Circulation Policy

Your photo library card is needed when checking out materials, registering for and attending library programs and trips and using library computers. Cardholders must owe less than $5.00 on their library account in order to register for library programs and trips or to use library computers.

Library Cards

Library Cards are available to all residents of the Copiague Public School District. Applicant must provide NYS Driver’s License, NYS non-driver Photo ID, photo passport or photo military ID and one of the following with matching address: local utility bill (except phone bill), copy of mortgage or lease agreement, bank statement or pay stub. Similar or additional proof of residence may be accepted or required. In order to renew an expired card, you must provide a current bill dated within 60 days of renewal along with your expired library card.
Attention parents! Children can receive cards at any age. Children’s parent or caregiver must have a Copiague Library card in order for their child to receive one.
Please note that Library Card applications will not be accepted within thirty minutes of library closing time.

Borrowing Limitations

All Copiague Library items may be renewed two (2) times (if there are no holds pending, long overdue or fines on your account).

Borrowing Rules

  • Non-Fiction
    • Loan Period: 21 days
    • Limit: 3 per subject
    • Daily Fine: $0.05 (Adult), $0.02 (Juvenile)
    • Max Fine: $7.50
  • Fiction
    • Loan Period: 21 days
    • Limit: unlimited
    • Daily Fine: $0.05 (Adult), $0.02 (Juvenile)
    • Max Fine: $7.50
  • New Books
    • Loan Period: Varies
    • Limit: 5
    • Daily Fine: $0.05
    • Max Fine: $7.50
  • Paperbacks
    • Loan Period: 21 days
    • Limit: unlimited
    • Daily Fine: $0.05 (Adult), $0.02 (Juvenile)
    • Max Fine: $3.00
  • Biographies
    • Loan Period: 21 days
    • Limit: 3 per subject
    • Daily Fine: $0.05 (Adult), $0.02 (Juvenile)
    • Max Fine: $7.50
  • Holiday (Juvenile)
    • Loan Period: 7 days
    • Limit: 6
    • Daily Fine: $0.02
    • Max Fine: $7.50
  • Magazines
    • Loan Period: 7 days
    • Limit: 5
    • Daily Fine: $0.05 (Adult), $0.02 (Juvenile)
    • Max Fine: $3.00
  • Adult DVD/Blu-Ray
    • Loan Period: 7 days, New release: 2 days
    • Limit: 6
    • Daily Fine: $0.50, New release/Blu-Ray: $1.00
    • Max Fine: $10.00
  • Juvenile DVD
    • Loan Period: 7 days
    • Limit: 6
    • Daily Fine: $0.50
    • Max Fine: $10.00
  • Video game
    • Loan Period: 7 days
    • Limit: 3
    • Daily Fine: $1.00
    • Max Fine: $10.00
  • Music CD
    • Loan Period: 7 days
    • Limit: 6
    • Daily Fine: $0.05 (Adult),$0.02 (Juvenile)
    • Max Fine: $7.50
  • Playaways
    • Loan Period: 14 days
    • Limit: 4
    • Daily Fine: $0.50
    • Max Fine: $7.50
  • Puzzles
    • Loan Period: 21 days
    • Limit: unlimited
    • Daily Fine: $0.02
    • Max Fine: $7.50
  • Yard Games
    • Loan Period: 4 days
    • Limit: 1
    • Daily Fine: $3.00
    • Max Fine: $20.00
  • Cake Pans
    • Loan Period: 7 days
    • Limit: 1
    • Daily Fine: $1.00
    • Max Fine: $10.00
  • Wi-fi Hot Spots
    • Loan Period: 21 days
    • Limit: 1
    • Daily Fine: $5.00
    • Max Fine: $40.00
  • Replacement Library Card
    • Fine: $2.00
  • Video/DVD case
    • Replacement: $2.00
  • Puzzle Bag
    • Replacement: $4.00
  • All Other Items
    • Replacement cost