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. Learn how to get a library card here.

Borrowing Limitations


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

  • Please note: Hotspots are not renewable.

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
  • Chromebook
    • Loan Period: 14 days
    • Limit: 1
    • Daily Fine: $5.00
    • Replacement fee: $220 for Chromebook, $20 for charger
  • 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
    • Hot spots are not renewable.
  • Replacement Library Card
    • Fine: $2.00
  • Video/DVD case
    • Replacement: $2.00
  • Puzzle Bag
    • Replacement: $4.00
  • All Other Items
    • Replacement cost
Non-residents with a valid* library card from another Suffolk County library are permitted to check out the following items:
  • Playaway
    • Limit: 1
  • Books on CD
    • Limit: 3
  • Regular DVDs (No Blu-ray or New Releases)
    • Limit: 5
  • Music CDs
    • Limit: 6
  • Books (21 day books - no new books)
    • Limit: 6
 Please note: Only regular, non-new items are allowed to be checked out. *A non-expired library card without fines/fees.