Oceanside Library

 
VISITING THE LIBRARY


Hours
:
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm & 6pm - 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am - 4pm (*closed 1-2pm Saturday only)

Appointments are booked through Picktime.
Here's a short tutorial video providing further details on how to use Picktime.


Please note the following items before booking an appointment:
1. ALL patrons entering the building who are 2 years of age and older are REQUIRED to wear a mask/face covering at ALL TIMES while in the building as per the NY State Governor's Executive Order No. 202.34.  We will also be taking temperatures using a contactless thermometer before admitting patrons.
2. Browsing will be limited to the first floor but staff will be able to retrieve items from the second floor if you need them.
3. If you are returning items, we ask that you either put them in the Book Drop or in a receptacle outside of the lobby.  Please do not return any material to staff at the front desk.
4. All returned items will need to remain in quarantine for 7 days before being cleared.  No fines will be incurred.
5. Please do not return items to the shelves while browsing.  We ask that you place them on a designated cart (or a table) for cleaning.
6. All individuals in the building must maintain social distancing by staying 6 feet apart.
We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding on this matter to ensure the safety and protection of all our patrons and staff!
Updated on Friday 10/16.



Browsing & Borrowing (1st Floor access only, no table access to sit, read, or study at this time)
1. First choose a service:
In-Person Browsing & Borrowing (Adult Section Only / 1-2 persons per slot)
In-Person Browsing & Borrowing (Children’s Room & Adult Section / 1 family unit)
Virtual Browsing (All Ages) (Tuesdays only, 1 slot per appointment time)

2. Then choose a slot (referred to as Team Members):
Slot 1, Slot 2, Slot 3, or Slot 4 for Adult Sessions
Family 1 or Family 2 for Family Sessions
Virtual Browsing for Virtual Sessions

3. Then choose a date and a time (only the dates/times that are available will be listed):
ALL In-Person Browsing & Borrowing 30-minute appointments are now available Monday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm as well as Monday – Thursday from 6pm – 8pm (Please note that we are closed from 1-2pm on Saturdays)

4. Virtual Browsing 30-minute appointments are only available on Tuesday from 4pm – 5pm & 6pm – 7pm and allow for only one appointment per session.  You must provide your name, phone number, email address, and library card number to book your Virtual Browsing appointment!  Further information on Virtual Browsing can be found below.

5.
For the safety of all patrons and staff, safe distancing practices must be followed during your visit (in addition to state mandated mask wearing).


Computer Access
1. First choose a service:
Computer 1
Computer 2
Youth Computer

2. Then choose a date and a time (only the dates/times that are available will be listed):
ALL Public Computer 60-minute appointments are available Monday - Thursday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm.  Appointments are available Friday - Saturday at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. (Please note that we are closed from 1-2pm on Saturdays)

3.
For computer access, paper will be loaded into our printers each morning and we will not be charging for printing at this time.  Please be mindful of what you are printing.

4.
This service is for using the public computers located on the first floor of the Library and computer use is self-service only.

5. For the safety of all patrons and staff, safe distancing practices must be followed during your visit (in addition to state mandated mask wearing).


Photocopy Machine
1. First choose a service:
Copy Machine

2. Then choose a date and a time (only the dates/times that are available will be listed):
ALL Photocopy Machine 30-minute appointments are now available Monday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm as well as Monday – Thursday from 6pm – 8pm. (Please note that we are closed from 1-2pm on Saturdays)

3. The copy machine is self-serve.  We are not making change at this time.  Please make sure that you have the correct change for the machine.  The machine takes $1 bills as well as coins.

4.
For the safety of all patrons and staff, safe distancing practices must be followed during your visit (in addition to state mandated mask wearing).


Virtual Browsing & Borrowing Information
Appointments are booked through Picktime (see instructions above).
Please read all the information that you need to know:
1.
This service is for virtually browsing the shelves to make a selection for borrowing.
2. Due to certain limitations, this service is only available via FaceTime. FaceTime is an app that is only available to those who have an iPhone/iPad.  Fill out the form with your iPhone number.

3. Appointments
will be made using Picktime and will last for a maximum of half an hour.  It is important to keep in mind that within this half an hour, we need at least five minutes at the end to schedule your Curbside Pick-Up date and time for your materials.
Tuesdays: 4pm for patrons who wish to browse the Adult section of the library only.
Tuesdays: 4:30pm for families who wish to browse only the Children's Room or both Adults and Children's.
Additional time slots may be added.  Please check
Picktime for additional dates and times.
4. At your scheduled date and time, you will receive a video call from a Librarian that will appear on your screen as Oceanside Technology. We will be chatting face-to-face!
5. If you do not have FaceTime set up on your device, it is important that you make sure to do so before your video call appointment. If you need information on how to set up your FaceTime and adjust FaceTime settings, you can visit this website for some instruction: https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-use-facetime/

Updated on Friday 10/16.

 

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572