Mobile Checkout is Here!

You can now use your smartphone to borrow library materials right from the stacks! Just search your app store for ‘meescan’ and install the app from Meescan Inc. Once inside the library, open the app, tap Start, enter or scan your card number, enter your PIN, and follow the on-screen instructions to check out items. On your way out, place your items on the deactivation pad (located over by the new books) and click Finish. A checkout receipt will be emailed to you.

Community Book Read – Tuesday, March 8th @ 7:00 PM

On Tuesday, March 8th, the EM ACCESS Committee will be hosting author / illustrator Yangsook Choi for a Community Read of her book, The Name Jar. Ms. Choi will read excerpts from the book, discuss her writing process, and talk about her art and illustrations. A portion of the evening will be dedicated to an art demonstration and lesson for our K-12 students, followed by a Q&A session.

The Name Jar book trailer:

When: March 8th, 7:00 p.m.
Where: (Zoom)
Who: Parents, Children, Teachers, Anyone!

Library to Re-Open September 23, 2021

The Library’s Board and Administration are excited to announce the re-opening of the community’s newly-renovated library on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at 9 a.m. The library will resume its in-person regular hours as of September 23rd:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, beginning 10/3, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The Board, Administration and staff look forward to welcoming you back on Thursday, September 23rd. See you then!

The Library is Closed; Call, Chat, or Email

EMPL remains closed due to construction. Our electronic resources, eBooks, programs, and reference services are still available.

During the closure, no fines will accrue, and all due dates have been extended. Please DO NOT attempt to return material to the Library.

Library staff can be reached by telephone weekdays from 10 to 7 and Saturdays from 10 to 1. Dial the Library’s main number: (516) 794-2570.

Other contact options include live chat and email. Visit the Library’s website at and look for the chat widget in the lower-right or use the Ask A Question button at the top.

Check the Library’s Events Calendar for upcoming online programs for all ages.

Library CLOSED Until Further Notice

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Library will be CLOSED until further notice. No fines will accrue, and all due dates have been extended. Please DO NOT attempt to return material.

If you need to speak to a staff member, call 794-2570 weekdays, 10 to 7, and Saturdays, 10 to 5. You may also reach a librarian using the chat widget located in the lower-right corner of the Library website or via the ASK A QUESTION email form. The general contact email form is located here.

All programs and events have been canceled (through the end of April, as of this writing). A number of online programs are planned. Please check the Library’s Events Calendar for details.

Library CLOSED Oct 7 – 20

The Library will close for two weeks beginning Monday, October 7. The Library will reopen on the west side as soon as possible, but as of now, it will open on Monday, October 21.

Programs will continue as scheduled at the various locations.

Star Wars Day is on Saturday, October 12 and will be held at the Samanea Mall from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

You’ll be able to pick up your holds at the Samanea Mall on October 12th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, October 13th from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

For those who already have booked museum passes, the Library will honor those reservations and you will be contacted directly to arrange for pickup.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the Library. Staff will be answering phones.

Library Reopens 7/22

We’re back! A smaller version of the Library is in full swing after being closed for a bit. A portion of the collection has been relocated (to storage) and a wall has been erected to create a “West Wing.” For the bulk of its renovation, this west side will be the home of the Library. Operations will shift to the “West Wing” sometime in October.

The Library will be open the same hours as before. It is currently operating on Summer hours:
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sun: Closed. The Library will resume Sunday hours in October.

As a result of the construction, Library programs have moved to a number of different locations throughout the community. Please consult the Library’s current newsletter or Events Calendar for details.

The Library’s Get Your Geek On technology assistance program will continue at the Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Please be advised that the East Meadow Avenue entrance is closed. You’ll need to utilize the Front Street driveway until further notice.

Computing resources are limited to Google Chromebooks, which are a type of laptop. The Library’s free Wi-Fi is still up and running. Electrical outlets are severely limited and quiet study rooms are unavailable during the renovation period.

Some good news: The Library now subscribes to a number of video on demand resources! Find out more by visiting