Getting a Library Card

Library cards are available to anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Roselle. There is no charge for the first card issued. There is a $5.00 replacement fee for lost cards.


It only takes a few minutes to get a library card and it provides access to a world of free resources. Library card applicants must provide proof of address, enrollment, or employment. Persons under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign the application. Parents are responsible for fees charged to a minor’s library card.

Library cards for Roselle residents expire after three years.  They may be renewed.


If you are not a resident, enrolled in school, or employed in Roselle, but you reside in any of the municipalities that participate in the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Associated Libraries (M.U.R.A.L.), you are eligible to register for borrowing privileges. Participating communities include:

  • Berkeley Heights
  •  Bound Brook
  •  Carteret
  •  Clark
  • Cranbury
  • Cranford
  •  Dunellen
  • Edison
  • Elizabeth
  • Fanwood
  • Garwood
  • Highland Park
  • Hillside 
  • Jamesburg
  • Linden
  • Long Branch
  • New Province
  • North Brunswick
  • Old Bridge
  • Perth Amboy
  • Plainfield
  • Rahway
  • Roselle
  • Roselle Park
  • Sayreville
  • Scotch Plains
  • Somerville
  • South Amboy
  • South Brunswick
  • South Plainfield
  • South River
  • Spotswood
  • Springfield
  • Union
  • Westfield

Anyone registering at the Roselle Public Library through the M.U.R.A.L. agreement must have a library card in good standing from their home library.  People who are neither residents, nor M.U.R.A.L. participants may purchase an annual card for $40.00 per year. All categories of non-resident borrowing privileges are issued for a one year period and proof of eligibility must be presented at the time of renewal.

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