Borrowing and Loan Periods

Registration

All Little Silver residents and business owners/employees are entitled to a free library card. Proof of residency/employment is required. Children are eligible for their own cards at the age of 5 years. Non-resident cards are available at a non-refundable fee of $30 per year. Lost library cards will be replaced for a charge of $1.00.

Here is the link to the form to fill out and bring in to apply for a library card.

Circulation Rules

Books

  • Adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction books circulate for two weeks.
  • All books may be renewed unless there is a reserve list for them. Books may be renewed twice for an additional two weeks each, for a total of six weeks.
  • A book on reserve may not be renewed.
  • Fines for overdue books are .10 per day up to a maximum of $2.00 for an adult book and $1.00 for a juvenile book.

Books on CD

  • Circulate for two weeks and are renewable like books.
  • Fines are .10 per day up to a maximum of $2.00 for an adult book on cd and $1.00 for juvenile books on cd.

Monmouth County DVDs

  • DVDs circulate 2 per family for 2 days.
  • Patron must be 16 years of age.
  • DVDs may be renewed if not on reserve.
  • Fines for overdue DVDs are $2.00 per day up to a maximum fine of $10.

Little Silver DVDs:

  • DVDs circulate up to a maximum of 4 per family unit (all living in same household).
  • DVDs may be renewed if not on reserve.
  • Patron must be 16 years of age.
  • Fines for overdue DVDs are .25 per day up to a maximum fine of $5.00.

Borrower is financially responsible for all DVDS. The retail price will be charged for a lost or damaged DVD.

Borrower agrees to abide by the copyright provision in Title 17, US Code, Section 501-506.

This institution will not be held financially responsible for any damage to a DVD player incurred while viewing our library DVDS.

Museum Passes

Museum of Natural History
  • Vouchers may only be distributed to patrons 18 and older whose accounts have no fines and are in good standing.
  •  Each household may be given a maximum of 4 vouchers per year.
  • Vouchers are a one-time use and do not need to be returned.
The Grounds for Sculpture & Intrepid Air & Space Museum
  • Passes may be checked out to patrons 18 and older whose accounts have no fines and are in good standing.
  • Passes circulate for 3 days and must be returned directly to a staff member during library business hours and may not be returned in the book drop due to liability claims.
  • A fine of $5.00 may be charged for a lost case.
  • Fines for overdue passes are $5.00 per day up to a maximum fine of $50.00.
  • If the museum pass is lost or damaged beyond repair, the borrower owes the replacement price of the pass. ($400 for the Guggenheim and $500 for the Intrepid Air & Space Museum.)
  • Patrons may not place holds on these passes, but are dealt at a first-come-first-serve basis.

Reserves

All library materials may be reserved either over the phone, on the computer or in person. There is a maximum of three reserves per person per day.

Inter-Library Loans

The Little Silver Public Library can obtain materials from other libraries in Monmouth County and other libraries throughout the United States through the State Library. Overdue fines for books obtained via Inter-Library loan are .50 per day. Inter-Library Loan books are checked out for 3 weeks and cannot be renewed.

Periodicals

  • Current issues do no circulate.
  • No more than 10 periodicals per patron.

Library Delivery

Delivery is available to our patrons who are temporarily confined to their homes.

Library Suspensions/Library’s Code of Conduct

Suspension of library borrowing privileges:

  • Fines in excess of $10.00.
  • Minimum of one library item overdue by six weeks.
  • Non-adherence to library rules of conduct.

At the discretion of the Library Director, and with good cause, suspension of privileges may be overridden.

Local ordinances pertaining to the Library are indicated in the index to the Borough of Little Silver Ordinances. The ordinances are located at the Circulation Desk.

These policies were reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees.