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Library Policies
Circulation Policies
VHS & DVD Borrowing Privileges
Loan Periods
Fines on Overdues
Borrower Stops
Overdue Notices
Lost or Damaged Materials
Direct Access Borrowing



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


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


Fine per day


7-day and SCLS videos $1.00 $10.00
All other Library material $0.05 $2.00

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.

To recieve your notices via e-mail, click here.

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

Patrons from other library districts in reciprocal borrowing arrangements with this library may borrow a maximum of five (5) items upon presentation of a valid library card approved for direct access.

Direct access borrowers may not borrow new items.

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

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