The Library is located at 1373 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY. Watch our video for directions.
Monday – Friday: 9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Holiday Closures: The Library is closed or closes early on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, closed; Easter Sunday, closed; Mother’s Day, closed; Memorial Day, closed; Independence Day, closed; Labor Day, closed; Thanksgiving Wednesday, close at 5:00 pm; Thanksgiving Day, closed; Christmas Eve, close at 3:00 pm; Christmas Day, closed; New Year’s Eve, close at 3:00 pm.
Call us: 631-979-1600
Hauppauge Public Library
1373 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Apply for a library card by bringing a current photo ID to the guest services desk showing residency in the Islip portion of the Hauppauge Public School District.
To vote in a library election you need to (1) be at least 18 years of age; (2)be a citizen of the United States; (3) have lived in the library district for 30 days (prior to scheduled library election); and (4) be registered to vote (you are already registered if you have voted during the last four years in any general, school district or library election.) Visit the Suffolk County Board of Election to register to vote.
Search the Hauppauge Public Library’s catalog for books, DVDs, videos, audiobooks, music CDs, e-books and articles. If you don’t find what you’re looking for please let us know, we may be able to purchase it for the library collection.
You can renew the items on your card (as long as they are not overdue or on hold for another patron) by logging into your account and renewing online or by contacting the guest services department by phone at 631.979.1600. Many items will automatically renew.
Register for library events, classes and seminars by searching our calendar, calling 631-979-1600, or by stopping by with your library card.
Online magazines and databases covering health, literature, science, and more may be accessed on our Live-brary Research page. You will need your library barcode and library password to access these from your home computer. If you are having trouble, give us a call at the guest services desk and we’ll walk you through the process.
You can reserve items that you find in our online catalog as long as you have your library barcode and Password. When you are viewing an item record in the catalog, simply click on the red button that says “request item” and you will be prompted to enter your information. If an item is unavailable and you would like to suggest it as a purchase for the library, please fill out a purchase suggestion form.
Click here and type in your 14 digit barcode from the back of your library card. If you do not have a password, you will be prompted to create one. Your password must be a minimum of eight (8) characters in length, and include at least one (1) number and one (1) letter. Do not include trivial patterns or punctuation in your password. Type in your password again for verification and click “Submit.” If you see a message that the information you have entered is invalid, it means you had chosen a password in the past and have forgotten it.
Visit the guest services desk with your library card and ID to reset your password.
The library’s items circulate for 21 days with the exception of magazines and entertainment DVDs and videos, which have a 7 day loan period.
If the library is closed due to weather or emergency a notice will be placed on our website. You can also find out at News 12 TV and the following radio stations: WBLI, WBWB and WALK FM. If you are unsure that we might be open, call us at 631-979-1600.
By logging into your account and clicking on “Change your Contact Information” you will be able to sign up for SMS text alerts. You will need to enter a cell phone number in the text alert box using the following format: xxx-xxx-xxxx. You will need to click on “CLICK HERE TO OPT IN” and check the check box. Once finished click “submit”. You will then receive a confirmation text message after opting in. You will need to reply “yes” to this confirmation. If you do not reply “yes” you will not be signed up. You will then begin receiving alerts for hold pickups, courtesy notices and overdue notices.
You can receive hold pickup notices, courtesy notices and overdue notices via email. You can log into your patron record and choose “Change Your Contact Information” and add your preferred email address. You will then begin receiving these notices automatically.
You can use a Username to log into your Library Account. To set up a username you can log into your account using your library card barcode and your password. Once you are in your library card account click on the “Change Your Contact Information” button and then you can enter your 6-25 character username containing letters and numbers only, punctuation will not be accepted. After completed, click “Go”. Click “Close Window”, and you will be returned to your account. You will receive an email confirming your change if you have a valid email address in your library account.
Track my Library Use (Reading History): Log into your account using your barcode/username and password. Then you can select “Reading History” from the left hand side. List will then begin to show all items checked out from that point forward.
My Lists: Log into your account with barcode/username and password. Select “My Lists” from left hand side. Search for item, then select item. Choose “Add to My Lists” from toolbar. Select or Create List. Click Submit for lists that have already been created. Items placed on new lists are submitted automatically. To view list, select “Return to Your Account” from toolbar, and select “My Lists” from left side again. Select list to view titles.
Preferred Search: Log into your account with barcode/username and password. Select “Preferred Searches” from left side. Search for item. Click “Save as Preferred Search” from toolbar. This can be done from Browsing screen or item screen. To view preferred searches, select “Return to Your Account” from toolbar, and select “Preferred Searches” from left side. Select “Search” to the far right of the search you would like to view.
You can reserve a classroom, conference room or study room at the library using our online reservation system, Spaces.
Print pictures from my phone at the library?
The library has installed Print Budii, a self-service photo lab, that allows you to print 4”x6” photos for 50 cents each. Simply download the Print Budii app to your smartphone, choose the picture you want to print, pay with a debit/credit card or your Paypal account, type in the four digit code and your photo will be delivered in seconds.
How do I return items to the library?
You can return your items to the library two convenient ways: drop them off at the Guest Services Desk when the library is open or put them in the drop box located right outside the front door, which is available 24/7. Items that cannot be returned in the drop box and must be brought to the Guest Services Desk are: Museum Passes, Electronics, & Library of Things.
How do secure my bike at the library?
There is a bike rack in front of the library.
How do I charge my electronics at the library?
Most of our chairs are have power sources in them and our tables as well. If you forgot your phone charger, you can borrow one to use in the library.
How do I use a computer at the library?
The library has 16 public access computers that can be logged onto with a Suffolk County library card or a guest pass from Guest Services. The computers have Microsoft Office and internet access. Hauppauge Public Library cardholders get 60 cents free a day in printing. Black and white prints are ten cents each and color prints are 25 cents each.