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Address and Phone Number
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
120 Main Street
Setauket, New York 11733
(631) 941-4080
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Reference Questions and General Inquiries

 

Suggestions and Purchase Requests
Hours
emmabasic_300x300 Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday (ALL YEAR) 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm


We are open every day of the year with the exception of the following days in 2017:

      • New Year’s Day, January 1, 2017
      • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, 2017
      • Presidents’ Day, February 20, 2017
      • Easter, April 16, 2017
      • Memorial Day, May 29, 2017
      • Independence Day, July 4, 2017
      • Labor Day, September 4, 2017
      • Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2017
      • Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017
      • Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017
      • Christmas Day, December 25, 2017
      • New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2017
Directions From Route 25A – East
If you’re coming to us from the east (from the Port Jefferson, Poquott area) on Route 25A, you’ll need to just stay on Route 25A until you reach the intersection of Old Town Road and Route 25A (on your left (south) side, you’ll see the Setauket Fire Department at the corner). At the intersection of Route 25A and Old Town Road (there is a traffic light) you’ll need to make a right turn (north) at the traffic light onto Main Street–Main Street is just the name of the continuation of Old Town Road, north of Route 25A. The Emma S. Clark Memorial Library is located about 1/4 mile down Main Street on the left side of the road, right past the Setauket School.

 

Directions From Route 25A – West
If you’re coming to us from the west (from the Stony Brook, Nicolls Road area) on Route 25A, you’ll need to just stay on Route 25A until you reach the intersection of Old Town Road and Route 25A (on your right (south) side, you’ll see a bank at the corner; on your left (north) side you’ll see a church at the corner). At the intersection of Route 25A and Old Town Road (there is a traffic light) you’ll need to make a left turn (north) at the traffic light onto Main Street–Main Street is just the name of the continuation of Old Town Road, north of Route 25A. The Emma S. Clark Memorial Library is located about 1/4 mile down Main Street on the left side of the road, right past the Setauket School.

 

Directions From Nicolls Road
If you’re coming to us traveling north on Nicolls Road, you’ll need to stay on Nicolls Road until it ends (at the point where it intersects with Route 25A). From there, you’ll need to follow the directions for “From Route 25A – West” explained just above.

 

Directions From Old Town Road
If you’re coming to us traveling north on Old Town Road east of Gnarled Hollow Road, you’ll need to stay on Old Town Road until you reach the intersection of Old Town Road and Gnarled Hollow Road. At this intersection, you’ll need to make a right turn onto Gnarled Hollow Road, and then a quick left turn onto Old Town Road (Old Town Road is continued). Stay on Old Town Road and continue north, crossing Route 25A (the name of the road changes to Main Street on the north side of Route 25A). The Emma S. Clark Memorial Library is located about 1/4 mile down Main Street on the left side of the road, right past the Setauket School.

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Membership
A library card will be issued free to anyone showing proof of permanent residence in the Three Village Central School District.Proof of residence requires acceptable identification such as:

  • Driver’s license
  • Utility Bill
  • Current Lease

By accepting a library card, a member acknowledges her/his responsibility to pay for any fines on overdue material and to pay for all material damaged or lost while borrowed on the card. The Library reserves the right to suspend borrowing privileges and when necessary, to take legal action if these responsibilities are not met. Although the library card is considered permanent, registration must be renewed every 3 years in the Library files upon verification of eligibility.

 

Circulation Policies
All members must present their own currently valid library card to borrow any library material. Cards issued to other family members will not be honored unless the family member is present. Each borrower is limited to a maximum of fifty (50) items on his/her member account. Each borrower is limited to a maximum of four (4) new books, (10) entertainment video cassettes or DVDs, a maximum of six (6) 28-day books in the same call number and a maximum of two(2) test books. . Reference books, reference periodicals, newspapers, microform and library equipment do not circulate. A member’s borrowing privileges will be suspended if unpaid fines exceed $10.00 or they have failed to return long-overdue items.

 

VHS & DVD Borrowing Privileges
Video cassettes and DVDs are for home use only and not for public performance in schools or other places. They are not to be reproduced in any way. The Library is not responsible for any damage which might occur to a member’s video cassette or DVD player while viewing a video cassette or DVD borrowed from the Library. All Entertainment Videos (Adult and Juvenile) and DVDs circulate for 7 days. All other Videos/DVDs circulate for 28 days.

 

Loan Periods

Materials

Loan Periods

Entertainment video cassettes and DVDs 7 days
New Books, new audiobooks, compact discs, magazines, test books, CD-ROMS 14 days
Art prints 56 days
All other circulating material 28 days
Please note: Items can be renewed twice from renewal date if there are no HOLDS on the item. Members may renew online and by telephone.

 

Fines on Overdues

Item

Fine per day

Maximum

7-day and SCLS videos $0.50 $25.00
All other Library material $0.05 $3.00

 

Borrower Stops
Members will be prevented from borrowing materials if unpaid fines exceed $10.00 or they have failed to return long-overdue items. PLEASE NOTE: A block is automatically placed on a member’s borrowing privileges whenever a replacement bill (2nd overdue notice) is generated by our system.

 

Overdue Notices
For all items except NEW BOOKS and Entertainment Videos , an overdue notice will be sent two weeks after the item is due. A replacement bill (2nd overdue notice) will be sent two weeks later if the item has not been returned. A block is placed on a member’s borrowing privileges whenever a replacement bill (2nd overdue notice) is generated by our system. For NEW BOOKS and Entertainment Videos, an overdue notice will be sent ONE WEEK after the item is due, and a replacement bill (2nd notice) will be sent ONE WEEK later if the item has still not been returned. A block will be placed on the member’s borrowing privileges when the replacement bill is generated. 

 

Lost or Damaged Materials
Borrowers will be required to pay replacement or repair costs for any lost or damaged items. Refunds will not be issued for lost items which are later found by the borrower because the item would either have been replaced or removed from our holdings database.

 

Direct Access Borrowing
Individuals from other library districts in reciprocal borrowing arrangements with this library may borrow a maximum of ten (10) items upon presentation of a valid library card approved for direct access. Of these ten items, no more than four (4) may be new items (books or media) and no more than six (6) may be Entertainment DVDs.

 

Other Policies

 

Meeting Rooms

 

Library Board of Trustees
  • Linda Josephs, President
  • Orlando T. Maione, Vice President
  • Deborah Blair, Treasurer
  • Christopher Fletcher, Secretary
  • David Douglas
  • Anthony M. Parlatore
  • Richard Russell
  • Suzanne V. Shane

Ted Gutmann, Library Director
2017
January 18 7:30 p.m.
February 15 7:30 p.m.
March 15 7:30 p.m.
April 19 7:30 p.m.
May 17 7:30 p.m.
June 21 7:30 p.m. | Board Packet
July 19 7:30 p.m.
No meeting in August
September 27 7:30 p.m.
October 18 6:00 p.m.
November 15 7:30 p.m.
December 20 7:30 p.m.

All meetings are held in the Vincent R. O’Leary Community Room. The public is invited to attend.

emmaspring_300x300 The mission of the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library is to provide excellent public library service to all residents of the Three Village Central School District as effectively and efficiently as possible.Excellent public Library service should include responding to those informational, educational and cultural needs which are appropriate to the Library’s unique institutional service role by providing appropriate service hours, materials collections, physical facilities and trained staff to facilitate access to its resources.

 

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library Association Constitution