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  • 631-878-0940

    235 Main Street
    Center Moriches, NY 11934

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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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You may find out when the library is closed for holidays throughout the year by visiting our Contact Us page.

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

District Residents

  • Residents of Center Moriches may join the CMFPL with proper identification.
  • All resident cards expire on a 3 year cycle; 1/1/2025, 1/1/2028 etc.

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.

Library Card Registration Required Documents

Single Document

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

Click here to apply for a library card online.  For more information check out our Circulation Department.

Contract Patrons are patrons who are residents of one of:

  • East Moriches Union Free School District
  • Eastport/South Manor Union Free School District
  • Remsenburg-Speonk Union Free School District

If you reside in the East Moriches Union Free School District, you may join one of the following libraries:

  1. Center Moriches Free Public Library 878-0940
  2. Riverhead Free Library 727-3228
  3. Westhampton Free Library 288-3335

If you reside in the Eastport/South Manor Union Free School District, you may join one of the following libraries:

  1. Center Moriches Free Public Library 878-0940
  2. Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Comm. Library 399-1511
  3. Riverhead Free Library 727-3228
  4. Westhampton Free Library 288-3335

If you reside in the Remsenburg-Speonk Union Free School District, you may join one of the following libraries:

  1. Center Moriches Free Public Library 878-0940
  2. Riverhead Free Library 727-3228
  3. Westhampton Free Library 288-3335

The following guidelines have been established to help us serve you better.

  1. You may select the library of your choice beginning July 1 each contract year. The “home library” cannot be changed during the course of the contract year (July 1 – June 30).
  2. All members of the same household must register at the same library.
  3. A contract card is good for one year (July-June).
  4. Cardholders may use the services of all other Suffolk County public libraries. Some services in other libraries may be restricted.
  5. New registrations and renewals must be made IN PERSON at the library of your choice.

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 for all things SRC!

Literacy Suffolk provides tutoring to adults who:

  • are at least 16 years of age and out of school.
  • read and write at or below the sixth grade level.
  • need to improve their basic English conversation skills and understanding of American culture.

Go here for more information.


Ayudamos a adultos en Suffolk County para aprender a leer y escribir (Basic Literacy) o hablar Inglés (ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages.)

  • Enseñanza gratuita.
  • Recibirá enseñanza 2-3 horas por semana.

Como Registrarse:

  • Imprima y llene la applicación (de abajo)
  • Envíela a la dirección en la applicación o por Fax 631.286.1668
  • Un voluntario lo llamara para que sea entrevistado
  • Nosotros lo llamaremos cuando tengamos un tutor para Ud. o trataremos de encontrarle un programa.
  • Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame al 631.286.1649

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.  Additionally, you can either store the file to a USB drive or have it emailed to a recipient.  If you want to OCR your document, select that option from the Scan > File Format > Set Details options.

Please call the library at 631-878-0940 ext. 6 to set up an appointment.  Please see the Notary Policy for more information.

On your device, look for the Wifi network “CM Library Wifi” and connect to it.  A splash screen should come up that requires you to agree to our terms of use by checking the box and clicking “Connect”.  Depending on your device, you may have to open a browser and try to open a website to get the splash screen to appear.