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Borrow Material

For your protection, you must present your card each time you check out items. Without a card, we cannot check out materials to you. Any item borrowed on a library card is the responsibility of that card holder. Please do not give you library card to others - you will be responsible for their overdue and lost item charges.

The circulation desk closes 15 minute before the building. Please check out materials no later than fifteen minutes before closing time.

Loan Periods & Renewals

Loan Periods and Renewals

All print material may be checked out for a 2 week loan period. Print items may be renewed twice unless there is a hold on the item or it is on the summer reading list. Items may be renewed online, on the phone, or in person. To renew items online, you will need your library card and PIN number. To renew items, select “My account” and then, “Renew My Materials."

DVDs may be checked out for a 3 day loan period. DVDs must be renewed in person and may be renewed only once. There is a a$1.00 fee for renewing a DVD.

For your convenience, you may either return your items to the staff at the circulation desk, leave items in the drop at the circulation desk, or deposit materials in the blue drop box located by the front steps of the library. The blue drop box is open 24/7 and all library materials may be returned there.

Place Holds

Holds and Interlibrary Loans

If an item is not available in Roselle, you can place a hold on it in person, online, or by phone. You may place holds on items that belong to other LMxAC libraries. Materials from other libraries are subject to the lending policies of the library that owns the item. 

To place a hold online, login with your library card barcode and PIN number. When you have completed your search and are ready to reserve an item, select "Details" of library item and then select the "Place Hold." Be sure to click "OK" before closing page.

You will be notified when your hold is available either through the phone contact, or website information, you registered with us. The average wait for holds is between 1 - 2 weeks. Holds cannot be placed on Roselle movies or reference materials, but some other libraries may allow it.

Borrow from other Libraries

Borrowing from other Libraries

The Roselle Public Library belongs to a consortium of libraries (LMxAC) and to M.U.R.A.L., permitting any Roselle card holder in good standing to use his or her library card at nearly any other library in Union or Middlesex. This greatly expands the collection and library programs available to you. To see what is available through LMxAC, search our catalog and select “All Libraries”. To see what items are available through M.U.R.A.L., please check JerseyCat.org.

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