Getting a Library Card
Wantagh School District Residents
The Wantagh Public Library issues library cards without charge to residents of the Wantagh School District (#23). Applicants must verify residency with proper identification (one (1) form of picture i.d. or in the absence of a photo I.D. two (2) forms of the following: current utility bill, mortgage, lease/rental agreement, tax bill or phone bill.) Library cards issued to District residents are valid for three years and entitle patrons to Direct Access privileges at other libraries within the Nassau Library System.
Children of all ages are eligibe for a library card. Verification of the parent or guardian's address is required. Parents or guardians must sign the child's application and are responsible for all library materials borrowed on the child's card.
Library cards may be issued to non-residents who own property within the Wantagh School District and have proof of payment of library taxes. Such family cards shall be valid for one year and have the same Direct Access and borrowing privilages as those issued to residents.
Business Owners and Their Employees
The owners and operators of businesses within the confines of the Wantagh Union Free School Disctrict are welcome to use the resources of the Wantagh Public Library. A letter of authorization on the company letterhead, signed by an officer of the company, must be submitted. The officer shall be responsible for all lost and damaged materials charged out with this courtesy card. This card will be issued for one year and does not have Direct Access privileges.
Library cards will not be issued to non-residents. *Non-resident cards are available through either the East Meadow or Levittown Public Libraries. State Mandated Access Cards (SMAC), which are issued to non-taxpayers through the East Meadow or Levittown libraries, must be honored as per NLS Resource Sharing Code and our membership in it. In accordance with Commissioner of Education's Regulation 90.3, member Libraries may impose restrictions on the loan of materials as in section H, in accordance with the Nassau Library System's 90.3 Compliance Plan.
Non-resident students who attend schools within the confines of the Wantagh School District may be issued library cards. Student cards are valid for one year and entitle the student to borrow books from the collection of the Wantagh Public Library only.
Persons who reside in special residency homes within the Wantagh Community may be issued a library card after proof of residency is established. Applications must be signed by the Director of the residency home. Such cards are not valid for Direct Access privileges.
The Board of Trustees recognizes the valuable contribution of teachers in meeting the educational needs of students who attend both public and private schools within the confines of the Wantagh School District. Teachers in both public and private schools in the Wantagh School District who live in Nassau County may use library cards from their home libraries. Those teachers who do not live in Nassau County will be issued a library card after proof of employment as a teacher in the Wantagh School District is established. Such cards entitle the borrower to materials in the library's collection. However, a teacher's card is invalid for Direct Access privileges. Compact Discs, videos, and DVD's may be borrowed for classroom use. The same policies, procedures and rules regarding due dates, loan periods, fines and fees that apply to the general public also apply to materials borrowed by teachers for classroom use.