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Suffolk County
Central Library

Patchogue-Medford Library, serves as the Central Library of Suffolk County and provides specialized collections and services directly to all Suffolk County residents.

Patchogue-Medford Library
54-60 East Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Voice: (631) 654-4700
Fax: (631) 289-3999

Hours, Directions to the Patchogue-Medford Library



Some of the services offered to all Suffolk County residents through the Central Library (Patchogue-Medford Library) include:

  • Direct access to circulating materials in all formats.
  • Telephone and walk-in reference service.
  • Free career counseling, by appointment.
  • Free Citizenship Preparation classes
  • Free Conversational English Group
  • Free Genealogy Research Group
  • Proctoring of examinations, by appointment.
  • Public access computers for word processing, Internet access and database searching.
  • Programs at Patchogue-Medford Library and at other Suffolk County libraries, such as genealogy presentations, health workshops, book discussion groups and citizenship classes.
  • Meeting room space for community groups

In addtion to the online databases offered through the Emma Clark Library, the Central Library also subscribes to a host of ONLINE DATABASES that are available to all Suffolk County residents via walk-in, telephone, email and fax reference:

Antiques and Collectibles
  P4A Antiques Reference Database
  Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

Arts and Humanties
  Music-in-Print Online

Biography and Genealogy
  America's Obituaries and Death Notices
  Ancestry Library (also available from inside the Emma Clark Library)
  Biography & Genealogy Master Index
  Marquis Who's Who on the Web
  New England
  Origins Network
  World Vital

Books and Literature
  Book Collection: Nonfiction
  Columbia Granger's World of Poetry (also available online from the Emma Clark Library)
  Magill onLiterature Plus (also available online from the Emma Clark Library)
  World Folklore and Folk Life

Business and Law
  Business Source Premier
  Hoover's Public Library Edtion (also available from inside the Emma Clark Library) Library Edition
  National Fire Codes, Life Safety Code, National Fire Alarm Code, Sprinkler Systems, and Standard for Electrical Safety
  New York State Contract Reporter
  Reference USA (also available online from the Emma Clark Library)
  Plunkett Research Online
  Regional Business News
  Shepard's Citations
  Thomson/Gale Legal Forms

Car Repair
  AllData Online
  Mitchell OnDemand (also available from inside the Emma Clark Library)

  Career Guidance Center
  Learning Express Library

Consumer Information

  Foundation Directory Online
  Foundation Grants to Individuals

Health and Medicine
  Alternative Health Watch
  Consumer Health Complete

  American Indian History Online
  Ancient and Medieval History Online
  Daily Life Online
  History Reference Center
  Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (Maps are available for Patchogue Village, Bayport, Bellport, Sayville and other communities in New York State).
  Statesman's Yearbook
  World Atlas

  Middle Search Plus

Social Sciences
  Routlege Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
120 Main Street
Setauket, New York 11733-2868
(631) 941-4080

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