Please note that digital library cards will be discontinued on July 1.
In an effort to provide improved access to resources and services, the Great Neck Library has enabled online library card application forms for both physical (full-access) and digital (temporary) 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 forms are also available in the following languages: Chinese, English, Farsi (Persian), and Spanish! Please ask upon registering at the Circulation Desk.
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:
- Current driver’s license
- Current non-driver’s license ID (with picture) issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
- Armed Forces separation papers
- Pilot’s license
- Automobile registration
- Current bank statement
- Current dated credit card bill/statement
- Medicaid card
- Mortgage Statement
- Official United States Post Office address change
- Official United States or New York State Government Document (immigration, IRS, Board of Elections, jury notification)
- Current pay check/stub with address
- Tax bill
- Current dated utility bill: LIPA, Water, Cable, Telephone
- Insurance policy
- Local park card from village in Great Neck School District
- 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 Great Neck Library location via online appointment, or you can fill out the online form here.
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.
There will be a limit of 100 items checked out per patron.
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.
There will be a limit of 50 reserves, including both Great Neck and non-Great Neck material, per card.
There will be a limit of 15 current LI-LINK and/or OCLC checkouts and/or requests per card.
Patron’s ability to check out any material will be blocked when an account reaches $10.00 in fines and/or bills.
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 204.
Talking Books and Braille Service for Nassau Residents
Nassau residents that have difficulty reading standard print materials are eligible for free talking books and braille books through the New York Public Library’s Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. Learn more about the program here.