How Do I?
Find answers to the questions most often asked by users -- and potential users -- of the library in this section.
Simply click on the links on the left for answers to frequently asked questions. If you have a question not listed here, please call the library at 973-208-6244.
Donate a used Book
The library accepts small donations of books, CDs and DVDs. Please bring donated materials in plastic shopping bags, with a limit of 2-3 bags. We cannot accept encyclopedias, magazines, condensed books, textbooks, records, cassette tapes, videocassettes, or any material in poor condition.
The Morris County Library offers a link with suggestions on where to donate your used books. Click here for more information.
Find a Book
Go directly to the MAIN Catalog.
Search for an item by title, author, keyword, or subject.
Find out how long I can keep a book
Library loan periods are:
Books – 28 days
Magazines, books on tape or CD, and music CDs – 14 days
DVDs – 7 days
Please note that loan periods for items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan may vary.
Get a Library Card
All Jefferson Township residents aged 4 and up are eligible for a free library card.
Bring proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill) to the library to apply for and receive your card. You may also apply online right here and pick up your card at the library.
Renew a Book
- Visit the MAIN Catalog and enter your Library Card# and PIN#.
- Select Items Out/Renewals from top menu bar.
- Renew all, or selected, items.
Request a Book
You may request a book in person, by telephone, or online.
To request a book by telephone, please call 973-208-6244
To request a book online, visit the MAIN catalog:
- Search by keyword, title, author, subject, etc.
- At the bottom of the displayed record, select Place Request.
- Enter your Library Card # and PIN#
- Select Pickup Library, and submit request.
Request items not found in the Library Catalog
If you do not find what you are looking for in the MAIN catalog, you may
- click here to search Libraries outside of Morris County (JerseyCat)
fill out a paper request form available at the library’s main desk
call the library at 973-208-6244 and we will place a request for you
Research a Topic
In addition to books in the library's general and reference collections, you may visit our Research Tools for a list of available databases.
A Reference Librarian is available at email@example.com if you would like to email a question or a request for information.