For directions via Google Maps, please click on the "Directions" link located next to our address in the map located immediately below, or use the written directions provided further down on this page.
Directions from the Long Island Expressway (495)
Take the Expressway to exit 73. This is the highway's last exit. You will be on Route 58 going east. Continue east on Route 58 for approximately 2 miles to Osborne Avenue, where you will make a right. Head south on Osborne past a traffic light at the intersection of Harrison Avenue, and a second traffic light at the intersection of Pulaski Street. Continue over the railroad tracks that cross Osborne Ave. The Library's driveway is the first right immediately after (to the south of) the railroad tracks.
Directions from Sunrise Highway
Take County Road 51 North to Route 94 (also Route 24). Cross over 94 to the westbound side, then take the immediate right turn. At the end of this block you will be at an intersection facing the library. Go straight through the intersection and turn left onto Osborne Avenue. The library parking lot is on the left.
Whether you are someone who enjoys the physical touch and experience of a good book, movie or other material from our TRADITIONAL CATALOG; someone who prefers a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of an eBook, eAudiobook, MAGAZINE (via Flipster) or a VIDEO/MOVIE streamed right to your computer or mobile device; someone who desires to learn, grow and pariticipate with your community through our diverse PROGRAM OFFERINGS; someone who is a student, scholar (or student scholar!) conducting RESEARCH through our extensive collection of DATABASES (or in need of HOMEWORK HELP); or someone looking for a GRANT, there is simply something for everybody at Riverhead Free Library. Be sure to peruse our Bi-monthly NEWSLETTER and stay abreast of all our exciting DAILY PROGRAMS & EVENTS. Please, come pay a visit to Riverhead's best kept secret - your local library. While your here, please consider joining the FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY and help increase the public awareness of the library through its fundraising and program sponsorships!
All residents of the Riverhead Central School District are eligible to receive a Riverhead Free Library Card, provided they have identification demonstrating a local resident address. Residents of East Quogue, Eastport/South Manor, Remsenburg/Speonk and East Moriches School Districts may also apply for cards under the same conditions. Children may apply for a card at any age however an applicant under 13 years of age is required to have a cardholding adult co-sign the application, thereby accepting fiscal responsibility for the applicant. Stop by the Circulation Desk to apply for a card.
Why wait? Get a Temporary Card!
You can now register online for a temporary library card to take advantage of certain online services right away, service such as:
Riverhead Free Library provides access to your patron record over the Internet. You can use the top navigation bar on this website to access "My Account" which will take you to the login screen. At this point you will need to enter your barcode number from your library card (starting with 20646... do not enter spaces from the number). If you have not previously logged-in to your account you will need to establish a PIN / password.
The first time you log in to your account, you will be able to set a password.
PINS & Passwords
From the Library’s website top navigation bar, click on “My Account.” Enter the barcode number from your Library card, then type in any PIN /password you wish. The system will ask for a confirmation (type the password again), then the password is set.
If you already have a password established but have forgotten it. You can click on the "Forgot Your Password?" link to have the password e-mailed to you. If you do not have e-mail or did not establish an address with your library account, you may call the Circulation Desk to assist you. To change your password while logged into your account, click on the "Change Your Password" box to the right of your name and address.
Library patrons who owe $5.00 or more in overdue fines, lost items, or damaged materials fees that you have been billed for, can now pay online using a Visa or MasterCard credit card.
To pay fines that have accumulated on your account, log into your patron account using your barcode and password. Click on the link indicating your total fines and bills. Once again, if your total exceeds $5, click on the "Pay Your Library Fines Online" button. Select the fines that you wish to pay or accept the default (paying all fines). Fill in the billing address and credit card information, then click on the "Submit" button. Confirm the payment information and print your receipt, if desired. A receipt will be sent to you via email, and the fine will removed from your record immediately.
Log into your account by clicking on “MY ACCOUNT” above.
Click on your “Fines” located under “My Reading History”.
At the top of the next screen, click on the “Pay Your Library Fines Online” button.
Follow on-screen instructions to complete the transaction.