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The Northport-East Northport Library Adult Services Department provides a wide range of offerings. With its diverse collections, reference and advisory assistance, online databases, study facilities and programs, your Library is your most valuable community resource.



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Questions? Do you have a reference question? Call the Reference desk at the Northport Library

(261-6930) or the East Northport Library (261-2313) or e-mail a Librarian by clicking on this link.

 

Adult Collections

Your Library offers materials in a variety of formats accessible through the library catalog. This collection reflects the unique identity and interests of the Northport-East Northport community.

 

Adult Programs

A wide variety of programs are offered throughout the year at your Library. These programs include concerts, book discussions, lectures, movies, and more. Descriptions of current programs appear in the Library Newsletter each month.

 

Access for Persons with Disabilities

The Library seeks to promote and improve awareness, availability, and accessibility of information for people with disabilities. Both Library buildings are accessible to people with disabilities. Visually-enhanced computer equipment and assistive listening devices are available. Please ask a Librarian about other special equipment, or let us know in advance if you require any special accommodations to participate in Library programs and activities.

 

Book Discussion Groups

Monthly book discussion groups, Novel Ideas and Page Turners, meet at the Library. No registration required. All are welcome. The Library also offers Short Story Central, a monthly short story discussion group. Dates and details for these programs are in the Library newsletter. Contact a librarian if you would like more information by clicking here.

 

Career

The Library's Career Center is designed to assist patrons in preparing for a career and obtaining a job. Literature and audio-visual materials are available to enhance one's search. A comprehensive collection of college selection and financial aid resources will assist those preparing for higher education. JobLine features extensive career resources and is an excellent site for Long Island jobs and information.

 

Catalog

The user-friendly Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) is your avenue to the Library's collections of books, magazines, videos, audiobooks, dvds, and software.

 

eBooks and Audiobooks

The Library offers a digital collection of ebooks, audiobooks, movies and music that can be downloaded to your home computer, smart phone, tablet or other portable device. Click here, for instructions on how to use this service or please see a reference librarian.

 

Health Center

The Library’s Health Center contains reference and circulating materials including overviews of medical conditions and diseases, guides to prescription and non-prescription medications and supplements, directories of physicians and hospitals, descriptions of surgical procedures and tests, nutrition and diet information, exercise and fitness manuals, holistic and alternative health, encyclopedias and dictionaries of anatomy and medical terms, magazines and newsletters, and more.

 

Homeward Bound Program

Are you, or is someone you know, unable to visit the library because of a temporary or permanent medical or physical condition?

 

Our Homeward Bound Program is available to all Library district patrons who are unable to come to the library. You may tell us what materials you want, or our Outreach Librarians will select for you books (in large or regular print), audiobooks, or other audiovisual materials based on your interests. Whatever you enjoy, we will see that your library materials are “homeward bound” to you.

This is a free and confidential service.

 

To find out if you are eligible for the Homeward Bound Program, please contact Denise Campbell, Outreach Librarian or Michelle Athanas at the East Northport Library (261-2313) or send in a completed application.

 

Local History

Delve into the rich history of our community, Long Island, and the Library itself in the Local History Center. Along with reference and circulating books and media, the center houses local history periodicals, genealogy resources, materials on historic preservation, historic photographs, a clipping file, the Tracks Through Time Oral History Collection, and archival records.

 

Media

The Media Services Department develops and maintains the video, DVD, audiocassette, and compact disc collections. These resources are housed in the Media Centers located in each of the Northport-East Northport Library Buildings.

 

The Reader's Page

Adult services Librarians have many traditional and electronic online tools to help you find your next book. As reader advisors, we can help you locate other books by a favorite author, books by authors who write like your favorites, or new authors for you to enjoy.

 

Reference Services

Trained Reference Librarians are available to help you find information, locate a particular book, audio book or movie. We can also recommend a good read, place requests for items; and provide assistance with the computers within the library.

 

Veterans Resources

The Northport-East Northport Public Library is proud to support our community’s veterans and their families. The Library has partnered with the Northport VA Medical Center, developed a new online Topic Guide for Veterans (see back page), and dedicated a section of our community bulletin board to relevant veteran information. Our active Teen Services Department is also involved by organizing new teen volunteer opportunities to honor veterans

 

 

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