Borrowing Policies

Anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Hillside, NJ, is eligible for a free (first time) library card with valid forms of  identification. For more information ask at the  library circulation desk.

RENEWING YOUR LIBRARY CARD
All cards (except non-resident fee cards) are valid for two years from the date of issue. Cards can be renewed if the borrower does not owe fines or have overdue items. You must show valid proof of address when renewing.

LOST OR STOLEN CARD
Borrowers are responsible for all items borrowed with their cards until they inform the Library that their card has been lost or stolen. Those who cannot find their card are advised to notify the Library immediately. The charge for a replacement card is $1.50 and is limited to wallet cards only.

LOST AND DAMAGED ITEMS
Cardholders are responsible for all items borrowed with their cards and liable for the cost of repairing or replacing items that are lost or damaged. Payments for lost items will be refunded if these items are subsequently returned within 90 days of paying for lost items. If the lost/damaged items are overdue, the cardholder must pay for the overdue fines in addition to the price of the of the lost/damaged item(s).

SUSPENSION OF LIBRARY PRIVILEGES
Borrowing privileges of those who owe fines in excess of $3.00 will be suspended until fines are paid.