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Circulation/Adult Services

Supervisor:  Shombay Burton 973-321-1223


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  • How to get a library card?
    • To join
      • Paterson residents, property owners and those who work in Paterson can get a card for free. Adults must present two acceptable proofs of address and for those who work in Paterson but do not live here, additional verification of address and employment must be shown.
        Anyone 17 years old or younger must have a parent or guardian  (who either has an up-to-date library card or two proofs of address) present in order to join.  Parents/guardians are responsible for any and all materials borrowed by the minor.

        Each year cardholder addresses will be verified by our staff.

    • You may borrow

      • Unlimited number of non-fiction books
        Unlimited number of fiction books
        All  books - 21-day loan

        Audiobooks - 21-day loan, maximum of 5 at any time

        Music CD's - 21-day loan, maximum of 3 at any time

        DVD's - 7-day loan, maximum of 3 DVD's at any time

        Only patrons categorized as adults may take out videos or DVD's

        Renewals can be processed online - RENEW  - on the phone - 973-321-1223 - or in person, at your discretion.  All books can be renewed twice except new books which cannot be renewed.   Audio books can be renewed twice.   Music CD's, videotapes and  DVD's can be renewed once.

         

    • Fines
      • Everything but DVD's - 10 cents per day
        DVD's - $1.00 per day

    There is a replacement cost for lost or damaged materials.  If the account goes to collection the costs increase.


  • INTERLIBRARY LOANS
    • Any book the library does not own may be easily borrowed from another library.  Call 973-321-1223 ext. 2295 or stop at the Circulation Desk or the Reference Desk for more information.

  • RECIPROCAL (OR OPEN) BORROWING
    • If your library card has a green sticker on it (indicating Open Borrowing privileges) you may borrow books from libraries within Passaic, Bergen, Morris, Sussex, Warren, Middlesex and parts of Union and Essex Counties.  If you don't have a green sticker, stop in at one of our locations to get one - it expands your book choices incredibly!
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