Library Card FAQ
Who can get a library card?
Any resident, 18 years and older, of the Central Islip School District, is eligible for a library card. Any resident under 18 MUST have parent or legal guardian present. In addition to borrowing library materials, your card allows you to download digital media, search hundreds of electronic databases, and more.
Proof of residency, including name and street address, is required from one of the following:
What counts as proof of residency?
We require a New York state driver’s license, New York state non-driver identification card (Issued by DMV), or 2 other forms of ID with a Central Islip school district address (PO boxes will not be accepted):
The Central Islip Public Library offers Educators Library Cards to teachers in our community. If you are a
teacher working in the Central Islip School District, and you have a personal library card in good
standing, you are eligible for an Educator Card.
To obtain an application, visit the Central Islip Public Library with a form of Educator identification
(i.e. school ID).
● No fines on material used in the classroom. Check out up to twenty items.
● Classroom material on separate library card from your personal library card
● With Librarian approval, you may request longer loan periods on selected materials used in the
● Your cards are valid for up to one year, after which they will then be eligible for renewal.
● Your Educator Card may only be used for classroom materials and is not for personal use.
● Please be aware that you are responsible for any lost or damaged material checked out to your
Grandparents residing within The Central Islip Public Library District may bring a child to the library on behalf of the child's parent/legal guardian and sign them up for their own library card.
These cards are short term, so they expire and will be eligible for renewal every 3 months.
The child will receive a "limited" card, allowing them to borrow up to twenty Library items at a time (instead of the regular limit of 50) and are entitled to library program attendance.
Grandparents will be held responsible for any lost or damaged materials checked out to a child’s card. Parents/guardians can upgrade limited cards to full memberships at any time in the future simply by bringing the child's card to a service counter and showing ID and proof of residency within the Central Islip Public Library.