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Circulation Department Policy
700-10 through 85

Library Cards

Anyone who resides in the Great Neck School District is entitled to a Great Neck Library card. Non-residents who work in Great Neck, or those Nassau County residents with a valid card from another Nassau County library are entitled to borrowing privileges at Great Neck.

An annual card may be purchased by non-Nassau County residents. Proper ID is required for all categories of cards. The annual fee is based on the average library tax paid by residents. The current annual fee is $405.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 203 for more details.

Library Card Registration

You may register for a library card by presenting 1 form of current ID (dated within 3 months) that has your name and home address. Library cards will be mailed to the address on the application. Such ID may include:

1. Current driver's license
2. Current non-driver's license ID (with picture) issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
3. Armed Forces separation papers
4. Pilot's license
5. Automobile registration
6. Current bank statement
7. Current dated credit card bill/statement
8. Deed/Lease
9. Medicaid card
10. Mortgage Statement
11. Official United States Post Office address change
12. Official United States or New York State Government Document (immigration, IRS, Board of Elections, jury notification)
13. Current pay check/stub with address
14. Tax bill
15. Current dated utility bill: LIPA, Water, Cable, Telephone
16. Insurance policy
17. Local park card from village in Great Neck School District
18. Employee ID with photograph and date

Student applicants may show ID such as bus pass, current college transcript, or current report card. If the student is attending a public school in Great Neck, the applicant's name may be on the Great Neck Public School's list of registered students.

Library Card Re-registration Information

All valid Great Neck Library cards have a 3-year expiration date sticker. If your card does not have one, or it has expired, you need to re-register. Registration takes place in person at any of the Great Neck Libraries.

To register, simply present your Library Card and 1 form of Valid ID, which shows your name and Great Neck School District address.

Loan Periods and Renewals

New books, periodicals and pamphlets circulate for 14 days, while older books circulate for 28 days.

New audiobooks (cassettes and CD's) circulate for 14 days while older audiobooks (cassettes and CD's) circulate for 28 days.

All music CD's circulate for 14 days.

New feature film and entertainment DVD items with 1 disc circulate for 3 days. New feature film and entertainment dvd item with 2 or more discs circulate for 7 days. New non-fiction/instructional video/DVD items circulate for 7 days regardless of the number of discs in a case. All older video/DVD items including feature film, entertainment as well as non-fiction/instructional items, circulate for 14 days.

Items may be renewed a maximum of 6 times if there are no holds on the items.

Reserves and Interlibrary Loan

We accept reserves on all circulating material. If an item is not on the shelf, we will reserve it for you. If we do not own the requested item, we will attempt to obtain it through interlibrary loan except for newly released audio-visual material. For information on reserving or interloaning print material, please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 223. Information on reserving audio-visual material may be obtained at (516) 466-8055, ext. 221.

Homebound Service

Patrons who are unable to leave their home due to a permanent or temporary illness or disability may qualify for our Homebound Service. For more information, please call (516) 466-8055, ext 223.

Talking Book Service

Talking Books, a federal program, offers alternatives to traditional print material for patrons with cognitive and physical disabilities. For more information, please call the Long Island Talking Book Library toll free at 1 (866) 833-1122.
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