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How Do I Apply For/Renew a Library Card?

Different Ways to Get a Card With Us

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


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!


Nassau Library System is offering Oceanside residents the option of registering for a library card online offering 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.