The Jefferson Township Public Library offers a wide variety of services for Jefferson Township community members.
Our goal is to provide excellent customer service, a friendly and sociable atmosphere, and professional assistance to help you make the most of your library.
We offer book drops as a convenient way for you to return books outside of the library's hours.
There are three book drops at the library. Two are located in front of the library's main entrance -- one for books and one for media. One (for books only) is located near the library's side entrance.
There is also a book drop in front of Adam's Bagels in the Jefferson Diner Shopping center on Rt. 15.
Computers, Photocopiers, Fax
The library has 17 computers, and 2 printers (one black and white, one color), 1 black/white photocopier, and 1 scanner for public use. The computers offer access to the MAIN web catalog, the Internet, and a variety of databases. Most of them provide access to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher.
In addition, there are six tablets in the children's area offering a variety of learning software and games.
Photocopies, printed pages, and scans are available at $.10 per page
The library staff will fax your document for you.
973 area code: $3.00 first page; $1.00 per additional page
Outside 973 area code: $3.00 first page; $2.00 per additional page
A paper shredder is available for public use. It is located next to the library photocopier.
*** Please note that all payments made to Jefferson Township Public Library must be with CASH or CHECK only. We do not accept credit or debit cards for payment***
Handicapped parking is located on the right side of the building. (Go to the end of the parking lot and make a left up into the back lot.)
The library's meeting room is called the Riker Room, and it's maximum capacity is 49 people. The room is available for public use.
Click here to fill out an online application, which must be approved by the Library Director.
If you prefer to fill out a hardcopy form you may submit it via mail, fax, or drop-off at the library.
Notary services are free for all residents of Jefferson Township.
Patrons seeking Notary Services must first call the library (973)208-6244 to make an appointment.
A Library Notary will witness a person signing a document or signing a sworn statement on a document. The Library Notary documents that:
The signer of the document appeared before the Notary,
The Notary positively identified the signer; and
The signer both acknowledged the signature as their own, and that the signature was made willingly
Our Library Notaries are not attorneys licensed to practice law and may not give legal advice about immigration or any other legal matter, or accept fees for legal advice.
Document(s) must be completed in full, with the exception of the signature portion, which must be signed in front of the Notary during the appointment.
A valid photo of identification is required, this can include: a passport, driver’s license, or non-driver identification card, which is current or expired not more than three years before the performance of the notarial act.
Documents in languages other than English cannot be notarized.
New Jersey Law requires Library Notaries and signers be able to directly communicate, a translator is not permitted to communicate between the Notary and the signer.
Library Notary service is not available for deeds, mortgages and other real estate-related documents, wills, living wills, living trusts, codicils, depositions, birth certificates, marriage licenses, I-9 forms, or powers of attorney.
If a document requires a witness, the library will not provide witnesses and patrons from the library may not be solicited to bear witness. To serve as a witness, one must:
Accompany the signer to their appointment
Personally know the individual signing the document
Bring government issued identification
In accordance with New Jersey Notarial Law, Notaries will not provide service if the customer, document or circumstances of the request for Notary service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty for the Library. In this event, the Library Notary may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary service.
To review the details of New Jersey’s Notary Policy Manual: https://www.nj.gov/treasury/revenue/pdf/NotaryPublicManual.pdf
Reciprocal Borrowing - Open Borrowing
The Jefferson Township Public Library is a member of the Open Borrowing Program. You may use your library card to borrow from over 150 participating public libraries.
To utlize other library's services, you may obtain a green "Open Borrower" sticker at the library's circulation desk. An "Open Borrower" sticker identifies you as a patron in good standing and allows you to use their library.
Click here for a list of participating libraries.
Bring your laptop to the library. We’re a WiFi Hot Spot, offering wireless connectivity to the Internet.