Policies

 

Applying For a Library Card

Any resident of Deptford Township is eligible for a Deptford Free Public Library card.  In order to register, the patron must supply one form of photo ID and one proof of address.  A valid New Jersey Driver’s License will satisfy both of these requirements.  In addition to identification, the library will require the contact information of a friend, neighbor, or relative who does not share your current address or phone number to serve as an emergency contact.

Juveniles under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must provide the above identification and a parental signature, taking responsibility for the juvenile’s card.

Library cards must be renewed every two years for the library to maintain accurate records.

Library Card Replacement Fee

There is a $3.00 fee for the replacement of a lost, stolen or damaged library card.

Circulation Policies

In order to check out library materials, a patron must present a valid library card at the circulation desk.  In the absence of a library card, a valid photo ID and proof of address may be used instead.

DVDs may be rented from the Deptford Free Public Library for the charge of $1.00 for 7 days, up to a limit of 5.

Loan Periods

Books: 14 days

Magazines: 14 days

Audio Books: 14 days

DVDs: 7 days

Late Fees

Books/Audio books:  $0.05 per item per day overdue

DVDs:  $1.00 per DVD per day overdue

Public Computers

The library currently offers 10 public computers with internet access and printer capabilities for patron use.  Please present a valid library card or valid photo ID at the circulation desk to access the computers.

Fees for Printing

Black & White: $0.15 per page

Color: $0.50 per page