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    Center Moriches, NY 11934

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We’re Ready to Help! Checking Out Items & Other Useful Information

Thanks for checking out our Circulation Department page. We look forward to helping you with checking out and returning your items and directing you to proper departments within the Library. We are also your first point of contact for issues with items and where you can pick up your holds.

Below is a listing of loan rules including how long you can check out items, fines and fees, and how to get a library card.


Books & Magazines

  • 50 items, 3 per author or subject, 28 day loan, new books are 14 days.

Books on CD

  • 10 items, 28 day loan, new books on CD are 14 days.

Music CDs

  • 10 items, 28 day loan.


  • 10 items. 7 day loan with an adult library card. Children may borrow juvenile DVD’s on their own cards. Parents/Guardians may authorize the borrowing  of adult DVD’s for their children, age 12 or older by signing a consent form.

Video Games, XBox360, PS3, Wii, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Wii U

  • 3 items, 7 day loan with an adult library card.

Fines & Fees

IMPORTANT: Materials overdue six months or more are replaced for other borrowers to use. The cardholder will be charged for the replacement value of these items.

We are Fine Free! Overdue fines will not be charged on items that are returned late with the exception of Museum Passes, New Items, Graphic Novels, Test Guides and items from our Library of Things. Items that are returned damaged, are longer than six months overdue or items that have been lost will be assessed the full replacement cost of the item. As a reminder, individual library cards with over $5.00 in fees are stopped from borrowing materials and households with $50.00 in fees stops borrowing privileges for the family. Overdue fines may still apply to items that are borrowed from other libraries.

Email Notices

Due to rising postal costs, overdue notices are not sent through the postal system. Patrons may supply their email addresses in order to receive overdue notices as well as due date reminders.

  • Items that are charged late fees are 10 cents per day with a maximum total fine of $5 per item. Museum passes and items in special collections have different fees. Fees from other libraries may vary.
  • Library cards with a balance of $5 or more will be stopped. Patrons with a stopped card will not be able to borrow materials.
  • A Library card with a balance of $50 or more will stop all cards at the same address.
  • Household library cards with fines totaling $50 or more will stop all cards.

Library Cards

Applicants must be 18 years and older. Ages 17 and younger require a parent’s signature.

Contract Patrons

  • Residents of the following school districts of East Moriches, Eastport-South Manor and Remsenburg-Speonk may join the CMFPL with proper identification.
  • The first adult household member to register designates CMFPL as their entire household’s home library for the  contract year.
  • Contract registrations expire annually after June 30th and may be renewed on or after July 1st.

District Residents

  • Residents of Center Moriches may join the CMFPL with proper identification.
  • All resident cards expire on a 3 year cycle; 1/1/2022, 1/1/2025 etc.

Library Card Registration Required Documents

Single Document

Valid New York State driver’s license with current physical address
or NYS non-driver ID.


Two Documents

If you do not have the required single document proof you may provide Photo ID with two documents listed below with your current physical address.

Example Photo IDs
  • Driver’s License
  • Credit card with photo
  • College ID
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • Work ID
Example Documents
  • Deed
  • Lease
  • Current tax bill (must match name of applicant)
  • Current automobile registration
  • Credit card statement
  • Mortgage statement
  • Homeowner’s insurance
  • Voter registration card
  • Bank statement
  • Amazon invoice or other shipped item
  • Mailed letter
  • Paystub

Business Owners

Photo ID and current tax bill or lease for  a business in Center Moriches or library service contract area.