Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What type of identification do I need to get my Babylon Library card?  Babylon Library cards are available to all Babylon School District residents and taxpayers. Library cards can be obtained at the Circulation desk with 2 forms of valid identification listing name and local address.

These may include:

  • New York State driver’s license or non-driver identification.
  • Personal check with address
  • Utility bill
  • Vehicle Registration

For a temporary library card click here.  This will allow you to access reference databases through Live-brary. Temporary cards have limited privileges, you must complete your registration at the Library Circulation desk within 30 days for full privileges.

How can I access my library account online? You can access your online account through the “MY ACCOUNT” link on our homepage or simply click on this link.

How many items am I allowed to take out at one time? The total number of items you may have out at one time may not exceed 50 items per card, but this number and the loan period of the item varies depending on the type of item.  Also, keep in mind that if we request and obtain an item from another library it will circulate based on their loan rules, which may be different from Babylon Public Library’s.

I’m looking for a book/item that the Babylon Public Library doesn’t own, is there any chance you would be able to get it for me? Our librarians will be more than happy to help you try to find a book by using our inter-library loan services.

How do I reserve a Museum Pass? Babylon Public Library now uses Tixkeeper for all of its Museum Pass reservations. Simply find the date/s that you wish to reserve the pass and use your Babylon Library card to set a reservation. Need more info on our museum passes? Check out our Museum Pass page.

I’m not a Babylon resident, but I have a Suffolk County Library card; can I still use your library? Absolutely! There are some restrictions placed on out-of-district patrons in terms of borrowing high demand items  and being able to attend certain programs , but for the most part any Suffolk County Library patron can borrow our items, register for the majority of our programs and take advantage of any other services that we provide.

Does the library have a fax machine and/or scanner that I can use? Yes, BPL has 2 copiers near their Circulation Desk that have faxing and scanning capabilities. For more information check out our “General Services” page.