Library Hours

  • Monday-Thursday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday (Oct-May)1:00pm – 5:00pm

Holiday Closings

2023 LIBRARY OPEN 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • SATURDAY          11/11/2023           Veteran's Day
  • WEDNESDAY     11/22/2023       Thanksgiving Eve


  • MONDAY             9/4/2023              Labor Day
  • MONDAY            10/9/2023             Columbus Day
  • FRIDAY                11/10/2023           Observance of Veteran's Day
  • THURSDAY         11/23/2023          Thanksgiving Day
  • SUNDAY              12/24/2023         Christmas Eve
  • MONDAY             12/25/2023         Christmas Day
  • SUNDAY              12/31/2023          New Year's Eve
  • MONDAY             1/1/2024              New Year's Day
  • MONDAY             1/15/2024            Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • MONDAY             2/19/2024            President's Day
  • SUNDAY              3/31/2024            Easter
  • SUNDAY              5/12/2024            Mother's Day
  • SUNDAY              5/26/2024           Observance of Memorial Day

CLOSED SUNDAYS 5/26/24-9/29/24, WILL REOPEN 10/6/24                             

  • MONDAY              5/27/2024            Memorial Day
  • WEDNESDAY      6/19/2024            Juneteenth
  • THURSDAY          7/4/2024              Independence Day

About the Library

The Central Islip Public Library serves the nearly 40,000 residents that reside within the boundaries of the Central Islip School District. The Library is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. The Library is overseen by a publicly elected five member Board of Trustees. The Library Director is responsible for Library operations. Library Board meetings are open to the public. The Central Islip Public Library was founded in 1952, and was originally located in a storefront at 81 Carleton Avenue. In 1972, the residents of the Central Islip Union Free School District approved the purchase of the land and construction of the current Library building on Hawthorne Avenue. On March 15, 1976, the new Library building was opened to the public. The Central Islip Public Library has since evolved into a true community center, offering a variety of programs, technologies and services. The Library holds collections that include a wide range of titles and subjects, adapting to our patron’s ever-changing informational, educational and entertainment needs. The Library has spaces for local community groups to meet, and holds workshops, literacy programs, cultural activities and more. The Library has embraced digital technologies by providing access to a wide variety of databases, e-books, audiobooks and digital media. The Central Islip Public Library continues to adapt and grow by integrating technology and new collections, and fostering community engagement. As the Library’s services and collections continually evolve, we seek to serve the community through excellent patron service, such remains at the core of the Library’s mission.

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