Career Counseling

Suffolk County Libraries

Trained counseling professionals provide confidential, one-on-one Career Counseling at some Suffolk County Libraries.  Services are geared toward recent high school graduates, college students, women returning to the job market, career changers, the unemployed/underemployed, early retirees, or those dissatisfied with their present job situation and seeking direction.  Counselors can provide assistance with career planning, self-assessment, college, vocational/technical and financial aid information, resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing techniques, networking strategies and conducting a job search via the Internet.  Clients can take interest inventories, personality indicators and/or use Internet-based career guidance programs.  Services are free of charge, however some libraries may have eligibility requirements.

The following libraries offer career counseling to all residents of Suffolk County:

Huntington Main Library
338 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Middle Country Public Library – Miller Business Center
101 Eastwood Boulevard
Centereach, NY 11720
631-585-9393, ext. 133

Patchogue-Medford Library
54-60 East Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Riverhead Free Library
330 Court St.
Riverhead, NY 11901

The following libraries offer career counseling to district patrons only:

Brentwood Public Library
34 Second Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717

East Islip Public Library
381 East Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730

Half Hollow Hill Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Harborfields Public Library
31 Broadway
Greenlawn, NY 11740

Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library
407 William Floyd Parkway
Shirley, NY 11967

North Babylon Public Library
815 Deer Park Avenue
North Babylon, NY 11703

Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, NY 11741


Students and alumni should be aware that most colleges and universities have a Career Placement Service.  Anyone affiliated with a school is usually entitled to use the service which may offer job opportunity information and career guidance.  If you have attended an out-of-town college, contact your school to learn if it has reciprocity with other schools.  Check with your college to determine the extent of its career services.