Services

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.


Services

Bookdrops

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. 
Fees:
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

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.)

Meeting Room

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 Public

Notary Services

Notary Services

Notary services are free to all patrons.

We ask that patrons seeking Notary Service should first call the Library (973)208-6244 to set up an appointment when the Notary is available.

Procedures

Library Notaries 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

 Guidelines

Patrons may not sign the document prior to the Notary appointment. All blank spaces within a document must be filled in, the Notary cannot sign a document with blank spaces. If a line is not applicable, please write in N/A. 

A government issued photo identification is required when appearing in front of the Notary. This can include:

  • Driver's License
  • Non-driver ID issued by the Motor Vehicle Commission
  • U.S. or foreign passport
  • U.S. Military ID
  • Green Card

Documents in languages other than English cannot be notarized.

Library Notaries must be able to communicate directly to the signer, a translator is not permitted to communicate between the Notary and the signer.

If the document requires a witness (or witnesses), the library will not provide one for the signer, and other patrons at the library may not be approached to bear witness.

  • A witness must accompany the signer at the their appointment
  • A witness must personally know the individual signing the document
  • A witness must bring a government issued ID

Certain public documents cannot be copied and notarized. Some examples are: birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates. 

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.

WiFi

Bring your laptop to the library. We’re a WiFi Hot Spot, offering wireless connectivity to the Internet.