Oceanside Library

 
VISITING THE LIBRARY


Browsing & Borrowing Hours
:
Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm
Please note:
ALL patrons entering the building who are 2 years of age and older are REQUIRED to wear a mask/face covering at ALL TIMES while in the building as per the NY State Governor's Executive Order No. 202.34.  We will also be taking temperatures using a contactless thermometer before admitting patrons.


Please note the following items before booking a Computer Access, Photocopying, or Table Session appointment:
1. ALL patrons entering the building who are 2 years of age and older are REQUIRED to wear a mask/face covering at ALL TIMES while in the building as per the NY State Governor's Executive Order No. 202.34.  We will also be taking temperatures using a contactless thermometer before admitting patrons.
2. If you are returning items, we ask that you either put them in the Book Drop or in a receptacle outside of the lobby.  Please do not return any material to staff at the front desk.
4. All returned items will need to remain in quarantine for 7 days before being cleared.  No fines will be incurred.
5. Please do not return items to the shelves while browsing.  We ask that you place them on a designated cart (or a table) for cleaning.
6. All individuals in the building must maintain social distancing by staying 6 feet apart.
We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding on this matter to ensure the safety and protection of all our patrons and staff!
Updated on Monday 12/14.


Computer Access
Appointments are booked through Picktime.
Here's a short tutorial video providing further details on how to use Picktime.

1. First choose a service:
Computer 1
(1 person per slot)
Computer 2
(1 person per slot)
Youth Computer
(1 person per slot)

2. Then choose a date and a time (only the dates/times that are available will be listed):
ALL Public Computer 60-minute appointments are available Monday - Thursday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm.  Appointments are available Friday - Saturday at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. (Please note that we are closed from 1-2pm on Saturdays)

3.
For computer access, paper will be loaded into our printers each morning and we will not be charging for printing at this time.  Please be mindful of what you are printing.

4.
This service is for using the public computers and computer use is self-service only.

5. For the safety of all patrons and staff, safe distancing practices must be followed during your visit (in addition to state mandated mask wearing).


Photocopy Machine
Appointments are booked through Picktime.
Here's a short tutorial video providing further details on how to use Picktime.

1. First choose a service:
Copy Machine

2. Then choose a date and a time (only the dates/times that are available will be listed):
ALL Photocopy Machine 30-minute appointments are now available Monday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm as well as Monday – Thursday from 6pm – 8pm. (Please note that we are closed from 1-2pm on Saturdays)

3. The copy machine is self-serve.  We are not making change at this time.  Please make sure that you have the correct change for the machine.  The machine takes $1 bills as well as coins.

4.
For the safety of all patrons and staff, safe distancing practices must be followed during your visit (in addition to state mandated mask wearing).


Tables By Appointment
Appointments are booked through Picktime.
Here's a short tutorial video providing further details on how to use Picktime.

1. First choose a service:
Edgar Allan Poe Reading/Study Table (1 person per slot)
Emily Dickinson Reading/Study Table (1 person per slot)

2. Then choose a date and a time (only the dates/times that are available will be listed):
ALL Tables By Appointment 60-minute appointments are available Monday - Thursday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm.  Appointments are available Friday - Saturday at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. (Please note that we are closed from 1-2pm on Saturdays)

3.
This service is for using the Reading/Study Tables for individual work.

4. Appointments are limited to ONE person.  Appointments will last a maximum of one hour.

5. For the safety of all patrons and staff, safe distancing practices must be followed during your visit (in addition to state mandated mask wearing).



Virtual Browsing & Borrowing Information
Appointments are booked through Picktime (see instructions above).
Please read all the information that you need to know:
1.
This service is for virtually browsing the shelves to make a selection for borrowing.
2. Due to certain limitations, this service is only available via FaceTime. FaceTime is an app that is only available to those who have an iPhone/iPad.  Fill out the form with your iPhone number.

3. Appointments
will be made using Picktime and will last for a maximum of half an hour.  It is important to keep in mind that within this half an hour, we need at least five minutes at the end to schedule your Curbside Pick-Up date and time for your materials.
Tuesdays: 4pm for patrons who wish to browse the Adult section of the library only.
Tuesdays: 4:30pm for families who wish to browse only the Children's Room or both Adults and Children's.
Additional time slots may be added.  Please check
Picktime for additional dates and times.
4. At your scheduled date and time, you will receive a video call from a Librarian that will appear on your screen as Oceanside Technology. We will be chatting face-to-face!
5. If you do not have FaceTime set up on your device, it is important that you make sure to do so before your video call appointment. If you need information on how to set up your FaceTime and adjust FaceTime settings, you can visit this website for some instruction: https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-use-facetime/

Updated on Friday 10/16.

 

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572