The Hampton Library, in the heart of Bridgehampton, serves Bridgehampton and Sagaponack. Anyone with a Suffolk County library card may borrow materials or use the computers, but Bridgehampton patrons have preference when it comes to computer use. There are six computers for adults, two for teens and six for children. In addition to books for youth and adults, and large-print book, the library's collection includes DVDs, VHS tapes and audiobooks on CD. It also carries local, state and national periodicals. There is a literacy room named for library supporters Arlene and Alan Alda. The Hampton Library was founded in 1876 and underwent a major renovation in 2009, reopening in January 2010. The upstairs, which was once only accessible to the staff, was opened to patrons, and excavation was done to expand the lowest level of the library. There is also a landscaped backyard with benches for enjoying a book or newspaper outside.