The library has switched to a new program registration system, available at https://programs.mcplibrary.org.

To watch a short video introduction to the new system, please click here.

Reopening Plan

Welcome Back!

The Centereach and Selden buildings are open to the public, with all services available. In-person programming has resumed, alongside continuing virtual programming. Curbside pickup remains an option for those who prefer it.

A number of precautions remain in place to prioritize the health and safety of our staff and patrons. We are providing proper personal protection equipment and implementing guidelines and recommendations from our local health officials and the CDC.

We thank you for your patience, cooperation, and ongoing support!

Frequently Asked Questions

What safety measures are in place?
To ensure the safety of patrons and library staff, the following have been put in place:

  • All unvaccinated library patrons and visitors will maintain a minimum of six feet of distance between themselves and other persons. Anyone refusing to follow proper social distancing will be asked to leave the library.
  • No individual should enter the library if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Protective barriers are installed at service desks
  • Hand-sanitizing stations available in all areas

Is the library accepting donations?
The library is not accepting any donations at this time.

Programs and Meeting Rooms

Is the library still offering programs?
We’re happy to announce that the library has resumed in-person programs for adults, teens, and children. Program capacity may be limited to adhere to social distancing guidelines. We will continue to offer virtual programs through a variety of platforms as well as our popular Take & Make programs. The safety and health of our patrons and staff is our priority and we will continue to abide by State and County regulations and guidelines. For a listing of library programs, please visit our program calendar.

Will the Nature Explorium be open?
We know that many of you are eager to visit the Nature Explorium and play outside. Since there is no way to disinfect the outside area, we will be limiting the number of visitors in the Nature Explorium as well as the materials available for play. MCPL will allow district residents to visit for hour-long sessions. A parent or caregiver must be present in the outdoor space. For operating hours please visit the Nature Explorium calendar.

Will the Museum Corner be open?
The Museum Corner will be open Monday through Friday, 10am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm, and 5pm – 8pm. It will also be open on Saturdays, 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm. Capacity and time spent in the exhibit will be limited to adhere to social distancing guidelines. A parent or caregiver must be present at all times. The exhibit space is open to district residents and ERC library cardholders.

Will the early childhood spaces be available for my family to play?
A limited amount of toys will be available for families to play with at both the Centereach and Selden buildings. Toys will be disinfected and alternated on a regular basis. Social distancing protocols are required, as well as, the presence of a parent or caregiver.

Are our meeting rooms available for use?
Community groups may apply for use of library meeting rooms, but please note that there is limited availability. Please call 631-585-9393 ext. 261 or email calderonesara@mcplibrary.org to inquire about the use of a meeting room.