not have a library card, you can sign up for one online.
The library budget vote and trustee election has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 16th 2020.
All items due through 4/30/2020 have been extended to 5/1/2020. Registration for spring programs has been postponed until May.
The Library Board of Trustees Meeting previously scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30pm in Centereach will now take place via teleconference on Wednesday, March 25 at 10:00am. To join the meeting, please call 1-877-309-2073 and use Access Code 283-717-829# to join the meeting. Please note – in order to minimize ambient and environmental noise, all callers will be muted outside of the public input portion of the meeting. The budget information meeting scheduled to follow the Board of Trustees meeting has been postponed.
The Library has continued to monitor all the developments surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic and it has been determined, effective March 15th, to be necessary to close both library buildings until further notice in order to protect the health and well-being of patrons and staff. The library appreciates and understands the disruption and disappointment that this action will cause. Please consult the library’s website as to developments relating to the library’s operations. We apologize for the inconvenience resulting from this closing and hope that you are your families remain safe during this time.
To ensure patrons remain able to access online resources while the library is closed, library cards slated to expire between 3/1 and 4/30 have been renewed until May 2020. Additionally, any items due between 3/9/2020 and 3/30/2020 have been renewed and are now due 4/1/2020.
Spring 2020 program registration has been postponed.
The Library has been closely monitoring the developments pertaining to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and are taking action based on guidance from public health experts. To help ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patrons and staff we will be cancelling all programs, events, meeting room bookings and community outreach beginning March 13th until March 28th, 2020. We apologize to our patrons for any inconvenience and we hope to re-schedule the programs in the future. The Library will also not be accepting donations of books, dvds, etc.. At this time, all physical locations continue to operate with standard hours. In an effort to maintain a safe environment and address patron concerns, we have taken additional measures including:
As some patrons have asked, the Library does not currently disinfect borrowed materials when they are checked in or as they are browsed or used in-house. Disinfecting these types of items and materials is currently not recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As a reminder, the Library has many digital services available to you for free, such as e-books and e-audiobooks; streaming TV, movie and music services; and digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines. Please see below for details
We encourage any concerned patrons, especially those in high-risk populations, to stay home if they are feeling ill or are simply concerned about potential exposure.
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Click here for more information from the CDC on the coronavirus (COVID-19), including information on how to help prevent the spread of germs.
For those unable to visit the library, here are some of the many library resources that can be accessed from home with your library card.