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Reference LogoProfessional 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.


Ask a Question In Person

Reference staff is available at the reference desk during library hours to help you with your questions.


By Telephone

During library hours, ask for the reference desk in either library. Northport (631)261-6930 or East Northport (631)261-2313.


By Email

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Career Information

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 Assistance

The user-friendly Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) is your avenue to the Library's collections of books, magazines, videos, audiobooks, and DVDs. Librarians are always available to help you search the Library catalog.


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.


Inter-Library Loan

If you cannot find the particular book or item you need within our library, the Adult, Teen or Children's Reference librarians will try to borrow it for you from another library. You will get a telephone call when the item arrives at the Northport-East Northport Public Library Circulation Centers. Most interlibrary loans may be renewed.


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.


Online Research Assistance

The Northport-East Northport Library provides current access to a wide range of electronic databases. Explore a vast array of topics including business, literature, health, art, and education in magazine and newspaper articles


Reader's Advisory

Reference 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.


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