The Staff and Trustees of the East Islip Public Library are dedicated to serving the educational cultural and intellectual needs of the communities of East Islip, Islip Terrace and Great River.
-Adapted: December 15, 1992
Library Director: Guy EdwardsHours:
The East Islip Public Library offers a Homebound Service to our patrons who are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent illness or disability. Homebound patrons will be able to choose titles from the library’s new book collection, large print and regular book collections. An Application and approval is necessary to qualify for this service, which is free of charge. If you have any questions about the details of this service, or if you would like an application, please contact Kassia Worst, or Jo-Ann Carhart at 581-9200 ext. 5.
Library Off-Site Book Returns:
For your convenience, we have two book drops out in the community. One is on the corner of Harrison Avenue and Main Street, around the corner from St. Mary's Church and the other is on Carleton Avenue near Karp Drive and across from Suffolk Glass.
Directions - Click here for Google Map
381 East Main Street East Islip, NY 11730
From the West:
Northern State Parkway or Long Island Expressway East to Sagtikos Parkway.
Sagtikos Parkway South to Southern State Parkway (bear left at junction). Southern State Parkway East (bear right) to exit 45 West (Montauk Highway). Entrance to the library’s side parking lot is directly across from parkway exit ramp (behind the church).
East to exit 46 (Carleton Avenue Exit). Continue on the service road past Carleton (bear right) to Heckscher State Parkway South. Heckscher State Parkway to exit 45 West (Montauk Highway) Entrance to the library’s side parking lot is directly across from parkway exit ramp (behind the church).
From the East:
Montauk Highway East past Route 111 (Islip Avenue), Irish Lane (H20 restaurant) and Carleton Avenue (CVS Shopping Center). Proceed East on Montauk Highway past Pat's Market Place shopping center on the right.
Sunrise Highway West to the Exit 46 Southern State Parkway South (Hecksher Parkway).Continue on the service road past Connetquot Avenue to Heckscher State Parkway South. Heckscher State Parkway to exit 45 West (Montauk Highway). Entrance to the Library’s side parking lot is directly across from the parkway exit ramp. (behind the church).
The front parking lot and main entrance is on main street.
New Year's Day, Saturday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17
President's Day, February 21
Easter, April 17
Memorial Day, May 30
Independence Day, Monday July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 5
Veteran’s Day Friday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24
Christmas Eve Saturday, December 24
Christmas Day Sunday, December 25
New Year’s Eve Saturday, December 31
|New Books||14 Days||$ .10||$ 5.00|
|New Audio Books||14 Days||$ .05||$ 5.00|
|Books||28 Days||$ .05||$ 3.00|
|Audio Bks/Playaways||14 Days||$ .05||$ 5.00|
|Electronic Devices||14 days||$ 1.00||$ 10.00|
|Music CDs||7 days||$ .05||$ 3.00|
|Mobile Hotspots||14 days||$10.00||$100.00|
|Children's Music CDs||14 days||$ .05||$ 3.00|
|Children's AV Kits||14 days||$ .10||$ 5.00|
|DVD's||3/7 days||$1.00||$ 10.00|
|Google Chromebooks||14 days||$10.00||$ 100.00|
|Paperback Books||28 days||$ .05||$ 3.00|
|Magazines||7/28 days||$ .05||$ 3.00|
|Children's Big Books||14 days||$ .10||$ 53.00|
|Pamphlets||28 days||$ .05||$ 3.00|
|Museum Passes||3 days||$ 20.00||$ 200.00|
John Flynn, President
Joseph Gabriel, AIA, Vice President
Jackie S. Flamio
Victor C. Gremli, Jr., D.C.
Deborah Y. Smith, Ed.D.
The East Islip Public Library is a Federal Government Depository for Suffolk County. The majority of the collection is stored and maintained at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System.
AED available here
At the Circulation Center you may apply for a new card, replace a lost one, or update your current card. Library cards are free of charge to all residents and taxpayers of East Islip, Islip Terrace and Great River.
You will need to fill out an application and provide two (2) forms of valid identification, such as:
Children from birth to grade 6 are eligible for their own library cards with the signature of a parent or guardian.
Teens from grade 7 to 17 years of age can apply for their own card, but still require parental permission for video and DVD privileges and unrestricted Internet access.
Newsday Article on EIPL's Tile Wall
Newsday did a report on our tile wall. If you are interested in sponsoring one of the nature oriented hand-sculpted tiles, contact:
Guy Edwards at (631) 581-9200 x 7.