Visiting the Library

Branches We are operating with limited hours. Get more information about our branch hours and locations.
Masks All patrons must wear a mask to enter the library. If you are unable to wear a mask for any reason, but still would like library materials, please contact your local branch.
Collections Patrons are welcome to browse the collection and check out materials during our regular open hours.
Search the collection and use downloadable items 24/7.
Computers Patrons are welcome to use our public computers, including Chromebooks, during our regular open hours.
Wifi Wifi is turned on 24/7 at all our branches, and can be accessed from outside most buildings even when we are not open.
Visits We are asking patrons to limit their time in the branch to 30 minutes as we’re operating under a 25% capacity limit per New Jersey administrative and executive orders.

Borrowing from SCLSNJ

Checkouts Available. Get more information about borrowing rules and limits.
For a contactless experience checking out materials, download the SCLSNJ App. In addition to checking out items you can also use our app to search for materials, put items on hold, and maintain your library account and those of other members of your household.
Bookdrops Not available. Our book drops are closed so that we can minimize the number of times our staff handle materials. Returns are accepted inside during open hours. SCLSNJ is following the guidelines put forth by the REALM study.
Returns Materials will be quarantined for 96 hours upon return. After approximately 96 hours we will check in the materials and waive any fines. The items will remain on your account until we are able to safely check in materials.
Overdue Fines We’re waiving new fines until October 31, 2020.
Holds Available. Get more information about holds.

Services

Programs and Events Virtual programs are available online. Get more information about our virtual programs.
Book Donations Not available. As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to accept donations at this time.
Community Donations Not available. The library will not be a collection site for community donation programs until further notice.
Exam Proctoring Available. Get more information about setting up in-person exam proctoring.
Friends of the Library Book Sales Not available. All book sales are suspended until further notice.
Notary Services Available. Get more information about notary services.
Meeting Rooms Not available.
Passport Services Available. Get more information about passport services.
Reference and Information Available. Visit, call, email, chat, or text.
Toys and Games Not available.