Circulation Guidelines and Extended Use Fees

The Library stewards a collection that includes over 60,000 items, the vast majority of which are available for circulation. This includes a permanent collection of over 4,000 DVDs, all available free of charge, as well as an extensive collection of large print books and audio books for those who have difficulty reading conventional print. In addition, the Library has a Telesensory Vertex video magnifier available for people with vision impairments.

If an item in the permanent collection is not on the shelf, you may fill out a reserve slip at the circulation desk and we will call you when the item becomes available. There is no fee for this service.

If the Library does not have a particular book or other item you want, you can request that we borrow it from another library. This service may take as few as one or two days, or as long as several weeks, depending upon the location of the lending library. The fee for this service is generally 50 cents for a book and $1.50 for a DVD. You must be a member of the library for 30 days before using this service.

Books and CDs may be borrowed for 21 days and renewed once, either at the Library or by calling (856) 858-0649, unless an item is on hold for another patron. DVDs circulate for one week and may be renewed once. Video games circulate for one week and cannot be renewed.

Adults may borrow a total of 15 items, of which no more than three may be DVDs or CDs. Children may borrow up to five items. For both adults and children, there is a limit of three books per subject, author, or series, and a limit of 3 magazines, regardless of title. Depending on school assignments, we occasionally need to place circulation limits on certain types of items in the Young People’s Department.

  • There is a 10 cents per day/per item extended use fee for books, with a maximum fee of $2 per item. Overdue books may be placed in the navy blue-colored book drops located outside the Library building and any fees paid later;
  • There is a 10 cents per day/per item extended use fee for CDs, with a maximum fee of $2 per item;
  • There is a $1 per day/per item extended use fee for DVDs and videogames, with a maximum fee of $5 per title.

Anyone incurring fees over $10 may not borrow items from the Library and cannot be logged in to the Library’s public use computers.

Starting January 1st, 2017, we will require each patron to present his or her library card or valid photo I.D. with current address when checking-out items, renewing materials, or making hold requests.