Hampton Bays Public Library

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How do I get a Library card?

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To Obtain membership at the library:
NEW RESIDENTS of the community must provide two (2) items listed below. The library card will be mailed to the address and two books may be circulated that day. No videos can be taken out until the card is received in the mail.

FAMILY MEMBERS OF EXISTING PATRONS (in good standing), living in the same household, can apply for a library card and receive the card the same day. New adult patrons must produce one form of identification and sign for the card.

Items from the following list will be accepted as proof of residency. Items must have name and street address (Post office boxes are not acceptable proof of residency.)

  • Tax Bill
  • Deed
  • Lease
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Credit Card Bill
  • License or Vehicle Registration
  • Any Other Legal Document with Street Address
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How do I find out about events and programs going on at the library? 

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View the Library’s Newsletter by clicking on the Newsletter link or the Programs and Events links on the Library’s homepage.

Individuals with a reservation have priority over individuals without a reservation.

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How much does it cost to print/copy?

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Copier and Printer fees are as follows:

Black and White:

  • 0.10 (ten cents) letter size 8 ½  x 11
  • 0.10 (ten cents) legal size 8 ½ x 14
  • 0.20 (twenty cents) ledger size 11 x 17

Color:

  • 0.50 (fifty cents) letter size 8 ½  x 11
  • 0.50 (fifty cents) legal size 8 ½ x 14
  • 1.00 (one dollar) ledger size 11 x 17
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How do I access my Library Account?

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Click on "My Account" on the homepage of the Library website and enter your library barcode or username and PIN/password.


From your account, you can:

  • Renew books
  • Pay fines
  • Manage holds
  • Turn on your reading history
  • Update your contact information
  • Set up auto renewals

To renew your library card, please visit the library.

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How do I renew ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive?

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Overdrive eBooks, audiobooks and video can be renewed three days before a title is set to expire. If the title is on hold for someone else, you will not be able to renew it.

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I forgot my PIN/password. How can I reset it?

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Library cardholders can reset their PIN/password through the Forgot My Password link on the Library Account Login page. You will be asked to enter your library card number to receive an email with instructions to reset your password.  If you do not have an email in your record, or if you have trouble creating or resetting your password, contact the library for assistance.

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How do I download ebooks and audiobooks?

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Digital downloads for ebooks and audiobooks, and limited video streaming, is available via Overdrive/Libby and RBdigital. Links to these are on the Library’s homepage and via Live-brary. On mobile devices download the free apps first.

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How many ebooks and/or audiobooks can I check out from Overdrive?

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Library cardholders can borrow up to 7 digital items and have 5 holds at any one time from OverDrive. These do not count against the physical library books and items.

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Does the library have WiFi?

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Yes. Select “Hampton Bays Library.” No password is required.

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Can I print from my laptop via WiFi?

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The library does not have wireless printing. You can however email your print job to ref@hamptonbayslibrary.org and we will print it for you. You can also logon to a Library desktop computer and print from there.

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How do I reserve the Reference study room?

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Stop by the Ref desk or call the Library at 631-728-6241/press 4 to reserve a study room. The study room is also available on a walk-in basis.

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Hampton Bays Public Library

52 Ponquogue Ave.
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
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Phone: 631-728-6241
Fax: 631-728-0166
Email: contact@hamptonbayslibrary.org

Hours of Operation

Mon-Thurs: 10AM - 9PM
Friday:
10AM - 7PM
Saturday:
10AM - 5PM
Sunday:
1PM - 5PM