Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the North Shore Public Library will be closed until further notice. The bookdrop will be closed and any late fee accrued while we are closed will be waived. Continue to check our website and Facebook as some online programs will be offered. All program fees for cancelled March and April programs will be reimbursed. Please look to our updated homepage for news, important information, and for a listing of online resources.

(631) 929-4488

250 Route 25A, Shoreham, NY

M - F: 9:30 am - 9 pm

Saturday: 9:30 am - 5 pm

Sunday: 1 - 5 pm

North Shore Publich Library
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

***If you do not see your question below, please feel free to contact a Reference Librarian at info@northshorepubliclibrary.org***

FAQs: What if my library material is due during the closure?
  • Ans:  Most material was automatically renewed until June 1, and any item that was not, or happens to be late, will have all fines waived once we are reopened.
What about library programs in Spring 2020?
  • Ans: All programs through Spring 2020 have been cancelled. Full refunds will be issued for paid programs once we are reopened.
What if I have an item on hold or on reserve?
  • Ans:  Any item currently on our holdshelf will remain for the duration of the closure and will be waiting for you once we reopen.  Any other reserve you may have on your account will also remain and your place on the holdlist will not be impacted by the closure. Reserve requests will be filled after the library reopens.
Can I return items or use the book drop?
  • Ans: The bookdrop is closed during the Library's closure. Please hold onto library material and return them when the library reopens. Any item that ends up late will have all late fees waived.
Can I reserve a room?
  • Ans: Meeting room applications are not being accepted during the closure period.
Can I use Museum Passes?
  • Ans: The North Shore Public Library Museum Pass Program will not be available during the closure.
What do I do if I want to use the online resources, but I do not have a card, can’t find my card, or my card is expired?
  • Ans: You can sign up for a temporary card which will allow some access to our online resources. A North Shore Public Library staff member will be checking to see if any temporary cards have been created. They will then transfer temporary cards over to full access library cards which will grant you full access to all the library online resources and virtual programming. You will be notified by email with your new full access barcode once it is ready.


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