Our Downloadable Digital Content Services are vast. To help you make better sense of what is available and from who, please consult the following matrix, or just ask one of our highly skilled librarians.

Service NameAudioBooks?eBooks?Video?Magazines?Music?
  • † a developing collection.
  • ‡ Music Videos.
OverDrive (HPL) Yes Yes Yes†    
OverDrive (Live-brary) Yes Yes Yes†   Yes†
EBSCOhost eBooks   Yes      
ComicsPlus   Yes   Yes  
Flipster       Yes  
RECORDED BOOKS (Magazines) (formerly Zinio)       Yes  
Hoopla Yes† Yes† Yes   Yes
OneClickdigital Yes Yes      

Dear Huntington Library Patrons and Community:

These are still very uncertain times as we feel the effects of the COVID virus in our everyday lives. We believe it is in the best interest of both patrons and staff to limit the amount of interaction with people right now and limit the amount of time, if any, that patrons spend in the library.

For Curbside Service

  • To make an appointment call 631-427-5165 (Main) or 631-421-5053 (Station) - press '0' for immediate assistance.
  • Park on Prospect Street by our back driveway (Main) or park in the parking lot (Station).
  • Call the library when you arrive.
  • Staff will bring your materials out to you. This includes Craft Kits, Museum Passes, Wi-Fi Hotspots, as well as books/movies.

Services Available by Appointment

  • Fax, photocopy, print, or computer use up to 30 minutes.
  • Call 631-427-5165 (Main) or 631-421-5053 (Station).
  • Staff will let a limited amount of people into the library at a time to use these quick and important services.

Materials by Mail

  • Have your materials mailed to you
  • Call Thérèse Purcell Nielsen at 631-427-5165 ext. 250 or email:

Other Useful Information

  • Library email:
  • Wi-Fi network: hplwlan-g-mode (Main) hplsbwlan (Station) : available outside the library and in the Station parking lot.
  • Wi-Fi password: hpllibrary
  • Wi-Fi Printing: - Main or Station

Staff will be in both buildings all of our regular hours to answer phone calls and continue to offer virtual programs and services: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. We do not know how long this will last. We will continue to monitor what is happening in the community with the number of positive cases and decide accordingly.

If you have specific questions, please email or you can contact me directly at 631-427-5165 ext. 206 or by email:

I wish you all the best of good health during this period and hope to see you soon once things settle down.

Warmest regards to all,
Joanne Adam, Library Director


A Message from the Director

joanne 2019

Dear Patrons:

Happy Holidays

As a new year begins, I think we can all agree that we are ready to turn the page and begin a new chapter in our lives with hopes and dreams that better days are coming. Although the library is offering programs and services a little differently, we are still here to assist you in wherever your interests lie. Perhaps you can learn a new skill, visit a new place, try a new food, set a new goal, and achieve a new accomplishment! Maybe you have already learned how to Zoom! This past year has certainly been a challenging one and I continue to offer my thanks for your ongoing cooperation and understanding.

Despite all the hardships of this past year, our community continues to show its compassion and generosity by repeatedly filling our donation bins. Our Masks & Mittens Tree was overflowing with donations and we made several trips to drop off donations for our Veterans. I cannot thank you enough for your contributions.

I know this continues to be a difficult time for many people. If there is anything that we can do to help anyone, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 631-427-5165, ext. 206 or email me at .

A new year is like a blank notebook and the pen is in our hands. This is our chance to write a beautiful story for ourselves. Let’s make it a good one! Wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year!

– Joanne Adam, Library Director


Huntington: Documenting the Pandemic

Documenting the Pandemic

Huntington Public Library is pleased to announce, Huntington: Documenting the Pandemic, a new archive project established to collect, preserve, and make available the daily life and activities of living in Huntington during this unprecedented moment in history.

The entire Huntington community is encouraged to contribute to the archive to ensure an inclusive record of the experience for future generations of researchers. Interviews, first-hand accounts, flyers, photographs, and more will be important sources to consult in the future to study, interpret, and derive meaning from this once in a lifetime event. For more information, please contact Teresa Schwind at 631-427-5165 ext. 202 or .



Free Tax Preparation (AARP)
Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27;  March 6, 13, 20, 27;  April 3, 10 • Call for an appointment time  •  Station Community Room
Mondays, February 8, 15, 22;   March 1, 8, 15, 22;   April 5, 12 • Call for an appointment time  •  Station Community Room
Register using code HSA045
Tax preparation at our Station Branch Library is on Saturdays, beginning in February and ending April 12. AARP will adhere to social distancing and mask wearing regulations for the safety of preparers and patrons. This year because of the pandemic, AARP volunteers will scan all tax documents and return them immediately. Please bring your current tax records and copies of your last year’s federal and state tax returns. A complete list of required information will be provided. Please note that some tax information, especially from brokerage firms, may not be sent to you until the end of February. Returns will be prepared in about a week and emailed to taxpayers who must approve them before the returns are e-filed. AARP Tax-Aide is administered by the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the IRS. Electronic filing (e*filing) is included. You MUST bring your current tax records and copies of your last filed federal and state tax returns. All persons listed on the tax return must be present and MUST bring a photo ID and a Social Security card. Call 631-427-5165 ext. 251, or 122, for complete information and to make a reservation.   Registration required. HPL cardholders only for the first week; after that, appointments are open to all.

AARP Tax-Aide is a free tax counseling and preparation service, helping low and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to people ages 60 years and older.
AARP Tax Aide volunteers cannot prepare returns that include rental property, military income, alternative minimum tax, or those with many stock transactions.



Curbside Pickup

curbside revMain Library: Prospect Street by Book Drop & Station Branch: Parking Lot

For hours and availability, please call our Customer Service desk at 631-427-5165, ext. 242.

    1. Place a hold. When your hold is ready you will be notified by email or phone.
    2. When a hold is ready, call the library for pick up information.
    3. Have your library card or photo ID available when delivery is made.

Curbside Pickup Rules and Guidelines

      • Pick up times may vary - please call ahead.
      • A limit of 20 items may be picked up at a time.
      • WiFi Hotspots and Museum Passes are not eligible for Curbside Pickup.

We have instituted new technologies to limit contact between staff and the public to keep our staff and patrons safe. Currently, if you have the HPL mobile app you can download your barcode to limit contact in your future library transactions.

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