Haddonfield Public Library
60 Haddon Avenue N. Haddonfield, NJ 08033-2469 · 856-429-1304
Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm Fri 10am-6pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1pm-5pm
"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better."
- Sidney Sheldon, author of numerous books
Borrowing and Borrowing Library Materials FAQ
Residents:(Adult) Residents applying for a Haddonfield Public Library card must provide current proof of residence, or a current tax bill on property owned. Acceptable identification includes: NJ driver’s license;
a current utility or credit card bill with Haddonfield address; or local
Free cards are available to all residents of Haddonfield Borough. You can get a card immediately at the library with identification and proof of residence. Cards are renewed every 2 years for residents.
Free cards are also available to non-resident Haddonfield property owners, business owners, full time employees of a local business, students and teachers who attend or work in a public or private school in Haddonfield, as listed below. The registration for these types are renewed annually.
Who is eligible?
A. Residents of the Borough or Haddonfieldare provided free library cards
B. Non-residents — free cards are issued for the following:
1. Non-resident owners of property in Haddonfield.
2. Non-resident proprietors of business who rent property in Haddonfield.
3. Non-resident managers of a business in Haddonfield
4. Non-resident teachers in Haddonfield schools, public and private
5. Bancroft students who live on the Haddonfield campus or in a Bancroft Group Home
6. Non-resident employees of the Borough of Haddonfield & Haddonfield Public Schools
7. Non-resident members of ministerial or educational staff of Haddonfield churches.
8. Public School Tuition students
9. Temporary Haddonfield residents
10. Members of the press covering Haddonfield for their newspaper
C. NON-RESIDENTS not eligible for a free card are welcome to join the Library at an annual fee per family.
Procedures and regulations for the eligibility of library cards shall be developed and administered by the Library staff.
You may purchase a non-resident library card for a one year membership for a fee. Please visit the library in person to purchase a membership or call 856-429-1304 for more information.
Access to Use of Library Materials and Services to Minors
Article V of the Library Bill of Rights states, “A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, back ground or views.” Libraries should ensure that all members of the community have free and equal access to library resources. This principle applies equally to all users, minors as well as adults.
At the same time, the Haddonfield Public Library cannot and should not assume the role of parents or the functions of parental authority in the private relationship between parent and child. Parents — and only parents — have the right and the responsibility to restrict the access of their children – and only their children – to library resources. Parents or legal guardians who do not want their children to have access to certain library services, materials or facilities, should so advise their children.
Confidentiality of Library Users’ Records
Pursuant to New Jersey Law (NJSA 18:A 73-43) and in the spirit of the Haddonfield Public Library’s role in matters of intellectual freedom, the records of and disclosure of information that identify the names of library users pertaining to the selection, acquisition, circulation and use of library materials and services are confidential in nature.
Such records and information about library users shall not be made available to any state, federal, local government, public or private agency, or individual except pursuant to such process, order, or subpoena as may be authorized by a court or court order.