The Library has 15 computers for the public which are connected to printers, located in the Reference Department. School district residents may use any computer; 6 are designated for use by non-residents. There are also two 15 minute express computers, with no printing available, for use by residents and non-residents.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library is pleased to offer wireless Internet access to our patrons. Simply bring your wireless-enabled laptop or other device to the Library, turn it on and go. There is no charge to use the service and the best part is there is no waiting for an available PC! Our wifi system does not permit you to use VPN to log into another computer remotely.
Wireless users agree to abide by the Library's Public Access Internet / World Wide Web Policy. Happy Surfing!
Books Delivered to the Homebound
Anyone who is eligible for a Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library card and cannot visit the Library due to illness or disability qualifies for the LIBRARY TO YOUR DOOR program. This program provides delivery and pickup of books by postal service.
To enroll, call 516 938-0077 X 255 for an application or print one from the link below. Once the application has been accepted, the Library will send up to three books each month based on your indicated preferences and/or specific requests. To return books, place them back in the original envelope and follow instructions for leaving the envelope for your mail carrier.
Services for the Visually Impaired
The library has two assistive devices for library users with limited vision. In the Reference Department, a computer workstation is equipped with Zoom Text software that greatly magnifies the size of text on the computer screen. We also have the Aladdin Video Magnifier in the WiFi room of our Media Department, which permits the user to place items under the viewer and view them magnified on a CCTV screen.
For people who can not read printed materials, there is the Talking Books program. Applications can be picked up at the Community Service or Reference Departments, requested by phone or printed from the website. Applicants can receive braille materials or digitally recorded books and a player delivered by postage-free mail directly and returned the same way. The program is run by the New York Public Library, Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Books Library. Call 212-206-5400 phone or 212-206-5458 TDD with any questions.
Monday - 10:00 am -12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Wednesday - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; 2:00 - 4:00 pm; 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday - notaries are not available
Sunday - by appointment only (September-June ONLY)
- Only 5 documents per person, per day are permissible.
- There is a $2.00 per signature fee for non-Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library cardholders.
- Witnesses cannot be provided.
Please Note: Staff attendance may vary. Please call ahead to be sure someone is available.
Quiet Study Room
In the Reference Deptartment, the Quiet Study Room is for independent study. No laptops are permitted in this space.
Media Study Room 1
In the Media Deptartment, group study for up to 6 people. No food or drink. Reserve through the Media Deptartment or use on a walk-in basis if available.
Media Study Room 2
In the Media Deptartment, for 2 people for quiet study. No food or drink. Reserve through the Media Department or use on a walk-in basis if available.
Our fax machine is located at the Information Desk.
The fax #: 516-433-4645
FEE IS PER PHONE NUMBER.
U.S. - $1.00 first page, .50 each additional page (to the same #)
INTERNATIONAL - $1.50 first page, .75 each additional page
(to the same #) International Code = Dial 011 before number
Incoming faxes are .50 per sheet.
There are 3 public copiers available.
Black and white copies - 10¢ each
Color copies - 25¢ each