Haddonfield Public LibraryHaddonfield Public Library

60 Haddon Avenue N. Haddonfield, NJ 08033-2469 · 856-429-1304

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Library

 Borrowing

Q. How can I get a library card?

A.  If you live or own property, have a full time job, or are a student in Haddonfield you are eligible for a library card at the Haddonfield Public Library.

You can get a membership application for a library card at the library. When you apply for a card, generally, you can get the card on the spot. Remember to bring identification! Students should bring their school identification and come with a parent or guardian to register, through age 17. Other forms of acceptable identification are : NJ driver’s license and car registration; letter from employer on letterhead; a current utility or credit card bill with Haddonfield address; or a local property deed.

Q. If I live in a surrounding town, such as Barrington, am I eligible for a Haddonfield Library card?

A. No. You can purchase a non resident card that gives you full access to library services. The card is valid for one year from date of purchase.

Q. Is the Haddonfield Library card good at other libraries in the Camden County area?

A. No, it is valid in Haddonfield only. The library laws of NJ dictate that only those residents who do not have a public library in their towns are eligible for free borrower cards from their county library. Because Haddonfield has its own library, residents of Haddonfield must pay a fee for a Camden County Library card.

Q. How many items can I check out at a time?

A. There is no overall limit for the number of items that can be checked out. There are some limits on parts of the collection, such as DVDs. Library staff will be glad to help with information on borrowing and limits.

Q. When are my items due?  

A. Most books are due three weeks after check out. New books (acquired over the current year), are due in two weeks. Generally, renewals are available if no one is waiting for these items. You can renew items online through My Account. You will need to input your library barcode number (14 digits on your library card) to gain entry.  When you check out materials, you will receive a receipt that shows what items were checked out and when they are due. You can also check the status of your borrowing online through My Account.

 Q. What if I have Overdue items?

A.  A new schedule of fines and fees was adopted by the Board of Trustees on December 20, 2016.  These are the fines/fees in effect as of February 1, 2017:

Fine or Fee Category: Fines per item and maximum fines per item – Effective on 02/01/2017
Daily fines for most book, 3 week DVDs, Audiobooks, Compact Discs, and Periodicals, Playaways $0.20 per day for adults, teens and children for most items; $10.00 maximum fine per item for adults; $5.00 maximum fine per item for children collections and YA books
Daily fine for reserved items $0.25 per day up to maximum of $10.00 per item
Daily fine for ILL items $0.25 per day up to maximum of $20.00 per item
Feature Films $1.00 per day up to $10.00 per item
TV DVDs $1.00 per day up to $10.00 per item
YA DVDs $1.00 per day up to $10.00 per item
Express Reads & Express DVDs $2.00 per day up to $20.00 per item
Children’s Express DVDs $1.00 per day up to $10.00 per item
Museum Passes $5.00 per day up to $75.00 per item
Grace periods for late items 1 day grace period for late items
Other fees:
Non-resident cards $75.00 per year or option of 6-month card for $40
Senior Citizen non-resident card $50.00 age 60 and over
Borrower’s card replacement fee $3.00 per card
Replacement cost for DVD cases (including Museum Pass cases) – lost or damaged $5.00
Replacement cost for lost or damaged Museum Pass lanyard $5.00
Flash Drives $10.00
Earbuds $1.00
Photocopier/Public Printer fees B&W: $0.20 per page; Color: $0.50 per page
Plastic bags in Children’s Dept. that hold collections $1.00 per bag
Lost item charges:
Books, DVDs, CDs, etc. Generally the price of the item
Processing fees $5.00 per item – non-refundable if lost item is returned
Postage charges Will be charged if overdue collection is sent to collection agency
Refund for lost items Refund on paid replacement cost only will be made if lost and paid items are returned within 30 days.  Processing fee is not refunded.  The refund will be made within 7 days.

Fines on card-holder accounts in excess of $4.99 will block any further borrowing, renewals, reserve placing.  Account balances must be brought down to below $5.00 before borrowing and reserve requests can occur.  If you have an email address on file with the library, you will receive a reminder that your items will be due, 3 days before they are due. Overdue notices are sent out weekly.  Reminder notices are only sent by email. Overdue notices are sent by email or postal mail per cardholder preference. Failure to receive this notice is not grounds for the cancellation of fines. It is the responsibility of all borrowers to inform the library of any change of email address or mailing address.  Failure to return items after receiving a 2nd overdue notice will result in an invoice for those items being sent by postal mail to the borrower’s mailing address.

Can I borrow e-Books?  How can I set up my e-Reader or tablet to use downloadable and streamed collections?  

Yes, the library subscribes to Overdrive, the cloudLibrary, and Hoopla, sites with thousands of downloadable e-books, audiobooks, and movies, television and music for streaming. Click here   for more information on e-books and audio books or ask at the library. Click here  to stream movies, music, television, and to download audiobooks.  Our librarians will customize sessions for you to get started. The library also has several hundred research e-books available on our website under Research Tools.  The majority of our eBooks are accessible in our online catalog.  Click here to get started using them.  You will need your library barcode number to use all of our e-books. The library offers classes and individual instruction on using all of these collections.  Check out a NOOK Simple Touch eBook reader for  up to 4 weeks! Ask at the first floor circulation desk or call the Reference desk at 429-1304, ext. 3.

Museum Pass Program:

Q. How can I check out a museum pass?

A. Adult cardholders in good standing (with no fines or overdue obligations) may check out  one museum pass at a time for 4 days. You must present your library card to check out a museum pass. You must also sign an agreement at the time you check out a pass and agree to the program requirements. A museum pass must be returned to a staff member at the circulation desk. (Do not return your museum pass via a book drop.)

Q. How long can I have a museum pass for?

A. Museum passes can be checked out for up to four days and cannot be renewed. The late fee is $5 per day for each pass, up to a maximum late fee of $75

Q. Can I reserve or put a hold on a museum pass?

A. No, passes are available on a first come-first served basis.

Q. What passes can I check out? How many people can I take?

A. Passes to the following institutions can be checked out:  The replacement cost for a lost pass is listed.

  • The Academy of Natural Sciences  $199 – at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia offers free entry for up to 2 adults and 5 children and 10% discount on all items purchased at the museum gift store.
  • The Air Victory Museum  $250.00 – at 68 Stacy Haines Road in Lumberton, NJ offers free admission for up to 6 guests, extra guests over this limit will be charged $2.00 per visitor. No charge for children 4 years old and under.
  • Battleship New Jersey Museum $250-  at 62 Battleship Place at the Camden Waterfront offers free admission to 2 adults and 3 children under the age of 18 with 10% discount at the museum store and on Overnight Encampments.
  • Camden Children’s Garden $70- allows free admission up to six people
  • Garden State Discovery Museum $400  at 2040 Springdale Road in Cherry Hill offers free entry for up to 6 people.
  • The Grounds for Sculpture $400  at 18 Fairgrounds Road in Hamilton, NJ offers free entry for up to 4 people.
  • The Morris Arboretum  $100 at 100 E. Northwestern Avenue in Philadelphia allows free entry for up to 2 adults and 4 children and 10% discount at items purchased at the museum’s gift store.
  • The National Liberty Museum $60 at 321 Chestnut St. in Phila. offers free entry for up to 6 people and 10% discount at the museum gift store.
  • The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts $150 at 128 North Broad St. in Phila. offers free entry for up to 2 adults and 4 children.
  • The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology $80  at 3260 South Street in Phila. provides free entry for up to 2 adults and all dependent children in the same household with discounts in the museum shop and the Pepper Mill Cafe.

Q. Are there any other fees for the museum pass program?

  • The cost to replace a lost museum pass (see fees above.)
  • $5 fee for losing or damaging the case.
  • $5 fee for losing or damaging the lanyard.

 Services

Q. Does the library have a copy machine?

 A. Yes, photocopies cost .15 a page. Copies can be made in the sizes of letter (8 x 11) and ledger (11 x 17), which covers legal size (11 x 14). These are black and white copies. The library does not have a color copy machine.

Q. Does the library offer fax or scanning services?

 A. No. There are several businesses within walking distance of the library that offer these services.

Q. Does the library have Internet access or computers with word processing programs?

 A. Yes. Ask at the Reference Desk while in the library or read the full text online in our Policies section. The Internet is available on 14 computers throughout the library. These computers also have Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. There is no charge for access. Computer printouts are .15 a page. Generally a library card is required to use a public computer. Guest passes are available for visitors.

Q. Does the library provide proctoring services?

 A. Yes, the library does provide this service for library card holders. We need advance notice to conduct proctoring. Contact the Reference Desk at 856-429-1304 or reference@haddonfieldlibrary.org for more information.

Q. Can I use my wireless laptop to access the Internet in the library?

 A. Yes, wireless access is available throughout the library. More information is available when you come to the library.

Q. Does the library have meeting rooms available?

 A. Yes, please see the Meeting Room policy and section for more information.

Q. Does the library have a notary public?

 A. No. The Haddonfield Information Center on Kings Highway provides this service for residents. There are commercial notaries available within the business district.

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