How do I get a library card?
Temporary Library Cards For New Longwood Residents
Temporary library barcodes are available for Longwood Central School District residents who do not already have a library card. Temporary barcodes are honored for 30 days. With the barcode, you can download ebooks, use online research tools and place holds on materials. Click Here and enter your residence information to begin the process. Borrowing library materials is contingent on getting a permanent card. In order to do this, acceptable proof of residency in the Longwood Central School District needs to be presented in person. Please call the library with any questions or click the link below to begin.
Adult Library Card
Any resident of the Longwood Central School District, 17 years of age or older, upon presentation of 1 current proof of residency (ie.: current driver's license, school ID, report card, recent utility or telephone bill, car registration, car insurance card, etc.) may complete an application and be issued a library card with full privileges and responsibilities. A Post Office box is not acceptable as proof of residency. The library uses a photo identification system to issue library cards. Effective January 20, 2000, all library cards issued must contain a photograph. Library cards will be mailed to verify address. Library cards will expire after 3 years.
Young Adult Library Card
An application for a Young Adult between the age of 12 years and 16 years of age must be completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian responsible for the minor. A Young Adult card will then be issued. The library uses a photo identification system to issue library cards. The parent or legal guardian, by signing the application, accepts responsibility for late or lost materials. At the time of application, the parent or legal guardian may authorize the Young Adult for full or restricted Internet access.
Children's Library Card
An application for a child under the age of 12 must be completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian responsible for the minor. Proof of birth date is required. A juvenile card will then be issued. The library uses a photo identification system to issue library cards. Children are not required to have a photo on their cards until they reach the age of 5 years. There is not a minimum age requirement for such a card inasmuch as the parent or legal guardian, by signing the application, accepts responsibility for late or lost materials. A juvenile card holder may borrow materials from the children's area. If a request is made for any adult material, the librarian on duty is to be consulted. Generally, permission will be given when the request is for non-fiction materials. At the time of application, the parent or legal guarding may authorize the child to borrow material from the Adult Collections. This may be Adult Non-Fiction and Fiction Books (excluding New Books), Adult Non-Fiction Videos, J Videos, OR the authorization may include all Adult materials except DVDs, New Entertainment Videos and New Books.
Business Library Card
Should any requests for library privileges be received from individuals owning businesses in our district, cards may be issued in the name of the business. Proof of address on letterhead signed by the owner is required. The owner will provide the names of employees who are authorized to use the card. Such cards will be limited to "Local Use Only" with Interlibrary Loan request privileges. Accordingly, any overdue or lost library materials would then become the responsibility of the business owner.
Brookhaven National Laboratory Residents
The Library will grant Brookhaven National Laboratory residents full library privileges for "Local Use Only" including Interlibrary Loan. The Library will issue one adult card per family.
It should be noted that there is no basis for denying anyone a library card who is a resident of our district. The delinquent borrowing record of one member of a family cannot be used against another member of the same family.