• ILL - Inter-Library Loans
  • Riverhead Free Library cardholders may access materials from other public libraries in Suffolk County and beyond. Cardholders may place their own holds via the Library catalog, or visit an Adult Services Librarian for assistance.

  • Computer Instruction Classes
  • Adult Services Librarians teach computer classes on a variety of topics. Riverhead Free Library cardholders may register for these small-group, hands-on classes. See the Library’s current newsletter for up-to-date information on computer classes.

  • Ask A Reference Question
  • Librarians are available to answer your reference questions in the library or remotely. Click above to fill out an Ask! form.

    • Live-brary Homework Help
    • Live online homework help is available to all Library cardholders via the cooperative Suffolk Homework Help service. Tutors are available seven days per week, 2 pm to 11 pm. Cardholders may use the service in the Library or from home.

    • College Information
    • Brochures from local colleges, SAT review books, and scholarship information are all available in The Loft. You can also explore all college resources by clicking above.
    • Teen Video Games
      Download and play video games that our local teens have created in our Video Games Design Workshops.

    • Local Schools Required Reading
    • Local schools’ required reading lists are available in The Loft. The Library makes every effort to offer multiple copies of these items, in support of local curricula.

      • Story Time / Play Times
      • Librarian-led story times and play times are available at various times throughout the year. See the Library’s current newsletter to see the schedule and which activity suits you and your child.

      • Special Collections
      • Librarians have put together special interest collections for children and families, including a collection of books and audiovisual materials for both new and experienced parents.

      • TumbleBooks
      • TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks - animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Families can access TumbleBooks in the Library or from home.


        The Library offers 28 computers for public use. Our three computer labs are Internet-connected and are located in age-specific areas of the Library. Visitors are welcome to apply for a pass for daily use. Color and B&W printing is available in all labs, in addition to commonly-used software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

        Wireless Internet access is available throughout the Library. Any device compatible with the 802.11b/g protocol can connect and use the Internet.


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        Printing Prices as of March 2016 (Adult Lab):

        • You receive a $1.50 balance each day for printing. This amounts to 10 free black-and-white pages, 3 free color pages or any other combination not exceeding $1.50's worth of printing
        • Your free print balance resets to $1.50 daily. No rollover.
          Our lab printer does not print any size other than 8.5"x11". Use of custom paper (e.g. photo paper, sticker labels, etc.) is not permitted at any time.