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Library FAQs

When is the library open?
The Richard D. Gardner, Northeast, and Southwest Branches are open to the public during these hours:

   Monday -  Thursday: 9am - 8pm
   Friday: 9am - 6pm
   Saturday: 9am - 4pm

The Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch is closed for renovations. However, a temporary location is open at 346 High Street, Hope, NJ. It is in the basement of the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Mary. Hours at the Hope location are as follows:
   Monday & Wednesday: 12:30pm -  8pm
   Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am - 4:30pm

Where can I return library materials?
Materials can be returned at the Richard D. Gardner Branch, Northeast Branch, Southwest Branch, Blairstown Municipal Building, Hope Location (346 High St.), and the book drop at the Washington ShopRite.

Where is the Richard D. Gardner Branch of the library located?
The Richard D. Gardner Branch is the new name for the Headquarters building. It's a new name, but it's the same location at 2 Shotwell Dr., Belvidere, NJ.

How do I contact the library staff?
To ask staff a question, you may contact us online via text, chat, or e-mail:

How can I register for a library card?
1. To register for a library card, please fill out the online registration form:
If you are eligible for a library card (please see “Library Membership” for information about eligibility:, staff will provide you with a library card number which you can begin using immediately to access all online resources, including e-books. A library card will then be mailed to the address you provided.
2. You can also visit any of our branches in person to register for a library card. Please bring with you a current form of identification showing your address.

How do I renew my card?
You can renew your card onlineYou can also renew your card by visiting any of our branches with a current form of identification showing your address.

How do I register for library programs?
1. Go to, the library's website.
2. Click on Event Calendar.
3. Find the event you want to attend and click on it.
4. A pop-up box appears with the program description. Click on View More at the bottom of that box.
5. Fill out the registration form and click on Submit.

Where can I find a list of library programs?
Visit our Event Calendar:

Can my organization reserve a meeting room?
To reserve a meeting room, please review the Meeting Room Policy and fill out the application. The completed application, insurance requirement checklist, and required documents can be emailed to, dropped off at a branch of the Warren County Library, or mailed to Warren County Library, Attn: Director, 2 Shotwell Drive, Belvidere, NJ 07823.
*Only groups with insurance need to fill out and sign the Insurance Requirement Checklist and Acknowledgment and Agreement of Meeting Room Policies and Compliance with Terms and Conditions of Use.

How do I reserve a small study room?
The two study rooms at the Gardner Branch can be reserved online.

How do I access e-books?
For information about downloading e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and more, please visit our Ebooks & More webpage:

Are homebound services available?
Homebound services are being offered in a reduced capacity. Staff will be contacting our homebound members to discuss our modified services.

Does the library have WiFi?
There is WiFi is available at all of our library buildings. You can access our Wifi from inside the building as well as from the safety of your car in our parking lots.

How can I request an ILL (Interlibrary Loan)?
Looking for an item not owned by the Warren County Library System? We can try to borrow it from another library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). In order to request an ILL, fill out a request slip at the circulation desk. You will need to provide information such as author, title, or ISBN number in order for the staff to locate the item. For more information regarding ILL, you can contact the ILL staff: 908-818-1280. You can also request items directly through JerseyCat, our interlibrary loan system.

Can I use my library card at any branch?
You can use your library card at any of our four branches. We also participate in Open Borrowing, which means you can use your card at over 75 northern NJ libraries.

How do I access my account online?
Visit our website,, and click on 'My Library Account' in the top left corner. You will be prompted to enter your library card number (without spaces) and PIN. From here, you can view your account information, including all items on hold and items checked out. 

How do I look up a book on the computer?
In our catalog,, enter your search terms in the space at the top of the page.  You can enter either the title, author, or subject of the item you want.

How can I place an item on hold?
Locate the item in our online catalog and click on "Place Hold."  A box will come up asking for your library card number and PIN.  Enter this information, after which a box will come up asking you to choose the location where you want to pick up the item.  Select your location and submit.  You will be notified when the item is available for you to pick it up. Check out this short video on placing holds.

What is my PIN number?
Usually your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number. If you don't remember your PIN number, please call the library at 908-818-1280 to reset your PIN.

How many items can I check out?
You can check out up to 75 items on your library card! For media, such as DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs, and video games, you can check out up to 10 each at a time.

Can I renew materials online?
As long as no one is waiting for the item, it will automatically be renewed two times. You can also manually renew your items. First, visit our website Click on 'My Library Account' in the top left corner. You will be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN. Once logged in, click on 'View Loans' to look at all the items you have currently checked out on your card. From here, you may renew items.

Last Updated: 4/5/24