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DIX HILLS BUILDING
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, N.Y. 11746
Monday - Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays (Sept. - June):
noon - 5:00 p.m.
510 Sweet Hollow Road
Melville, N.Y. 11747
Monday - Thursday:
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday:
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Create an Account
If this is your first time logging in, simply enter your library card number at the Log In screen and create an 8 character password on the same screen. On the next screen, you will be prompted to enter the password again 2 more times. Once that's done, you will be in your library account.
**Recommended** Click on "Change Your Contact Information" and add your e-mail address. That will allow you to retrieve your password if you forget it.
Request an Item
Find the item using the Library catalog, click on the REQUEST ITEM text that appears at the top of the screen. You will be prompted to type in your library barcode and password. When your item is ready for pick up you will be contacted by email or phone. Items will be held for 3 DAYS from the date of notification unless you contact us to request an extension.
Self Pickup and Self Checkout
You can now pick up your own books on hold and check your items out using our convenient Self Checkout stations. To search for your holds, please look for your Hold ID, which is the first four letters of your last name and the last five digits of your library card barcode. To use the Self Checkout, use your library barcode or your username and your password. Our friendly staff is here to assist you.
Pay My Fines
Library fines and fees may be paid at the Circulation Desk. Fines over $5 may be paid online using Mastercard, Visa, or PayPal. Loan periods, fines, and replacement information can be found here.
Here is how to get started:
Renew an Item
Any circulating printed materials may be renewed by the borrower unless the item is on reserve. Renewals may be made in person at the library, or by telephone, and remotely by computer. Some A/V items may not be renewed.
Renewal of items borrowed from other libraries depend on the home library loan rules.
How to Renew Items
Freezing a hold allows you to delay delivery of your requested items for a period time. When placing the hold check the box under the freeze column. The hold will not be filled until you unfreeze it.
Overdue and Reserve Pickup Notices by E-Mail
To receive overdue and reserve pickup notices by e-mail, contact the Circulation Department at
(631) 421-4530 to update your account. You will be asked to provide a current e-mail address.
Overdue and Reserve Pickup Notices by Text Message
To receive overdue and reserve pickup notices by text message, you will have to Log In and update your contact information. Standard message rates apply.
You should receive a confirmation text message and need to reply YES. If you want to end all text message notices, send the word STOP, STOP ALL, END, QUIT, CANCEL, or UNSUBSCRIBE to 82453 or 35143 from your cell phone. You should receive a confirmation text that you have opted out. Please call the library if you have any questions or concerns.
Get a Library Card
Get a Library Card Online
In-Person Library Card Procedures
Registration procedures are designed to insure that only residents of School District #5 receive free library cards which permit borrowing of all library materials and access to all services. When you apply for a library card you are asked to read and sign the following statement:
"In applying for this card, I hereby certify that I am a resident of Half Hollow Hills Central School District #5. I promise to comply with all the rules of the library, to pay promptly fines or damages charged to me, and to give immediate notice of change of address, phone number or loss of library card."
Two forms of current identification with address & photo must be shown upon applying for a library card.
CURRENT DRIVER'S LICENSE or
SCHOOL DISTRICT #5 STUDENT ID CARD or
PHOTO ID CARD FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
ONE OF THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW:
- Car Registration or Insurance Card
- Utility Bill
- Canceled Check with Address Imprint
- Rent Receipt
- Tax Bill
- Parent's Photo ID present with Student
- Driver's Permit
- School Schedule
- Car Registration or Insurance Card
- Report Card
(Persons under 14 years of age must have parent's or guardian's signature on application.)
Replacement cost for a lost or damaged card is $1.
Upon renewal of a library card, a current driver's license, student ID, or photo ID card from the Deptartment of Motor Vehicles must be shown along with a RECENTLY expired Half Hollow Hills Library card in good standing.
For further membership information contact personnel at the Circulation Desk.