Our Downloadable Digital Content Services are vast. To help you make better sense of what is available and from who, please consult the following matrix, or just ask one of our highly skilled librarians.

Service NameAudioBooks?eBooks?Video?Magazines?Music?
  • † a developing collection.
  • ‡ Music Videos.
OverDrive (HPL) Yes Yes Yes†    
OverDrive (Live-brary) Yes Yes Yes†   Yes†
EBSCOhost eBooks   Yes      
ComicsPlus   Yes   Yes  
Flipster       Yes  
RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio)       Yes  
Hoopla Yes† Yes† Yes   Yes
OneClickdigital Yes Yes      


A Message from the Director

joanne 2019

It is wonderful to be back in the building and it’s so nice to see many of you again! Although we are operating a little differently during this time, we are committed to providing our community with the best customer service. I thank you for your patience, cooperation and ongoing support. If you haven’t gotten in to see us yet, please do so! We’ve missed you!

We are presently in Phase 3 of our reopening plan with some modification of our facilities, services and hours. I do not know when we will move to Phase 4, which will lessen the modifications we have in place. Our virtual programs will continue throughout the end of the year.


Along with not increasing our budget for this year, the Board of Trustees voted to eliminate fines on all books and media! You will still be billed for an item if it becomes long overdue, but once returned, no fines will be charged. This may not hold true if you borrow an item that comes from another library. It will depend on their individual loan rule.

I know this has been a very difficult time for many people. If there is anything that we can do to help anyone, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 631-427-5165, ext. 206 or email me at .

If I can be of help to you in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 631-427-5165, ext. 206 or email me at .

Wishing you all a happy and healthy fall season!

– Joanne Adam, Library Director



Curbside Pickup

curbside revMain Library: Prospect Street by Book Drop & Station Branch: Parking Lot

For hours and availability, please call our Customer Service desk at 631-427-5165, ext. 242.

    1. Place a hold. When your hold is ready you will be notified by email or phone.
    2. When a hold is ready, call the library for pick up information.
    3. Have your library card or photo ID available when delivery is made.

Curbside Pickup Rules and Guidelines

      • Pick up times may vary - please call ahead.
      • A limit of 20 items may be picked up at a time.
      • WiFi Hotspots and Museum Passes are not eligible for Curbside Pickup.

We have instituted new technologies to limit contact between staff and the public to keep our staff and patrons safe. Currently, if you have the HPL mobile app you can download your barcode to limit contact in your future library transactions.


bookdropWe are presently in Phase 3 of our reopening plan. Both buildings are open with limited capacity and services from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm on Monday - Friday and on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday hours will begin on September 13th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Materials may be returned to our bookdrops outside of each building or inside at the Circulation desks. All items will still be quarantined for 72 hours. Late fines will be waived. Thank you for your continued patience and support. We look forward to welcoming you back!



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1000 Books before Kindergarten
1000 Books before Kindergarten

Can you read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school, so this is the first step in encouraging your child to love books. 1000 may sound like a big number, but if you read just one book a night for three years, you’ll have read even more than 1000!

Help your child develop a love of reading. They will even earn prizes along the way.

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