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Those who wish to register for a library card may do so at the Main Circulation Desk. School children and/or those under 18 years of age shall be provided a card upon completion of an application that must also be signed by a legal guardian. Children must be present to receive a card.
Borrower cards may be issued free of charge to persons who reside, work pay real estate taxes or attend an accredited school in Monroe Township upon completion of required application and presentation of acceptable identification. Non-resident cards are issued for $25.00 per person, per year to those who do not fall into the above categories.
As long as there is no reserve or hold on an item and it is not overdue, telephone renewals are accepted during regular Library operating hours. You may also renew items online by Clicking Here.
Movies in the regular collection are good for 2 weeks, just like a book. New movies (located on the shelf as soon as you enter the library) are good for $1 per night, 3 movies max.
Please speak directly to a staff member (1-856-629-1212 ext. 210 or 211) to renew your item(s).
Most renewals are for a two-week period.
While we don’t put a limit on how many items you can check out at a time, the Library does ask that you only check out 4 items per subject at a time so other patrons have the ability to access similar information.
No food or drink is permitted inside the library, but patrons may eat and drink in the cafe. Vending machines are provided.
Children under the age of 12 years MUST be accompanied by an adult (18+ years) at all times.
There is no cell phone use in the library. Please have your phone conversations quietly in the main entrance lobby or in our garden.
The library is happy to receive your book donations, but please be aware of our book.
The Free Public Library of Monroe Township appreciates the many donations of new and used books and non-print materials that are received each year. Each item is evaluated by one of the professional librarians to determine their condition and if they fill a need in the collection. Other donations that are not catalogued are put into the outgoing book sale in the Library’s store or given to the Friends of the Library for their biannual book sale. In this effort, the Library and Library Friends have to be selective taking into consideration space relevance, condition, need and labor. All proceeds from book sales are used to enhance the library programs, services and the collection. The Library reserves the right to utilize or dispose materials as warranted.
Once items are donated, they become the sole property of the library who then determines their disposition. Items will not be returned to the donor. No conditions as to their use may be imposed by the donor. In addition to the materials, all cartons, bags containers, etc that are used to deliver the items will also become the property of the Library. No boxes, containers, etc will be held for return.
All donated items should be brought to the Circulation Desk. Items left outside will have to be automatically discarded.
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Audio Books2 weeks
Music CDs2 weeks
Select DVDs1 - 3 nights
Reference MaterialsDo not circulate
Adult Newspapers/MagazinesDo not circulate
Children/Teens Magazines2 weeks
Adult Items (overdue)$0.20/day
Juvenile Items (overdue)$0.20/day
Select DVDs (checkout)$1.00 per night
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For a smaller study room contact the Reference Desk as 856-629-1212 x206. For a larger conference room please contact Karen Uhl at 856-629-1212 x203. She will provide you with a detailed room use policy that will need to be signed and returned with the deposit, a Certificate of Insurance and either a business card or company letterhead.
Meeting Room A and Meeting Room B can be used separately or together.
Both Meeting Rooms can hold 266 people standing, 190 people with just chairs and 89 people with chairs and tables (as per the fire code).
The rooms are equipped with the following:
Meeting Room C, our newest meeeting room, is equiped with a stage. Meeting Room C also has an enterance from the Marsha Avenue parking lot. At this time there is no sound system or projection system in this meeting room.
The rooms can only be used during regular library hours. Users are responsible for setting the room up and returning it to its original condition. Users must bring their own coffee, plates, cups and other supplies. There is a cleaning charge if the room is not left properly.
Please note that there is a fee to use these rooms. Half of the fee is due at the time of scheduling a room, with the remaining balance due at the end of the event.
If you are interested in using one or both of the Meeting Rooms, please contact Karen Uhl at 856-629-1212 ext 203. She will provide you with a detailed room use policy that will need to be signed and returned with the deposit, a Certificate of Insurance and either a business card or company letterhead.
The library has four study/tutor rooms available for public use during regular library hours. Each room is equipped with WiFi access, table, chairs and electrical outlets. Rooms must be reserved in advance in accordance with the following policy:
Study rooms may be reserved in advance by speaking to the Librarian at the Reference Desk or by calling 856-629-1212 ext 206.
Your library has a total of 28 public web computers. All library patrons with an active and valid library card are given access to these computers. Non-Members can join the library or purchase a guest pass at the Circulation Desk.
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Our Story Room is a spacious room where kids can listen to stories, watch cartoons and do crafts. It has its own sink for washing hands, storage cabinets for storage of craft materials and a door to the outdoor children's courtyard. Best of all, a flick of a switch lights up a ceiling full of stars!
The Story Room is NOT open for public.
The library store sells used books for fifty cents or a dollar.
We also have Library bags, bookmarks, travel mugs and more!
Our garden is a beautifully landscaped haven for our patrons to escape and enjoy a good book. The garden has a screened gazebo with chairs, picnic table and benches.
The library features a large collection of periodicals and magazines that we invite you to browse while enjoying the relaxing fireplace.
The library cafe is a place to sit with your laptop or book and enjoy a cup of coffee or snack. It features a sink, tables and chairs and vending machines.
WiFi access is available.
-Please note that food and drink are not permitted inside the main library.
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(5 Year Term) Mayor Appointments Advice and Consent of Council
(N.J.S.A. 40:54-9 et.al.)Apply for Membership
Term Expires: 12/31/22
Term Expires: 12/31/21
Term Expires: 12/31/23
Robin S. Lewis
Term Expires: 12/31/25
John Pohler Jr.
Term Expires: 12/31/24
Superintendent of School Proxy
School Board Proxy
Cncl. Ron Garbowski
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We are a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides supplemental funding for programs and special needs of the library not included in the budget. We promote the library as a center for education, cultural enrichment and entertainment in the community as well as recruiting and developing volunteers to serve with us as ambassadors of the library.
Members of the Friends of the Library are made up of local residents and businesses who like you, recognize all that the Monroe Township Public Library has to offer our community and want to support it. The Friends raise money through fundraising to offer financial support for various library programs. The Friends also promote awareness of the Library and the services offered to the community.
A huge selection of fiction & non-fiction, crafts, travel, health, and more. Teen and children’s books, too. Please bring your own bags/boxes to take your purchases home. Or purchase a Monroe Library tote bag for $3. Pick up some great bargains! All proceeds benefit The Free Public Library of Monroe Township. Find a bargain and support the library!
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