Library Cards & Overdues
How do I get a library card?
of your license, or a bill from your residence. If you live in the South Lynbrook-Hewlett Library Funding District
or the Hewlett Harbor Library Funding District, you are now entitled to a resident card with full privileges.
Does a library card expire?
village card, this expires in six months. A new letter from the employer is required to renew this card.
What is the charge for an overdue book?
- 14 day books are 20¢ a day.
- Rapid Reads are 25¢ a day.
- 28 day books from the Adult area are 10¢ a day. 28 day books from the Children’s area are 5¢ a day
- Rental fees for newer DVDs are $2 a day.
Can I renew a book?
online catalog. You may only renew if no one is waiting for the book and if you have not renewed it before. You
also must not have any outstanding fines on your card.
Can I renew by phone?
reading this, you use the internet!)
What if I’ve gotten an overdue notice and think I have returned the book?
it, you can call or come in and we will put a “claims returned” on your card. We will periodically check for the
book and you should, too.
What if I’ve lost a book?
be a bill. If you still haven’t found the book by then, you will have to come into the library and pay for the price
of the book plus a $5.00 replacement fee. Don’t forget to keep looking!
Can I use my card at other libraries?
any money or have books that are long overdue on your card. Please be aware that other library my limit access to
some of their collection, especially audio-visual materials.
What if I’ve lost my library card/forgot my card at home?
first replacement and $5.00 for the second. If you have forgotton your card you may use photo ID temporarily at Lynbrook
Library only. Other libraries will not accept ID other than a valid library card. Library cards are non-transferable.
You can not use another family member’s card in place of your own.
Does the library have any computers for the public to use?
Can I print out material from the computer?
Do I have to be a resident of Lynbrook to use the computers?
card may request a visitor’s pass.
Do you have a time limit when I use a public computer?
if there is no one on the wait list. Those with visitor’s passes get 30 minutes of computer use which may also be
extended once if there is no one on the wait list.
What computer programs do you have for the public to use?
What is an “online catalog”?
of the title or author you can search by keyword.
What is an “online database”?
articles. Click here to visit our databases via our research tools page. These are available at the library and from
I know nothing about computers, how will I be able to use them?
computer classes. Please check the adult programs section of this website, or call the Reference Desk (at 599-8630)
to see if one is currently being held.
Do you have computers for children to use?
along with a variety of educational games. There is a one hour limit.
What storytimes do you offer?
- Baby Rhyme Time for 10 weekolds – Pre-walkers,
- L’il Playmates for Walkers – 29 month olds,
- Toddler Story Time for 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 year olds and,
- Pre-school Storytime for 3 1/2 – 5 year olds.
- Pajama Story Times once a month Ages: 4 – 7
- Kindergarten – 1st grade during the school year, at various times.
When do you offer storytimes?
of this website to see what is currently being held, or call the Children’s Room at 599-8630.
Is my child old enough to be in the library alone?
The Library is a public building with staff trained to provide public library services. The Library staff is not equipped, nor is it their role, to provide long- or short-term child care. Staff members are available to assist our patrons, including children, with library materials or services.
The responsibility for the safety and behavior of children in the library rests solely with the parent/adult caregiver and not with Library staff. Though the library staff will always respond with care and concern, they cannot be responsible for children who are unattended or demonstrating inappropriate behavior.
- Children under 6 years of age MUST REMAIN WITH AN ADULT at all times while in the library.
- Children 6-10 years of age MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT who remains in the same area of the Library.
If a child is left unattended and attempts to reach the parents have failed, the Lynbrook Police Department will be called to take responsibility for the child.
How can my teenager volunteer at the library?
help in the Children’s Room with the Summer Reading Program. We sign up Book Buddies in May and they start volunteering
at the end of June. We have occasional activities over the school year that need some volunteers.