Online Registration

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Online Registration FAQs

When will Online Registration start?

Program registration begins the first Wednesday of every other month.

Registration Dates for 2016
Wednesday, January 6 for January & February Programs
Wednesday, March 2 for March & April Programs
Wednesday, May 4 for May & June Programs
Wednesday, July 6 for July & August Programs
Wednesday, September 7 for September & October Programs
Wednesday, November 2 for November & December Programs
More details here.

What will I need to register for Children’s Programs at the West Islip Public Library?

Just a West Islip Library card!  In the future, we may be limiting registration to children’s cards only. If that becomes the case, you will be able to register with a West Islip adult card through the Children’s Reference desk in person or by phone only.

The library card you use must be in good standing (not expired/no fines owed). You will need a PIN (or password) for your library card if you want to register at home or on your own.

How do I set up a PIN for a library card?

Visit our website at and click the link for “My Account” on the right-side of the page. Enter your library card number. Type a password into the Password field and click Login. Re-enter your password for verification.

If you can’t remember your PIN, click on “Forgot your PIN?” and enter the requested information. Still having trouble? Contact our Circulation Desk at 631.661.7080.

How do I register from home?

Visit the children’s page on our website and under the Programs header, click on  Register for Programs!” Use the search box to search for the program you want by title, keyword, date, or Program Code. Find the desired date and time of the program you want to register for and click on “Register.” You will then be prompted to enter a West Islip library card number and PIN. A pop-up will appear with an option to add a “Note.” You must enter your child’s name and age/grade into the Note Field in order for the registration to be valid.

If a program is filled, you will see a link to “Add to Wait List.” You will then be prompted to enter your child’s library card number and PIN. You will receive a notification by e-mail or phone if there is an opening in the program.

Can I check to see which programs I am registered for?

Check your library account here by entering your library card number and PIN. Click on the link for “My Library Events” on the left-hand side of the screen.

Do you have more questions? Contact us at the library in person or by phone at 631.661.7080 and ask for the Children’s Room.

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