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How Do I?

Different Ways to Get a Card With Us

In-person or online, we can’t wait for you to join us!

In-Person

Have your Library Card prepared for you on the spot at our Welcome Desk.

How It Works

  1. Come to the Library with proof of identification and residency:
    • For adults: a photo ID and proof of address (i.e.: a recent phone or other bill that shows your address). We will accept proof in the form of a paper or digital documents.
    • For middle and high school students: bring your school ID.
  2. Present these items to the Welcome Desk.
  3. Begin using your Library Card immediately!

Online

Nassau Library System offers Oceanside residents the option to register for a library card online, providing immediate access to things like eBooks, audiobooks, live tutoring, digital magazines, language courses, test prep, and more!

How It Works

  1. Oceanside residents can request a card via this special NLS webpage.
  2. Oceanside staff will verify the responses via a phone call or email and provide the new barcode number to the Oceanside resident at that time.
  3. Patrons have the option to come in to pick up their new card or have it mailed to them.

If you currently have an Oceanside Library card but can not find your barcode number, please visit the Welcome Desk or call us at (516) 766-2360, option 0. Staff can reconnect you with your barcode number, renew your card if it has recently expired, and help you reset your PIN.

Temporary Digital Card

If your card has expired or you can not find it, click below to get a temporary digital card. You can do almost everything with your temporary card. You may also contact the Library at 516-766-2360 and dial 0 for the Welcome Desk where staff can assist you during library hours.

Renew Your Card

If your card has expired, you can call the Welcome Desk at 516-766-2360, option 0 to get an expiration extension. For a full renewal, you must come into the library and show your ID to Welcome Desk staff.

Managing My Card Online

You can manage your Library Card online by using our website and/or your mobile device with the Nassau Public Libraries App.

When logged into your account, you can: view the items that are checked out on your card; renew certain materials; and view, place, and cancel physical item requests.

By clicking the Edit Account button you can: modify your PIN; add or modify your email address; add a mobile number to receive SMS messages; and opt-in or out of keeping track of your reading history.

Oceanside Library Website

  1. Go to our website: www.oceansidelibrary.com.
  2. Click on “My Account” on the main navigation bar at the top of the screen.
  3. Enter your 14-digit library card number (no spaces) and your PIN.*
  4. To edit your account information, view your reading history, pay fines/fees, etc. click on “My Account” located above the search bar and to the right.

Nassau Public Libraries App

  1. Go to your device’s app store and search for “Nassau Public Libraries Mobile.”
  2. Download the app and open.
  3. Choose “Oceanside Library” from the list. Then, enter your 14-digit library card number (no spaces) and your PIN.*

The app is available on any iOS, Android, or Kindle tablet device.

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*Note about PINs: If you did not create a PIN when you signed up for your card, you can create your PIN the first time you login. Simply leave it blank the first time, click submit, then enter it two times when prompted to select and confirm the number. Be sure to write it down so you don’t forget it! If the system tells you that you already have a PIN, but you don’t remember it, you can call the Welcome Desk and have your PIN reset.

Click here to view a printable PDF of both these instructions.

View Your Checkout History at Any Time

If you like being able to see what you’ve previously checked out/read, you can save your checkout history and view it any time online.

How to view:

  1. Login to  My Account
  2. Click on “My Account” in the mid-section
  3. Click on “Reading History” on the left-hand side
  4. Select “Opt-In”
  5. Return here anytime to view your previous reading selections

Please note, If any previously checked-out items are removed from the library’s holdings, you will no longer be able to view that item.

Your Reading History only keeps track of physical items from the library and not digital ones through Libby. If you would like to view your previous digital checkouts, you can do so in the Libby app.

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Oceanside Library is Now a Fine-Free Library!

Our fine-free policy is for Oceanside Library cardholders who are returning Oceanside Library-owned materials past their due date.

Fines are still applicable on lost or damaged items as well as items that have been interloaned from another library.

Patrons may pay library fines in excess of five dollars online using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card.

To pay a fine online:

  1. Login to My Account
  2. Click “My Account” in the mid-section of the page
  3. Click “Fines/Fees” on the left-hand side
  4. Follow the prompts to pay your fines/fees

Please note, this service does not currently accept American Express or debit cards.

To receive email and/or SMS Alerts for Reserve, Courtesy & Overdue Notices, login to My Account, click “My Account” in the mid-section, click “Edit Account” beneath your name, fill out the form, and submit.

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What you will need:

  • Charged & registered Kindle device
  • Oceanside Library Card
  • Amazon ID & password
  • WiFi connection
  1. If you have a Kindle Fire, you may begin by connecting to a WiFi network and opening your Kindle’s web browser.
  2. In your web browser, go to the site: https://nassau.overdrive.com/
  3. Tap “Sign in” on the top-right. Select your library from the drop-down list and enter your library card number (no spaces).
  4. Once you’re logged in, you can manually enter a search in the search bar or browse. It is recommended that you use the “Kindle Books” option at the top when searching for eBooks, or begin a search and then refine your search by selecting “Ebooks” then “Kindle Books” from the search filters.
  5. When you find a title, click “Borrow” beneath the item cover. If the title is currently unavailable, you can choose “Place a Hold” to add the item to your holds list.
  6. A small screen will pop up:
    1. For an audiobook, click on “Listen now in browser.” You may stop here and start listening to your book now or access it later by logging into OverDrive via your web browser and clicking on the bookshelf icon on the top-right.
    2. For a magazine, click on “Read now in browser”. You may stop here and read your magazine now or access it later by logging into OverDrive via your web browser and clicking on the bookshelf icon on the top-right.
    3. For an eBook, click on “Read now with Kindle” and continue on to step 7.
  7. You will be taken to Amazon.com. Sign into the Amazon account that the Kindle is registered to.
  8. After signing in, on the right side of the screen, make sure the correct Kindle device is listed where it says “Deliver To,” then click the button “Get Library Book.”
  9. Once you have downloaded an eBook, it should appear on your Kindle’s homepage in Books. It may take a few minutes to download. If, after several minutes, the book does not appear, double check your Kindle’s WiFi connection and hit the refresh button.

Note: All digital checkouts will be automatically returned when the loan period expires. You can extend your loan via OverDrive 3 days prior to the due date if there is no waitlist for the item.

Click here for a printable version of these instructions.

Kindle Paperwhite is not compatible with audiobooks & eMagazines.

For access to these items, use your smartphone or tablet!

What you will need:

  • Charged & registered Kindle device
  • Oceanside Library Card
  • Amazon ID & password
  • WiFi connection & computer/smartphone
  1. If you have a Kindle Paperwhite, you must begin on a computer, smartphone, or other device with an internet connection and web browser.
  2. In your web browser, go to the site: https://nassau.overdrive.com/
  3. Tap “Sign in” on the top-right. Select your library from the drop-down list and enter your library card number (no spaces).
  4. Once you’re logged in, you can manually enter a search in the search bar or browse. It is recommended that you use the “Kindle Books” option at the top when searching for eBooks, or begin a search and then refine your search by selecting “EBooks” then “Kindle Books” from the search filters.
  5. When you find a title, click “Borrow” beneath the book cover. If the title is currently unavailable, you can choose “Place a Hold” to add the item to your holds list.
  6. A small screen will pop up. Click on “Read now with Kindle.” You will be taken to Amazon.com. Sign into the Amazon account that the Kindle is registered to.
  7. After signing in, on the right side of the screen, make sure the correct Kindle device is listed where it says “Deliver To,” then click the button “Get Library Book.”
  8. Once you have downloaded an eBook, it should appear on your Kindle’s homepage in Books. It may take a few minutes to download. If, after several minutes, the book does not appear, double check your Kindle’s WiFi connection and hit the refresh button.

Note: All digital checkouts will be automatically returned when the loan period expires. You can extend your loan via OverDrive 3 days prior to the due date if there is no waitlist for the item.

Click here for a printable version of these instructions.

How To Get Libby:

  1. On your iOS device (iPad or iPhone) or Android device (Samsung tablet, smartphone, etc.), you may begin by connecting to a WiFi network and opening your app store.
  2. Search the app store for the “Libby, by OverDrive” app and download. If using iOS, enter your Apple ID & password if prompted.
  3. Open Libby and follow the prompts to sign in, entering “Oceanside Library” and your Library Card number (no spaces). You may be prompted to identify Library and Library Card number a second time.
  4. Once you’re logged in:
    1. tap the magnifying glass icon on the bottom left to search for a title or author.
    2. tap the library card icon on the bottom left the browse titles by subjects and curated lists.
    3. tap the bookshelf icon on the bottom right to view your holds and current loans.
    4. tap the clock icon on the bottom right to view the timeline of items you’ve borrowed and returned.
    5. tap the Libby icon on the bottom center to view notifications, add another Library Card, or get tech support.
  5. Remember, when searching for an item, you can click on “Preferences” to search for only audiobooks, only eBooks, or only magazines.
  6. When selecting your title, make sure it is in the correct format (audiobooks show the book cover with a small headphones icon just beneath).
  7. While you are connected to the internet over WiFi, all items will be downloaded, making them accessible when you are offline!

Note: All digital checkouts will be automatically returned when the loan period expires. You can extend your loan via the Libby app 3 days prior to the due date if there is no waitlist for the item.

Click here for a printable version of these instructions.

What is Hoopla?

  • Hoopla is a way to use your library card to access TV shows, music, movies, eBooks, audiobooks, comics, & graphic novels.
  • Hoopla is available for patrons 18 years and older.
  • Hoopla is compatible for use with your Android device, iOS device, Kindle Fire, Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast & Fire TV.
  • How is Hoopla different from OverDrive/Libby?
    • There is a different catalog of items;
    • You do not need to put an item on hold & wait to borrow;
    • You can borrow up to 10 titles per calendar month.

How to Access Hoopla

  1. Download the Hoopla Digital app in your app store or go to hoopladigital.com.
  2. Set up a new account by entering your email address and creating a password.
  3. Enter Oceanside Library when prompted and sign in with your Oceanside Library card number (no spaces).

Click here for a printable version of these instructions.

Library Renovation in Progress

The Oceanside Library 2020/2021 Budget passed by a vote of 4278 – 3508!

2020 was a tough year for all of us and we truly appreciate your vote of confidence. We look forward to continuing the high standard of library services you have come to expect of us for many years to come!

All information regarding the renovation, including updates, design plans, costs, and vendor payments can be found on https://www.oceansidevision2020.com/

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