Any person who lives, works or owns property in the Uniondale Library District is entitled to a library card subject to the regulations of the Library. You may apply for a library card in person or online. Bring in two forms of identification with your name and address indicating that you live in the Uniondale Library District.
Acceptable forms of identification include:
• Valid Driver’s License
• Property Tax Bill/Rental Lease Agreement
• Utility Bill
*All bills must be dated within the last 30 days.
Identification needed to get a Student Courtesy Card (K-12):
• Report Cards
• School ID
• Bus Pass
• School Registration Forms
Students must show proof of school attendance. The purpose of this card is to assist students with school-related assignments. It is not meant to replace a full-service library card from the student’s home library district.
Use the “Search Our Catalog” box that appears on the top right corner of our website. You can search local holdings only by leaving the default “Uniondale Catalog” option selected. Search all Nassau County Library holdings by selecting “All libraries” from the drop-down menu. You may also request and renew most items by selecting “Request it.”
Uniondale Public Library is part of Nassau Digital Doorway (NDD), which provides access to thousands of audiobooks and eBooks. Use your library card to download and access content on your computer, tablet, smartphone, e-Reader or other compatible device. Please contact the Adult Services Department by phone (516-305-2253 ext. 204) or in person if you need further assistance.
Download the NDD/Overdrive app here:
Click on the “My Account” box that appears on the top right corner of our website. This will take you to the online catalog, where you will have to provide your library card number and PIN. “My Account” allows you to view items checked out and due dates, renew materials, enable reading history, receive email notifications, request materials, and more.
Materials can be renewed in person, by phone, or online. To renew online, click on the “My Account” button at the top of the page. You will be required to provide your library card number and PIN. After logging in to your account, click on “items checked out” to view and renew checked-out materials. If the item is eligible for renewal, it will renew for half the original loan period. Eligible items may be renewed only twice.
Materials may be reserved in person, by phone, or online. To reserve items online, start by searching our online catalog located at the top of this page. When you find the appropriate materials, click the “Request it” button. You will then be prompted to log in to your account by providing your library card number and PIN. Click “Submit” to complete your request. You will be contacted via phone or email when your requested items arrive.
You can sign up for email notices in person, by phone, or by adding an email address to your online library account. After logging in to your account, click on your name, and select “edit account.” This will open a pop-up window where you can enter your email address. Select the option to “receive notices from the library by: email” and click “Submit” to compete your request.
Search our online catalog for books and media materials. Use the Research section of our website to find articles and general information. Our online resources may require a library card number for use outside of the library. If you are unsure of how to begin your search, try ProQuest Research Library, or visit the Adult Services Desk for assistance.
Museum passes can be reserved in person, by phone, or online. All you need is a library card number and a PIN. To reserve passes online, click on the “Museum Passes” link at the top of the page. After choosing a pass and a date, you will be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN. Click “Submit” to complete your request.
- Museum passes are available to Uniondale Library District residents only.
- Passes may be reserved up to 30 days ahead of time.
- Residents must be at least 18 years of age to request or borrow a pass.
- Late charges are $5.00 per day per pass.
Click here to view our full Museum pass loan policy.
- Computers: The library provides access to more than 25 public access computers on a first-come, first-served basis. Sessions are one hour in length, but extensions can be granted if there is no waiting list.
- Copiers: The library provides access to two copiers, one near the front entrance and one located near the Adult Services Desk. Black & white copies are 10¢ per page. Color copies are 25¢ per page. Please see the Adult Services Desk for assistance with the copiers.
- Printing: Black & white copies are 10¢ per page. Color copies are 25¢ per page. In order to print, money must be added to your library card beforehand. Please see the Adult Services Desk for assistance with printing.
- Fax Machine: The fax is located near the front entrance. The cost is $1 per page. An email address is required to send a fax. Confirmation is sent to the email address provided. You may fax up to five pages at a time. Please see the Adult Services Desk for assistance with the fax machine.
- Scanner: The scanner/fax is located near the front entrance. Scanning is free and may be saved to a USB drive, google drive account, or sent via email. Available scanning formats include PDF, WORD, JPG, PNG, and TIFF.
Uniondale Library offers free Wi-Fi. The Library’s public wireless network SSID is UPL-Wireless. Assistance connecting to the network is available at the Adult Services Desk.
- Books, Audiobooks, and Magazines: 10¢ per day.
- DVDs, Nooks, and Launchpads: $2.00 per day.
- Museum Passes: $5.00 per day.
Library fines can be paid in person or online. In order to pay fines online, you must use a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card. A minimum of $5.00 in fines is required to pay fees online.
The Library Meeting Rooms and Auditorium are available for educational, cultural, philanthropic or civic betterment organizations in the Library District. Use of the meeting rooms requires approval through an application process. Completed applications must be submitted to the Library Director no later than 10 business days prior to the next Board meeting to be considered for meeting room space for the following month. Click here to review the policy and rules for use of meeting spaces and to download the application.
The Library also provides access to two tutor rooms, and a group study room. These rooms operate on a first-come, first-served basis. The Library does not take reservations for the tutor rooms or group study room. For further information, please call Assistant Director Mara Marin at (516) 489-2220 x217.
Books, CDs and DVDs borrowed from Uniondale Library may be returned to other libraries in Nassau County. However, borrowed devices (e-Readers, Launchpads, etc.) and museum passes must be returned to Uniondale Library.