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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 or government ID showing a Linden address
  2. If you do not possess a current New Jersey driver’s license, you must present two forms of ID, one from each of the following categories:

CATEGORY A

  • Utility Bill (phone, gas, electric)
  • Payroll Stub
  • Bank Account Statement
  • Property Tax Bill
  • Rental Lease (showing your name and a Linden address)

CATEGORY B

  • Social Security card
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Senior ID
  • Current Driver’s License with out-of-town address

CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS (PRE-SCHOOL – AGE 17)

 

To obtain a Linden Library card for children and young adults:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 such as DVDs and Audiobooks can only be checked out to patrons who are 18 years or older.

Patrons may renew their materials online by heading over to the “My Account” portal.

Summer reading books and items with holds 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 Mid Sept.-Mid June 28 Days 14 Days
Summer Reading Materials Mid June-Mid Sept. 14 Days No Renewals
Adult Audiobooks (Cassettes & CDs) 28 Days 14 Days
Juvenile Audiobooks 28 Days 14 Days
DVDs 7 Days 1 Day
DVDs (Non-Fiction and full season tv series) 7 Days 3 Day
CDs 7 Days 7 Days

FINES & FEES

MATERIAL DAILY FINES MAXIMUM FINE
New Books $0.25 $10.00
Adult Books $0.25 $10.00
Juvenile Books $0.10 $10.00
Summer Reading Materials Nov-May $0.10 $10.00
Summer Reading Materials Jun-Oct $0.25 $10.00
Adult Audiobooks $0.25 $10.00
Juvenile Audiobooks $0.10 $5.00
DVDs $1.00 $10.00
CDs $0.25 $10.00

MISCELLANEOUS FEES

EVENT FEE
Fax Transmission Services $1.75 (First Page) & $1.00 (Each Additional Page)
Replacement Card $3.00
Incomplete Media Items ** Designated Replacement Cost

** “Incomplete Media Items” includes DVDs, CDs and CD-Roms returned without cover art, liner notes, booklets, and/or accessories.

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
  • Only 2 Children’s books (Grades 2-5), 1 middle school (Grades 6-8), and 1 High School Book (Grades 9-12) may be checked out on an individual library card at one time.
  • No reserves allowed
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mayor Derek Armstead
Trustee #1

Daniel Yamakaitis
Alternate to Mayor

Dr. Marnie Hazelton
Trustee #2 (Superintendent of Schools)

Maria Colish
Alternate to Superintendent

Dr. Berghammer
2022 President
Trustee #9

Dorota Kotowski
2022 Vice President

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Treasurer
Trustee #5

Unfilled
Trustee #4

Unfilled
Trustee #3

Susan Stanch
Trustee #6

Debora Azevedo
Trustee #7

Iana Byrd
Trustee #8

Michele Yamakaitis
Council Liaison

LIBRARY HOURS
  • Monday: 9am - 9pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: Closed
LOCATION

Linden Free Public Library
31 East Henry Street
Linden, NJ 07036

Tel: (908) 298.3830

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