The Newark Public Library is offering you the opportunity for you to apply for a Library Card or renew your Library Card online. The application is offered both in English and in Spanish.
What is a Library card?
A library card serves similar functions as a membership card. A person who holds a library card has borrowing or other privileges associated with the issuing library.
How do Library cards work?
You can use a Public Library Card to:
request books and other collection material to use inside the Public Library. You can borrow some of the Library’s books and other collection material through other libraries.
What does the word borrow mean?
The word borrow means to take something and use it temporarily.
Why do Library cards expire?
Library cards need to be renewed periodically, in order to help keep library records up to date. This also helps protect patron privacy, as expired cards are eventually purged from the system.
What is a Library patron?
A patron is a person who uses the services of a Library.
Here are 4 reasons why you should have a Newark Public Library Card:
- It’s free!
- You can use your public library without ever leaving your home.
- Getting a library card helps your library get better funding.
- Your library card provides you with a wealth of benefits and resources including access to thousands of books, dozens of databases, and the services of New Jersey’s largest public library.
Please click the link below to find out about The Newark Public Library Borrowing Services. Here you will find out the types of Library Card memberships offered, patron services, privileges, and responsibilities.
If you want a library card, please click the link below to complete the online application to get a Newark Public Library Card.