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    SUN: Closed

    MON-FRI: 9:30AM-8:30PM

    SAT: 9:30AM-5:00PM

  • 631-878-0940

    235 Main Street
    Center Moriches, NY 11934

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You’ve Got Questions…We’ve Got the Answers!

Here are a few helpful topics so that you can get the most out of your library experience.

Long Island Expressway (I495)

Exit 69, go South on Wading River Rd. to the end. Make Right onto Railroad Ave. Continue past traffic light and railroad tracks. Entrance to parking lot on left immediately after the Post Office.

Sunrise Hwy Heading East (Route 27)

Exit 59, go South on Wading River Rd. to the end. Make Right onto Railroad Ave. Continue past traffic light and railroad tracks. Entrance to parking lot on left immediately after the Post Office.

Sunrise Hwy Heading West (Route 27)

Exit 60, go South on Railroad Ave. Continue past traffic light and railroad tracks. Entrance to parking lot on left immediately after the Post Office.

Announcements will be made at the Channel 12 News website under “Closings and Delays”, at the SCLS website as well as the Center Moriches Library’s Facebook page, should the Library close due to weather or other emergency situation.

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Lost library cards cost 50¢ to replace.

Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, and Direct Access

The Center Moriches Library makes every effort to fulfill patron requests. Multiple copies of best sellers and other popular items are purchased to insure patrons receive their requests in a timely fashion. We are happy to search beyond the County or State for hard-to-find items.

  • Reserve items in person, by telephone or online.
  • Once a patron is notified, they have 7 days to pick up items on hold.
  • Patrons must pick up items using the same library card on which the request was made.
  • Requests outside of Nassau and Suffolk may incur fees for materials.

A patron may visit any library in Suffolk County and borrow materials directly (direct access) from that library. Some restrictions may apply and fines and loan periods from other libraries may vary.

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Cardholders in good standing have automatic renewal on borrowed items. Eligible items will be automatically renewed several days prior to their due date and you will receive an email notification. Items that are reserved for others, museum passes or items that have reached their maximum renewals are not eligible.

Log in now to renew items and review your account.

Fines can be paid for online with a credit card here. You will need your library barcode and your library password.

Fees can be paid in person with cash, check, or money order.

Please note that if you are paying to replace a damaged or lost item from another library, we need a check or money order made out to that library (we send your check along to that library).

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.

When you created your library card with us, you should have supplied an email address. Navigate to your account login page and select “Create a password” or “Forgot your password?”, depending on your situation. You will be prompted for your barcode or username and once you submit that, you will have an email sent to your email on file. If you did not supply an email address, you will have to stop by the library for further assistance.

Usernames are a great way to access all of the library’s online services without having to remember your barcode. To create one, log into your account here and click on “Change Your Contact Information” (it’s on the left, under your name and street address). This will bring up a pop-up where you can create a username and sign up for text messages.

You can sign up for programs online by clicking here or in person at the Adult Reference desk.  If you need help using the online calendar to sign up for programs, check out this flyer or call the Adult Reference desk at 631-878-0940 x5.

We have a Summer Reading Club for all ages!  Head over to centermoricheslibrary.org/src for all things SRC!

Adults can volunteer and support the library by joining the Friends of the Library.

Another great volunteer opportunity is through Literacy Suffolk, who provide free one-to-one and small group literacy tutoring. They will also provide ESL help for free! They will train anyone who is looking to volunteer.

Teens seeking community service credits should check out Community Service Opportunities.

Contact the Reference Department to reserve a room. Someone in the group must have a valid Center Moriches Library card and the purpose of the meeting must be either educational, cultural, or civic in nature.

Please refer to our Meeting Room Policy for more information.

Fill out the Book Dedication Form. For adult books, a donation of $25 is requested. You will be asked to describe your honoree’s interests. For a children’s picture book, a donation of $20 is requested. If you wish to donate something other than a book, please contact the Library Director at 631-878-0940 ext. 7.

Check out our Tutoring Policy.

Highlights include:

  • No money may be exchanged in the Library for tutoring services.
  • The Library reserves the right to require both tutors and students to sign in at the Computer Services Desk in the Library, as well as to require the tutor to display a picture ID for identification purposes.
  • Additionally, either the tutor or the student must be a registered member of the Center Moriches Free Public Library in order to use designated Library areas for the purpose of tutoring.
  • Tutoring is not allowed in any open areas of the Library, but is permitted in the Community Room or the Children’s Activities Room when these rooms are not otherwise in use for Library programs.
  • The Library does not sponsor, recommend, or assume liability or responsibility for the work and/or activities of tutors who use Library space. Tutors may not distribute or disseminate advertisements, letters, flyers or business cards identifying the Library as their place of doing business or imply Library sponsorship of their activities.

We have public computers with black & white or color printing for all age groups. Black & white printing is 10¢ a page while color is 25¢ a page. If you have your own device, you can print directly from that!

To print from home, upload your document here.  When you upload your document, you will get a document number that looks like WiFi1234.  Call the library and let us know the document number and how you want to retrieve it.  We currently offer smart locker pickup and will be offering curbside pickup soon.

Mac and iPhone/iPad users can print directly to “black & white @ CMLibrary” or “color @ CMLibrary”. Just connect to our public WiFi network and bring up the print menu.

Windows laptop users should read the guide Wireless Printing with Windows Laptops.

Android users should read the guide Wireless Printing for Android Phones.

Sending a fax is free to any number in the US! Stop by the Computer Services desk to send a fax. We do not receive faxes.

Our copy machines are capable of scanning and OCR’ing your documents. Insert a USB drive into the side of the copy machine and follow the prompts from there. If you want to OCR your document, select that option from the Scan > File Format > Set Details options.