The Riverhead Free Library offers free access to the Internet as well as a variety of desktop publishing programs & other software applications.The Library offers many digital how-to classes & technology training for beginners that can be found on our website.
A keepsake is required to use a computer at the Riverhead Free Library. Please arrive at your appointed time at the designated computer usage area. Patrons using Riverhead Free Library Computers must conform to all of the Riverhead Free Library’s policies and are expected to adhere to The Riverhead Free Library's guidelines for computer use while using our devices.
Computer appointments are 60 minutes.
Computer Reservation Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:30am - 6pm
Saturdays: 9:30am - 4pm
Guidelines for Reserving a Computer
Please try to finish tasks in one session per day, appointments come on a first come, first served, basis.
Riverhead Free Library Staff will check you into your Computer reservation appointment and take a Library keepsake in exchange. This keepsake will be returned to you after your appointment at the designated Riverhead Free Library Staff area.
Headphones are required for listening to any resource with an audio component. Users may purchase headphones from The Riverhead Free Library or use their own.
Limited assistance may also be provided with word processing and other desktop applications.
Users may not leave a computer unattended. If a user does not return within 10 minutes, without notifying The Riverhead Free Library staff, the computer may be made available to another user.
Warnings will be given prior to the end of your computer session. Failure to comply with these warnings will result in the loss of your work.
A USB-ready memory device is required to save your work.
At the end of each session, patrons must leave the computer promptly so it can be made available to the next user.
The Riverhead Library is not responsible for time or data lost due to computer failure.
Acceptable Keepsakes include:
State Driver’s License
State Driver’s Permit
State Identification Card
Any kind of Photo Identification
Young adults (16 and under) can provide the following:
School photo ID
Printing is limited to 5 free black & white pages & 1 color
If you are a resident of the Riverhead Central School District or a contract patron of East Quogue, East Moriches, Eastport- SouthManor or Remsenburg-Speonk School Districts and would like to get a new card, please bring with you one of the following items when you visit the Riverhead Free Library:
Valid New York State driver's license or Non-Driving Photo ID that has your current physical street address.
If you do not have the above item, please bring a form of photo ID and (2) different items from the following list with a physical street address:
Current postmarked mail.
Current utility bill (cable, telephone, water, etc.)
Cardholders from East Quogue, East Moriches, Eastport-South Manor, or Remsenburg-Speonk School districts who currently have a Riverhead Free Library Card that expired on July 1,2020 was automatically renewed for one year until June 30, 2021. You will be asked to verify your identification the next time you visit the library. Contract patrons who wish to switch their "home" library should contact the library they wish to join.