How Do I?

You can find information on how to obtain a card on our Get a Library Card page.

You may return library materials to any Suffolk County Library (excluding Library of Things items, which must be returned in person at the Sayville Library).  For returns after the Library is closed, use the book drops located outside in front of the Library and in the back parking lot.

You can schedule a one-on-one tech appointment with one of our knowledgeable staff by filling out our Tech Help Request Form. Appointments are limited to 30 minutes.

Additional "walk-in" tech help hours are also regularly available. Check The Makery's calendar of events for availability.

Registering for our Library programs is quick and simple!  You can use our Library calendar and choose a program that you’re interested in attending. 

If the program is ONLINE ONLY, there will be a link in the description to how to participate in the program

The Library has several meeting spaces that are available for public use. It is Library policy that use of Library facilities shall be restricted to non-profit groups and organizations that possess a membership comprised of at least 60% Sayville UFSD residents.  If you would like to reserve a room please complete the Meeting Room Application. Please see the Library’s Meeting Room Policy for more details.

At click on My Library Account.  Enter your barcode or User Name and your password. If this is the first time accessing your account, you will need to create a password. There must be an email in your account to perform this action. If you do not have an email in your record, or if you have trouble creating or resetting your password, contact the Library for assistance.

To access your Overdrive account, click here and click on the Sign In button.  Select “Sayville Library” from the dropdown menu and enter your User Name and password.  You can also access your Overdrive account through the Overdrive app, which can be downloaded here. If you have trouble accessing your account, creating or resetting your password, contact the Library for assistance.

Read or listen to free eBooks & eAudiobooks from on your computer or on your mobile device using the Libby app. If needed, visit OverDrive help for detailed instructions. You can also download eBooks & eAudiobooks from Hoopla and eMagazines through Flipster.

Visit the Library’s Online Catalog to begin your search. After performing your search, click the Request button for the item you want to put on hold. If you aren't signed in to your Library account, you will be prompted to do so. After you sign in (or if you are already signed in) you will be prompted to select your pickup location.

You can also call or stop in the Library and stop by the Adult or Youth Services desks to request library materials.

You can schedule a notary appointment on our Notary Services webpage. There is no charge for notary service.

To make sure your document can be notarized, please take the following steps:

  • Bring your photo ID
  • All signers must be present
  • Do not sign the document before it is notarized

Monetary Donations - contributions from individuals, families, businesses, and community organizations help the Library maintain and expand collections, services, and programs.

Tribute Donations - Make a tribute donation in honor of a friend, relative, or valued member of the community. The Library will send an acknowledgement to the family of the individual you are honoring.

Book Donations – Book donations are accepted with the following guidelines and at the discretion of Library staff:

  • Books that are no older than 5 years
  • Must be in “new” or “like new” condition
  • No textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias or science books

All donations must be consistent with the policies, goals and objectives of the Library. Please contact a librarian for more information.  

Gifts & Donations Policy | Gifts & Donations Agreement Form