Library Card FAQ
Who can get a library card?
Any resident, 18 years and older, residing in the Central Islip School District, is eligible for a library card.
Any resident under 18 MUST have parent or legal guardian present when applying for a card.
Proof of residency, including name and street address, is required from one of the following:
- New library cards
- Address changes
- Name changes
- Replacement cards
- Card Renewals
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
Other forms of ID accepted:
- Car registration
- Car insurance cards
- Tax bill
- Town of Islip recreation card
- Pay stub-dated within last 30 days
- Personal checkbook
- ID from consulate
- Mail postmarked within the last 30 days. Preferably a bill. Please note, if showing two pieces of mail, they must be from two different companies and one must be a bill.
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 20 items.
- With Librarian approval, you may request longer loan periods on selected materials used in the classroom.
- 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. NO HOTSPOTS.
Please be aware that you are responsible for any lost or damaged material checked out to your Educator Card.
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 20 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 by bringing the child's card to the Circulation Desk and showing ID and proof of residency within the Central Islip Public Library.