Let the library help you with the annual task of filing your
personal income tax returns. As of January 15, 2016, the library will
have available (in the side stairwell) an array of NYS tax forms for you
to take home. Please be aware that the IRS will only be sending the
library the 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ forms. We will not get any of
the schedules or instruction forms. The staff will obtain IRS instructions
and have several copies that may be checked out for one week at a time.
We will also keep a copy available for you to look at in the library. If
you need a form, a Reference librarian will get you a form to copy from
the Internet. You may also want to borrow a tax guide from one of
the well-known publishers.
The East Islip Library offers a Homebound Service to our patrons who are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent illness or disability. Homebound patrons will be able to choose titles from the library's large print and regular book collections.
Application and approval is necessary to qualify for this service, which is free of charge. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 581-9200 x5.
TALKING BOOKS PLUS
Talking Books Plus (books on cassette) is a free library service for patrons who are unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of visual or physical limitations. Applications for this service may be picked up at the library. Participants in the program may pick up and return talking books & equipment to the library or materials can be sent to the borrowers home and returned by postage-free mail. Contact the library for details. 581-9200 Ext. 5.
LARGE PRINT COLLECTION
The library has a selection of Large Print Books. Our Large Print books are complete and unabridged, and they weigh about the same as a traditional hardcover edition.
You can search for them in the online catalog by clicking "modify search" and "choose Large Print Books". Not all books are published in Large Print, but if you do not see something you want, ask at the Reference Desk and we may be able to interlibrary loan it for you.
What you can find in our collection:
Large Print Magazines
Nat-Center News (Helen Keller National Center for Deaf/Blind Youths & Adults)
Large Print Books
Large Print Librafax
New York Times Weekly
LOCAL HISTORY CORNER
The East Islip Public Library and the East Islip Historical Society (EIHS) are proud to promote the use of the new Local History Room (LHR) located in the lower level of the library.
In the LHR you will find the comprehensive Bob Muller collection of lighthouse materials, the library’s collection of books and materials on Long Island and New York State, the library’s collection of microfilm and microfiche and the East Islip Historical Society’s collection of photos, historical objects, oral histories and more.
Starting in January, volunteers from the EIHS will be staffing the room on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. Be sure to visit the LHR and chat about the history of our community with a local expert.