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Library Services

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Books on CD

Collections of fiction and non-fiction books are available for those that may have difficulty reading or handling a book.

Braille Children’s Books

Descriptive Video

A collection of popular video titles with a descriptive audio track for people who are visually impaired or blind. Additional titles are available through the Suffolk County Library System.

Talking Books Loan Program

A free library service for individuals who cannot hold, handle or see well enough to use regular print books. LITBL is a sub-regional library of the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. LITBL lends professionally recorded books and magazines (and the special equipment needed to play them) to eligible residents on Long Island. Materials are sent to borrowers and returned by postage-free mail. For more information contact Debbi Ward, Senior Outreach Librarian, at 399-1511, ext. 354.

Telesensory Reading Magnifier

A magnifying device that will assist those with visual impairments to read or write documents. Inquire at the Information Desk

BARRIER-FREE ACCESS

Parking

The parking lot in front of the library has designated parking spots for persons with disabilities.

Automatic Doors and Ramps

The front entrance of the library is equipped with ramps and automatic doors.

Elevators

Elevators are available to access the Main Meeting Room and the Upper and Lower Levels of the library

Restroom

A handicap accessible restroom is available on the second floor.

BIKE LOCK LOAN PROGRAM

Bike locks are available for loan at the Circulation Desk for persons who do not have a lock and wish to secure their bike on our bike rack. A library card is required.

CAREER COUNSELING

Free career counseling is available by appointment to provide assistance with job search, resumes and interviews, and more…

COMPUTERS

Computers with printers and scanners are available for children, teens and adults on a walk-in basis. A library card is required.

COUNSELING/SUPPORT SERVICES

The Library offers supportive social work services for adults and families, including individual counseling and referrals, crisis intervention and client advocacy. An appointment is necessary. Please contact the Community Library at (631) 399-1511, ext. 240 for information or to make an appointment.

HOMEBOUND LIBRARY SERVICE

A free service offered to MMSCL district residents who are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent illness or disability, or for individuals who are frail and elderly and don’t have transportation. Materials made available to homebound patrons are large and regular print books, DVDs (movies or educational), books on CD, and magazines. Library materials are delivered free of charge. Please call 631-399-1511, ext. 247 to inquire further about this special outreach program. Homebound Application

HOMEWORK HELP

Līve-brary Live Study Help online tutoring service is FREE and available every day from 2 pm – 11 pm. It connects students to expert tutors in pre-school through college introduction level math, science, social studies and English. Spanish-speaking tutors are available in math, science and social studies.

LIBRARYLINK

An online directory of community organizations and a calendar of community meetings and events. Click Here

MEMORIAL GIFTS/DONATIONS

The Community Library welcomes donations of cash and Memorial Gifts. When cash is donated, the donor and the Library Director may mutually agree on what the money will be used to purchase. Or the donation may be made to the Library to be used solely at the Library’s discretion. Bookplates naming the donor or “In Memory Of” are only placed in books purchased by the Library, never in books donated by individuals. The Library will acknowledge a Memorial Gift with a letter to the person of your choosing providing information on your donation.

Please contact the Library director if you are interested in making a donation to the Library.

MEETING ROOMS

The Meeting Rooms of the Community Library are available for non-profit educational, recreational, cultural and civic purposes on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use. Use of Library Meeting Rooms by community groups, organizations or individuals in no way implies endorsement of their policies or activities by the Library or anyone connected with the Library.

Please fill out a printable meeting room application form. Completed forms should be taken to the Library's Circulation Desk for submission. Completed forms may also be faxed to 631-281-4442 or emailed to MMSCLMeetingRooms@gmail.com. Questions regarding meeting room availability and application status should be directed to the Circulation Department at (631)399-1511 ext. 281

MOBILE APPS

Own a Smartphone or other mobile device?
Check out our apps and services designed to enhance your library experience.

PHOTOCOPIERS

A high-quality color copier is located on the Main Level. Black and white copiers are available on all levels of the building.

SENIOR ADVOCATE

Senior Advocates from the Suffolk County Office of the Aging visit the library monthly to assist with applications for SSI, food stamps, Medicare/Medicaid, senior ID cards, HEAP benefits, IT214 and other vital senior services. Appointments are necessary. Please contact the Community Library at (631) 399-1511, ext. 240 for further information.

SONY READERS

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TAX FORMS AND FREE TAX COUNSELING

New York State and federal tax forms and instructions are available during tax season. Call the Information Desk at extension 240 for information about free assistance with tax forms.

TUTORING SPACE

The Library is committed to providing a suitable tutoring space to support students’ research and study. This tutoring space is available to:
  • Tutors employed by, or in contract with the William Floyd School District
  • Tutors employed by, or in contract with the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library Contract School Districts
  • Students of the William Floyd School District that are being tutored by privately arranged tutors
  • Students that are contract patrons being tutored by privately arranged tutors. Contact the Circulation Department at extension 281 to reserve a meeting room for tutoring space
Click here for a tutoring space application | Click here for the library tutoring brochure

WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS

Wi-Fi is short for wireless fidelity. It enables us to provide internet access anywhere in the Library without wires. Just come in with your laptop, plug it in and look for the MMSCL wireless network.