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Borrowing Info

Library Cards

 

ADULTS:

To obtain your own Linden Library card, you will need the following forms of identification:
1. A valid current driver’s license showing a Linden address.
2. If you do not possess a current New Jersey driver’s license, you must present two of the following forms of identification:
·        A utility bill (phone, gas, electric), a payroll stub, bank account statement, property tax bill, rental lease which shows your name and a Linden address AND
·        Social Security card, voter registration card, senior I.D. or current driver’s license with out-of-town address
CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS (Pre-School – Age 17):

To obtain a Linden Library card for children and young adults:
1. Children who are Linden residents may apply for a library card if they can write their full name. Registration must be done in person.
2. A parent or legal guardian (with proof of guardianship) must accompany the child in order to sign both the application and the library card, and also be present for renewals every two years. They must also decide whether or not to approve Internet usage.
3. Proof of Linden residency must be presented before the card can be issued.
 

Materials

General
All materials borrowed by the patron are expected to be returned in the condition in which they were borrowed.
Media items must be returned with all cover art, booklets, inserts, and/or liner notes they contained when they were borrowed.
Patrons are responsible for all damaged and lost materials.
 Loans & Renewals
Certain adult media items-DVDs, and Audiobooks can only be checked out to patrons who are 18 years or older. Music CDs may be checked out on a Young Adult card.
The last checkout time for DVDs is 15 minutes before closing.
Patrons may renew their materials online by clicking on “My Account” accessible from the Library’s Home Page.
Summer reading books and items on hold may not be renewed.               

Material
Loan Period
Renewals
New Books
14 days
7 days
Adult Books
28 days
14 days
Juvenile Books
28 days
14 days
Summer Reading Materials
(Grades 2-8, Any) Nov-Apr
28 days
14 days
Summer Reading Materials
(Grades 2-8, Any)May-Oct
14 days
No renewals
Summer Reading Materials
(Grades 9-12, Any)Nov-Apr
28 days
14 days
Summer Reading Materials
(Grades 9-12, Any)May-Oct
14 days
No renewals
Adult Audiobooks
(Cassettes and CDs)
28 days
14 days
Juvenile Audiobooks
28 days
14 days
DVDs
3 days
1 day
Non-Fiction DVDs
7 days
3 days
CDs
7 days
7 days
CD-Rom Software
7 days
7 days

 Fines and Fees

Material
Daily Fines
Maximum
New books
$.25
$10.00
Adult Books
$.25
$10.00
Juvenile Books
$.10
$10.00
Summer Reading Materials
(Grades 2-8, Any) Nov-May
$.10
$10.00
Summer Reading Materials
(Grades 2-8, Any) June-Oct
$.25
$10.00
Summer Reading Materials
(Grades 9-12, Any)
$.25
$10.00
Adult Audiobooks
(Cassettes and CDs)
$.25
$10.00
Juvenile Audiobooks
$.10
$5.00
DVDs
$1.00
$10.00
CDs
$.25
$10.00
CD-Rom Software
$1.00
$10.00

 Miscellaneous Fees

Event
Fee
Replacement Card
$3.00
Processing fee for Lost or Damaged Items
$5.00
Missing Barcode
$.50
Incomplete Media items
(DVD, CD, CD-Rom returned without cover art, liner notes, booklets, and/or accessories)
Designated replacement cost
Collection Agency Fee
$10.00

 Summer Reading Books
To ensure that everyone has a chance to access the Summer Reading Collection, the following special rules will apply:
·         14 day loan period during May-Oct
·         No renewals during May-Oct
·         Only 2 Children’s books (Grades 2-8, Any) or 1 High School Book (Grades 9-12, Any) may be checked out on an individual library card at one time.
·         No reserves allowed.