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Morris County Residents Without Local Libraries
Netcong residents can also apply for a card at the Mount Olive library. This card is honored only at Mount Olive and Morris County Libraries. Temporary Cards
Our library participates in Open Borrowing which allows patrons from the Morris County Library to borrow materials directly, in person, from participating PALS, LMxAC, Sussex and Warren County libraries. For additional information and a complete list of participating libraries, please click here or contact the Morris County Library Circulation Department at 973 285-6930.
Employees of companies in Morris County, who work in Morris County but do not reside in Morris County, may be able to obtain a courtesy card from the local library in the town in which the employer is located. For details, contact that local public library.
Handicapped Access Cards
An access card is required for use of the library's handicapped entrance. The handicapped entrance is located on the eastern (right) side of the front of the library. Eight handicapped parking spaces are located adjacent to the handicapped entrance. Ring the bell if your card does not open the door.
For additional information, please contact the Circulation Department at (973) 285-6930.
Loan periods for most MCL-owned items are as follows:
Overdue fines on materials charged out from the Morris County Library are 10 cents per day. The Morris County Library offers its patrons two grace days beyond the due date. Items returned within this time period do not accumulate fines.
NOTE: Local libraries have different fine policies. Contact your library, or the lending library, for more information.
When library materials are not returned on time, the library mails overdue notices to patrons, requesting that the outstanding materials be returned. Two overdue notices and one bill notice is sent. Following the bill notice, a letter will be sent listing the outstanding items and their replacement cost, and requesting that the patron contact the library immediately. If the patron does not contact the library within fifteen (15) days after receipt of this letter, the account will be turned over to a collection agency in order to retrieve the items or the cost of the items. An additional $15 collection fee is added to these accounts.
Renewing Library Materials
All MCL-owned library materials may be renewed two times if there are no holds on these materials and if the renewal limit has not been exceeded. Local libraries have different renewal policies. Contact your local library regarding its policy.
Lost or Damaged Materials
Please contact the Circulation Desk (973 285-6930) if MCL material has been damaged or lost. Cash, checks and money orders accepted, payable to the County of Morris. We do not accept replacement copies or give refunds.
Reserving materials (placing holds)
There are two ways to reserve materials you want to obtain from the Morris County Library. You can contact the Book Information desk (973 285-6970) to place holds on books, or the Media Reference Desk (973 285-6979) to place holds on media items including DVDs, videos, music CDs, and other materials. You can also place holds using the online M.A.I.N. catalog. Simply search for the item you are seeking, and then select the appropriate links to reserve your items. You will need both your library card number (barcode number) and your PIN (Personal Identification Number) in order to reserve items online.
Picking up reserved items for others:
To pick up reserved materials for family or friends, you need to present the library card of the person who reserved the item. If you do not have the card, the reserving patron's library account must include authorization for the person picking up the hold. Authorizations must be done in person at any M.A.I.N. library.
Privacy: protecting your personal data
Morris County Library will attempt to borrow materials not owned in MAIN libraries for you, first, from NJ libraries and, second, from up to 10 libraries around the country.
We ask that you
1) Return these materials owned by other libraries on time. We will not submit new borrow requests for you when there are overdue items. Our borrowing privileges will be suspended by many libraries if we do not return items promptly. Loans can only be renewed at the discretion of the owning library. Please contact the Reference Desk if you would like to renew a loan: 973-285-6969.
2) Restrict yourself to 10 items charged out, at a time.
3) Do not request materials published in the current year. They are rarely lent, including by us to others.
4) Please submit no more than five (5) interlibrary loan requests per week.
(a) Fines will be collected on overdue interlibrary loans.
(b) Interlibrary materials borrowed by MCL must be picked up and dropped off at MCL.
Morris County Library takes appropriate measures to help protect the information in your library records to help protect your privacy. New Jersey Law - NJSA 18A:73-43.2, Confidentiality of library users' records: Library records which contain the names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of libraries are confidential and shall not be disclosed except in the following circumstances.
a. The records are necessary for the proper operation of the
b. Disclosure is requested by the user; or
c. Disclosure is required pursuant to a subpoena issued by a
court or court order. L.1985, c. 172, §2, eff. May 31, 1985.
Privacy: protecting your personal data