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Comsewogue Public Library
170 Terryville Road
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Voice: (631) 928-1212
Fax: (631) 928-6307

Adult Services: aref@cplib.org
Children’s and Teen’s Services: jref@cplib.org
Comsewogue Administration: administration@cplib.org
Technical Support: tech@cplib.org
Circulation (questions about overdue materials, library cards, etc.): circ@cplib.org

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Library Hours
Monday: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm (Oct. 3, 2021 to May 22, 2022)

Holiday Closings (2022)
Saturday, January 1, New Year’s Day
Monday, January 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 21, Presidents’ Day
Sunday, April 17, Easter
Sunday, May 8, Mother’s Day
Monday, May 30, Memorial Day
Sunday, June 19, Juneteenth
Monday, June 20, Juneteenth (Observed)
Monday, July 4, Independence Day
Monday, September 5, Labor Day
Monday, October 10, Columbus Day
Friday, November 11, Veterans Day
Wednesday, November 23, Thanksgiving Eve (5 PM closing)
Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving
Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day
Monday, December 26, Christmas Day (Observed)
Saturday, December 31, New Year’s Eve (1 PM closing)

Directions to the Library
The Comsewogue Public Library is located approximately one mile south of Port Jefferson Harbor, at 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776.

Long Island Expressway: Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 62 North (Nicolls Road, Route 97). Travel North on Nicolls Road to Nesconset Highway (Route 347), turn right. Travel East on Nesconset Highway to Terryville Rd., turn left. The Comsewogue Public Library is approximately 1/4 mile down, on the left side.
Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State Parkway East to the end (it merges with Veterans Memorial Highway – Route 454, and Nesconset Highway – Route 347). Pass the State and County Office Buildings, bear left at the fork following Nesconset Highway to Terryville Road, turn left. The Comsewogue Public Library is approximately 1/4 mile down, on the left side.

Library Director: Debra L. Engelhardt (631) 928-1212, ext. 112 debbie@cplib.org

  • A senior management team, comprised of specialists in a variety of areas, including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Technical Services, Circulation Services, Adult Services and Youth Services, provide expertise in their respective fields.

Board of Trustees The Comsewogue Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Please call the Administrative Office at (631) 928-1212, ext. 112 to verify.

President: Corinne DeStefano
Vice President: Christopher McCrary
Secretary: John Rossini
Fiscal Officer: Kevin Spence
Trustee: Lisa Olson
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  • Contact Library Director Debra L. Engelhardt at (631) 928-1212, ext. 112 or debbie@cplib.org for information on trustee recruitment/candidacy/election.
  • Correspondence for the Board of Trustees may be addressed to: Corinne DeStefano, President, Board of Trustees, Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776.
  • In accordance with NYS Law, the Library contracts for the services of an outside treasurer and also engages an independent auditor to perform an annual financial audit.

Primary Resources
Trustee Duties and Responsibilities
Statement on the Governance Role of a Trustee or Board Member

Comsewogue Public Library Documents
By Laws
Code of Ethics
Trustee Recruitment Statement

Meeting Agendas & Board Documents

Meeting Minutes

Comsewogue Public Library: Where Many Paths Meet
The meaning behind our library slogan comes from a loose translation of the Native American word “Cumsewogue,” which is said to be “the place where many paths meet.”

Timeline of Events

1966 Library (District) created by Comsewogue School District voters
March 1, 1967 Library, operating from a portable classroom on the property of the former Comsewogue Elementary School, opens its doors to community residents
November 1967 Library District voters approve construction of permanent library building
September 26, 1969 Library chartered by New York State Board of Regents/New York State Education Department
November 1969 Permanent library building construction completed
November 22, 1993 Library District residents vote to approve a construction project to renovate and expand the Library to over 44,000 square feet. Project funded with a 30-year bond financed through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
1999 Expansion completed
2002 Richard Lusak, the Library’s Founding Director, retires
2012 Brandon Pantorno, Mr. Lusak’s successor, retires

Sustainability Initiatives

The Comsewogue Public Library Board and staff are committed to reducing the Library’s impact on the environment, modeling green practices for our community, and committing to continuous improvement.

We are excited to share that on October 6, 2020, Comsewogue Public Library achieved certification through the Green Business Partnership. Some recent accomplishments include: installing a “cool roof” to replace the old one, installing new, more efficient HVAC units in place of the old ones, and installing an Energy Star-rated hot water heater to replace an older unit. The Library has also begun converting older lighting units to fixtures that take LED bulbs, and making it easier for the community and staff to recycle paper, metal cans, glass, and plastic on Library property. We aim to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and water use over the course of the next year.

Between now and the end of 2021, we will be working toward a Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI) certification through the New York Library Association. The Sustainable Library Certification Program focuses our leadership to enable our library, and ultimately our community, to become more environmentally sound, socially equitable and economically feasible. The initiative provides a proven path forward using a series of benchmarks, helping to ensure our library and community thrives in the coming years. We will continue to update you on our progress as we work toward these important and exciting goals.


The Comsewogue Public Library’s mission is to provide quality library service at a reasonable cost to our community.

170 Terryville Road
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 9 pm
Friday-Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday 12 noon - 4 pm

Phone (631) 928-1212
Fax (631) 928-6307