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.
If you would like to exhibit your artwork (must be framed) or collectibles at the library, please contact
Karen Cognato at (631) 498-1229 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about
Use the Book Drop to return books 24/7. The library does not recommend returning media using the
Book Drop. If it is necessary to return DVDs, CDs, or audiobooks, please secure items with a rubber band and place items in a plastic bag.
Annual book sale dates to be announced. Check the The First R newsletter for details.
Don't forget to check out our ongoing sale located across from the Circulation Desk.
Need help with your career search, resumé or cover letter? Call Edna Susman at (631) 498-1260, to make an appointment for free career counseling help at the library this fall by a certified career counselor.
For district residents only. More career resources.
John Coltrane in Dix Hills and at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library. Click here to learn more about his life and music.
Schedule a 30 minute appointment with a librarian or high school student, who will work with you on developing the computer skills you need. Some sessions will require a basic ability with computers,
and all instruction will be at a basic level only.
- New English Speakers' Conversation Group
Come join us for casual conversation; Tuesday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm in the Dix Hills Seminar Room, on the Lower Level. For information call Catherine Given at (631) 421-4530 extension 325.
- Conversations in French
Is your French a little rusty, planning a trip to France? Join this fun group and practice speaking French in a comfortable and relaxed atmoshpere. All levels are welcome. This group usually meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at Melville. Click the link above or check the newsletter for exact dates and time.
The copier can make change for up to a $5 bill. A reusable vendor card is available in the Internet Room at Dix Hills and at both buildings' Circulation Desks.
- Black & White – 10¢ per page
- Color – 25¢ per page
- Scan to a USB Drive – 10¢ per page; If you do not have a USB Drive, they are available to purchase for $10 each
- Fax – $1.25 for the first page, $1.00 for each additional page; To fax, dial 1, then the area code followed by the telephone number
- 4GB USB Drive $10
- Earbuds Headphones $1
- Canvas Library Bag $5
- Recycled e-Living Bag $2.50
Checkout a Kindle Paperwhite with exclusive content not available in regular print. Our Kindles are loaded with over 60 different titles. The eReaders circulate for 14 days and cannot be renewed. They are available to reserve through the catalog, or you may call the library at (631) 421-4530 to reserve one.
- In order to encourage on-time returns, overdue charges of $5.00 per day will be assessed for late return of an eReader.
- eReaders and all accessories (charging cable and zip sleeve) must be handed to a Half Hollow Hills Community Library staff member at the Reference Desk in the Dix Hills building. They may not be returned to any other public library or in the book drop box. Please do not leave the eReader at any desk, if a staff member is not present to receive it from you.
- Please do not delete any titles downloaded to the eReader.
- As with all Library materials, we request you return the eReader in as good a condition as you received it. Please ensure that it is kept safe from spills, dirt and rough handling.
Meeting Room Reservations
To reserve a meeting room at the library, complete the Request for Use of Library Facilities application and return to the Administration Office. A room request is not confirmed until approved by the Library Director. For questions contact Marva Laronde or Patricia Lynch at (631) 421-4530.
Public Internet Computers
There are 11 public Internet computers behind the Reference Department in Dix Hills and 6 at Melville.
In addition to filtered Internet access, each computer has IrfanView (a photo editing program), Microsoft Office 2007, Acrobat Reader, WinWay Resume builder, a floppy disk drive, and a CD drive. There is no burning software but you can purchase a USB stick to save your work. You need a current Suffolk County library card to log in; each session is 60 minutes long but can be extended at the librarians’ discretion. Guest passes are available for adults without a library card. Children younger than 18 need a picture ID (student ID is acceptable) AND a current library card with parental permission (permission form must be signed in person by a parent or guardian at the library.)
Printing is available with print card, purchased for $1 in the Internet Room. The price is 10¢ a page for black and white, 25¢ for color.
Tax Forms / Tax Preparation
Select Federal and State Tax forms are available during tax season in the adult reference department.
During tax season, Internal Revenue trained AARP counselors will be available to provide free assistance in completing your income tax forms. Details are available in the January/February edition of The First R.
Wireless Internet Access
Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the Dix Hills and Melville buildings. Our network name is HHHCL.