Borrowing Services

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What we loan:

Borrowing Privileges
Information regarding how many items you may borrow, loan periods, fines, and more.

Museum Passes
Learning extends far beyond our library walls. The Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch, Northeast Branch, Southwest Branch, and Richard D. Gardner Branch (Headquarters) offer museum passes for loan. Contact the branches for more information.

If we don't carry it:

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). The lending library determines the due date of the item. 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. You will be notified when the item arrives. 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. Read our Interlibrary Loan Policy for details.

Open Borrowing
Open Borrowing is a reciprocal borrowing program for library users to borrow in-person from public libraries across northern New Jersey.

If you can't come to us:

Homebound Services:

Nursing Home Delivery Service
Some of our nursing homes choose to receive a bi-monthly collection of 25 to 50 books which are tailored to the needs of their facility. Others prefer that we deliver books once or twice a month to individual residents. We lend large print books, audio books and regular print books.  If you would like service at a facility or know someone in a Warren County nursing home who would like to receive books or audio books, please call Jenny at 908-818-1430. However, facilities or residents who are located in the exempt areas of Alpha, Hackettstown, Phillipsburg, and Washington Borough are not eligible for this service.

Library to Home Delivery Service
Books, audio books, and music CDs are delivered to Warren County residents who because of significant impaired mobility are unable to leave their home for a visit to the library. Delivery schedule is determined by library staff.

Services include:

Book delivery and pickup once a month.

Four to ten books or audio books per visit.

Patrons may request specific authors, titles, or subjects at the time of delivery or by telephone.

We deliver books to eligible Homebound residents of Warren County. To be eligible you must:

Live in Warren County but not in any of our exempt areas* (Alpha, Hackettstown, Phillipsburg, and Washington Borough).
Be unable to leave your home to visit the library due to significant impaired mobility. This includes visual disabilities and physical disabilities.

If you would like this service but are not sure if you qualify, please call and discuss your situation with Jenny at 908-818-1430.

NJ Talking Book and Braille Center

Members who have a physical disability that makes it impossible for them to use regular library materials may be eligible for services from the NJ Talking Book and Braille Center. Information may be found on their website or by calling 800-792-8322.