The Circulation Department is located at the entrance of the library. Circ3
Circulation staff members are happy to assist patrons check-in/check-out items as well as put library materials on hold from both our library and other libraries throughout Nassau County. 


How do I obtain a Library Card?

A current photo ID (NYS driver's license) and a piece of mail addressed to a current School District #5 address (utility bill, pay stub, property tax statement, bank statement, etc.) is required. 

Please note that library cards must be obtained or renewed in person by the cardholder. Exceptions will be made for Homebound Patrons; please speak with Circulation staff for details.


  • Library Card keytags can be purchased for $1.00
  • Replacement cards can be purchased for $1.00

  • Your Hillside Public Library card can be used at other Nassau County Libraries.
  • Patrons are required to use their library card barcode to register for all Library programs.

  • Library cards expire after 3 years. Please bring a current photo ID (NYS driver's license) and a piece of mail addressed to a current School District #5 address (utility bill) to Circulation to renew your barcode. 

  • State Mandated Access Cards are available for non-School District #5 residents.

Book Donations

Please contact the organizations listed below for donation information

Circulation Loan Periods & Fines

3 Day Loan

-New Release DVDs, Museum Passes
7 Day Loan -DVDs, ROKUs
14 Day Loan

-Hillside "Local Patron" Books, New Adult Fiction/Non-Fiction Books, Young Adult Books, Books-on-CD, Music CDs, VHS Tapes, Playaways, Magazines
28 Day Loan

-Adult, Young Adult, and Children's Books

$0.10 per day overdue

-Hillside "Local Patron" Books*, Adult & Young Adult Books, Music CDs, Books-on-Cassette, Magazines
$0.05 per day overdue

-Children's Books
$1.00 per day overdue

-VHS & DVDs, Books-on-CD, Books-on-Cassette, Playaways
$2.00 per day overdue

-New Release DVDs
$10.00 per day overdue

-Museum Passes, ROKUs

*No reserves, No renewals, No senior exemptions

Lost and Damaged Items

In the event that library materials are lost or damaged, please contact the Circulation Department immediately. Replacement items will not be accepted, and payment must be made. We accept cash or check. Online payments can be made using the library cardholder's account on the ALIS Online Payment System. Please contact us with any questions.

Please note that the charge will apear on your credit card as "Automated Library Info Uniondale NY". There is a $5.00 minimum payment amount for paying online balances.