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Glen Cove Public Library

4 Glen Cove Avenue
516-676-2130

Mission Statement

Libraries were established to provide information to all who inquire. Librarians are dedicated to gathering, organizing and disseminating the world's knowledge. No matter the format, be it print, media, microform or electronic, the Glen Cove Public Library supports freedom of access to the broadest spectrum of ideas. For many users, the library is the last line of defense in the search for truth.

The Glen Cove Public Library is guided by the following American Library Association statements of access to information:

The Library Bill of Rights

Freedom to Read Statement

Freedom to View Statement

Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights: Free Access to Libraries for Minors and Access to Electronic Information Services and Resources.

This policy may be revised from time to time.


Recent News

The Glen Cove Public Library Announces Library Take-Out!

Reserve your Library items online (books, DVDs, audio books, magazines) and when they are ready you will be notified by email to call the Library to schedule a contactless pickup. Note we now allow 14 day checkout of magazines. If you don’t…

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Library Take-Out

The Glen Cove Public Library Announces Library Take-out!! Reserve Ahead and Pick Up Your Books/Media! The Glen Cove Library is offering scheduled curbside delivery Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00am to 1:00pm. Simply place your…

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The Great Give Back at The Glen Cove Library

The Glen Cove Library will be accepting donations of pet supplies for the local animal shelter. A donation box will be located in the Children’s room. We will be collecting donations from September 3 to Saturday, October 19 (The Great Give…

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Get Ready For The 2019 Nassau Library Tour!

Join the 2019 Nassau Library Tour! Road trip to as many of Nassau’s public libraries as you can during the months of July and August. Each one is your gateway to a new community – visit the library, then explore the attractions,…

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Borrow a WiFi Hotspot from The Glen Cove Public Library

The Glen Cove Public Library is happy to announce that you can now borrow a WiFi Hotspot. You can use this device to connect a mobile-enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet, to the Internet. The WiFi Hotspots can be checked out for…

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September is National Library Card Sign Up Month!

Join the Glen Cove Public Library in celebration of Library Card Sign-Up Month! Observed since 1987, this celebration serves as a reminder that a library card connects individuals of all ages with a wide variety of resources and services. City of…

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Glen Cove Library Offers Amnesty Week! April 8 to 14, 2018

In celebration of National Library Week (April 8th through 14th), the Glen Cove Library will offer an Amnesty Week. Bring your overdue items to the Library and your fines will be waived – no questions asked! The library is offering this…

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The Glen Cove Public Library Announces Its 2018 - 2019 Budget Vote and Trustee Election

The Glen Cove Public Library will present its annual budget to the citizens of Glen Cove for a vote on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018. Polls will be open from 9am to 9pm. The public will also be asked to vote for one member of the five-member Library…

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Ten Steps To A Job In The U.S

Join us at The Glen Cove Library to learn about getting a job in the U.S. All programs will be in Spanish and some of them will be presented in both Spanish and English during the same session. We will offer a different class each week. Register…

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Become A Citizen March 2018

The Glen Cove Public Library is partnering with Literacy Nassau to help you become a U.S. citizen! Free services include private, individual consultation with a lawyer, help completing your application and more. Please call or come in to the…

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Library Bus Trip - My Fair Lady

Enjoy time for lunch on your own before the 2pm show. Register at the Glen Cove Library’s Reference desk and make checks or money orders payable to: The Glen Cove Library Bus Trip Fund. Tickets are non-refundable. Location : The Vivian…

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Author Lecture: Tom Fabbri Being Brave Is Not The Absence Of Fear at Glen Cove Public Library

Tom Fabbri, wellness coach and author of Ageless You Adventure, will be at the Glen Cove Library to discuss the importance of living your dreams by overcoming fear and embracing obstacles. Learn ways to rise above limitations, fear and negative…

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Glen Cove Library’s Bus Trip: North Fork Wine Tasting Tour

Join us for a trip to the North Fork, a stellar wine producing region. We’ll enjoy lunch at Halyard Restaurant at the Sound View Inn, a waterfront restaurant in Greenport (choice of chicken, fish or beef), followed by a vineyard tour and wine…

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Food for Fines During National Library Week at Glen Cove Library

Help us celebrate National Library Week by participating in the Glen Cove Library’s “Food For Fines” drive. From Monday, April 10th to Sunday, April 16th, the fine for one Glen Cove Library item will be waived for each food item donated. Bring…

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Food For Fines Week

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!  Help us celebrate by participating in the Glen Cove Library’s “Food For Fines” drive.   From Monday, September 19th to Saturday, September 24th, the fine for one Glen Cove Library item…

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Glen Cove Library’s Bus Trip: 'Broadway Sings' Live on Stage

Broadway performers will sing popular songs from The Carole King Musical “Beautiful”, “Mamma Mia”, and “Fly Away” as well as songs from top recording artists such as Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Elton John and Billy Joel. After the show,…

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Glen Cove Library's Adult Summer Reading Club 2016

Summer reading programs are not just for kids! Participate in the Glen Cove Public Library’s first annual Adult Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Exercise Your Mind. Read!” and the program runs from July 5th through August…

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Glen Cove Library’s Bus Trip to The National September 11 Memorial and Museum With a Buffet Lunch at Peking Duck

Join us as we travel by deluxe motor coach to The National September 11 Memorial and Museum. The Museum serves to memorialize those who lost their lives and to ensure that we never forget. The Memorial serves as a tribute to the nearly 3,000 people…

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Food For Fines During National Library Week in April

Help us celebrate National Library Week by participating in the Glen Cove Library’s "Food for Fines" drive. During National Library Week, the fine for one library item will be waived for each food item donated. Bring a non-perishable food item to…

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Glen Cove Pubic Library's Budget Vote and Trustee Election 2016

The Glen Cove Public Library will present its annual budget to the citizens of Glen Cove for a vote on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 in the Library’s Community Room. Polls will be open from 9am to 9pm. The public will also be asked to vote for one…

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Nassau Public Libraries Launch New Mobile App

Your Library in the Palm of Your Hand!   The Glen Cove Library is pleased to announce the Nassau Public Libraries Mobile App has launched and is now available for download in the Apple App Store and the Play Store for Android devices.  Search…

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Lunchtime Food and Fun For Kids!

Hey, kids! When school is out this summer, look for food and fun at the Glen Cove Public Library.  The Library and Glen Cove AHRC are partnering to encourage children to continue eating healthy throughout the summer months.   Beginning Monday,…

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The Glen Cove Public Library Announces Its 2015-2016 Budget Vote And Trustee Election

The Glen Cove Public Library will present its Annual Budget to the citizens of Glen Cove for a vote on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 in the Library’s Community Room.  Polls will be open from 9am to 9pm.   Also, on March 31st, the public will be…

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Adult Literacy Program 2015

The Library is currently accepting registration for its Adult Literacy Program, which will start in January 2015. This free service will be offered to the Glen Cove community in both English and Spanish. Those interested in learning to read and…

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Mobile App Coming Soon 2015

A full-featured version of the Glen Cove Library’s website and catalog is under development for phones and tablets!  This new app will allow you to quickly search for and request items in our catalog, and will provide easy access to your Glen…

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Donations Needed for Any Soldier Program

Since December 2006, through a website program called AnySoldier.com, we at the Glen Cove Library have been gathering numerous items generously donated by people in our community and collected in the Library. These items are sent to our soldiers…

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Exhibits at the Glen Cove Library

In the Lobby Showcases:   November & December - History of the Tuskegee Airman, by Bill Johnson   In the Community Room November - The Future is Here, by Victor Farfan December - Oil Painting on Canvas, by Chin H.…

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Exhibits at the Glen Cove Library

In The Lobby Showcases: October - The Sons of Italy’s Italian Heritage and Culture Exhibit by Kathy Grande In The Community Room September - The Four Seasons, by Renee B.L. Nelson October - The Future is Here, by Victor…

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Go Mobile With The Glen Cove Library’s SMS Alerts!

SMS alerts provide you with mobile text messages to inform you when an item is coming do, overdue or when requested items are available for pickup. To sign up, log into your account at www.alisweb.org and click on “Modify Personal…

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Spotlight on Glen Cove Library’s Databases: Freegal

The Glen Cove Library subscribes to Freegal Music, a downloadable music service providing library cardholders access to hundreds of thousands of songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. You can download songs to any…

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Exhibits at the Glen Cove Library

In the Lobby Showcases: July - Military Memorabilia, by Bob Staada August - 93rd Anniversary of the National Amendment Granting Woman’s Suffrage, by Antonia Petrash In the Community Room: July - Acrylic Paintings, by Tracey Osborne …

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Glen Cove Library’s Bus Trip to The Amish Country With Lunch at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord

Join us as we travel by luxury coach to a region where the colonial past blends with industrial modernism and Amish buggies share the county roads with automobiles. We’ll start our day at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord and enjoy their…

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Upcoming Exhibits at the Glen Cove Library

In the Lobby Showcases: May - Works of the Students of the Westbury Friends School June - Exhibit by the Glen Cove Library’s History Room In the Community Room May - Art Exhibit by the Students of the School for Language and…

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North Shore Reads 2013

Join us for the 2013 North Shore Reads, a local celebration of L.I. Reads and National Library Week! This entertaining evening has become a popular, annual event for book lovers from seven public libraries Bayville, Bryant (Roslyn), Glen Cove,…

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The Glen Cove Public Library Announces 2013 - 2014 Budget Vote And Trustee Election

The Glen Cove Public Library will present its Annual Budget to the citizens of Glen Cove for a vote in the Library’s Community Room. The public will also be asked to vote for one member of the five-member Library Board of Trustees for a…

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January Exhibits 2013

In the Lobby Showcases – Glen Cove Is A Great Place For Young People, by The Winners of the Artistic Expression Competition In the Community Room – Gattorno: A View, by Vincent…

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Borrow a Nook Glow Light

The Glen Cove Public Library has begun circulating Nooks with Glow Light! Borrowing an e-reader gives you the chance to try before you buy! These easy-to-use e-readers are preloaded with a variety of best-selling fiction and non-fiction titles. …

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September Exhibits at the Glen Cove Public Library

In the Lobby Showcases: Art Partner Program featuring the works of the students of the School for Language and Communication Development

In the Community Room: Tanzania Wildlife by Gary Warren

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