Current Schedule of Hours

The Library is currently open with limited occupancy as follows:

Monday through Friday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: Resuming Sunday, November 1:  1:00 pm to 5:00 pm .

This schedule is subject to change based on COVID-19.


Extended Live Tutoring Hours at with Brainfuse! Live tutoring hours begin early to assist parents with hybrid learning

Beginning September 10, 2020 Suffolk County residents are able to access Brainfuse live tutors via from 10am – 11pm every day of the week. Brainfuse, one of the nation’s leading online tutoring providers, provides access to free homework help, including live, online tutoring and test prep in a wide range of subjects for K-12 students and adult learners.

The tutoring is available to all Suffolk County Public Library card holders at no cost. For some students, certain subjects are a struggle even in a traditional classroom setting. With the hybrid learning model, it is not going to get any easier.

“Brainfuse’s live tutor sessions are an incredible resource offered by Suffolk County public libraries. From grade school math to high school sciences, patrons can receive help in a plethora of areas on different levels from subject experts. Now with extended hours, they are even more accessible!” noted Derek Ivie, Youth Services Coordinator at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System.

“The Hampton Bays Library is pleased to provide this expanded service to our students and families during this challenging time” said Susan LaVista, Director of the Hampton Bays Library. To get help visit the Library’s website at

Online resources always available

The Library is open to the public on a limited schedule but our online resources are always available! 

While the Library is closed, please take advantage of the many online resources on our website.  Flipster offers many dozens of magazine titles. You can access free downloads at where you can find ebooks, audiobooks, movies and more, and NEW to us -Kanopy, a streaming video service that provides over 30,000 independent and documentary films.  

For families with children who are home due to school closures, there is homework help and other online resources to assist them with their school work. 

All you need is your Library Card! If you don’t have one, we’ve made it easy – you can get a card right from our website!

Visit The Friends Book Store

While the Library is operating on reduced hours due to COVID-19, please visit the Friends website at for current hours and information. Or, click the Friends tab on the Library’s website.

Do you know that the Friends of the Library have an amazing Book Store right inside the Library?

The Friends of the Hampton Bays Library Book Store is located in the basement of the Library and is accessed via the outside stairs at the Northwest corner of the parking lot. The Book Store is open Saturdays, year-round from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and sells books of every genre, as well as movies and music CD’s. There are thousands of items including current and classic fiction, non-fiction, hard-to-find oldies, children’s books and more at “bargain basement” prices!

Friends Book Totes are available for $5 each in the Book Store and at the Library Circulation Desk. Fill one with book store finds, or use it for your library checkouts.

If you need a book but can’t make it to the book store, there is a cart filled with current and popular titles for sale in the lobby of the library during open hours.