Borrowing Policies

All patrons must have either a library card or smart phone app in order to check out (Download the MAIN Libraries App).

The outside book drop is located under the library entrance portico and is available 24/7. No personal donations are allowed in our book drop. 

Loan Periods

Books
General Books: 28 days
New Books: 14 or 28 days
Travel Books: 14 days
Holiday Books: 28 days

Audiovisual 
DVDs: 7 days | New DVDs: 2 days
Music CDs: 14 days

Books on  CD: 14 days
CD-ROMs: 14 days  | Read-Alongs: 14 days
    
Miscellaneous
Magazines: 14 days
Nooks: 28 days, $2.00 per day late fee
Hotspots: 14 days, $5.00 per day late fee

Reference Materials do not circulate but can be used in the library.

Pequannock Residents: Your Library Card

Any resident of Pequannock, business or property owner (Pequannock taxpayer), or student of a Pequannock school, is entitled to a free library card. A non-resident who is employed in Pequannock is entitled, after showing proof of employment, to a library card at no charge for one year, which is renewable. Children are entitled to sign up for their own library card when they are enrolled in kindergarten. You can use your Pequannock library card throughout the MAIN Library Consortium.

There is a small fee of $1.00 to replace a lost library card.

Non-Residents

Patrons whose home libraries are in the MAIN Library Consortium can use their library cards to borrow items from the Pequannock Library. If your home library participates in Open Borrowing*, you can register for a card at the Pequannock Library, as long as your card is in good standing (no fines/not expired).

Open Borrowing*

As a MAIN cardholder, you have borrowing privileges at Open Borrowing partner libraries:
MAIN, the consortium of Morris County libraries
• PALS Plus, the consortium of Passaic County libraries
• LMxAC, the consortium of Middlesex County libraries
• Sparta Public Library
• Sussex County Library

• Warren County Library

Renewals

Materials may be renewed providing no other patron is waiting. Eligible materials (without library holds, and haven’t reached renewal limit of 2 total renewals) will be automatically renewed. Renewals can be made when you are at the library, by telephone (973-835-7460 ext. 4), online at catalog.mainlib.org with your library card and PIN number, or in the MAIN Libraries app (download for free in your app store/play store).

Holds

Some of the books you want will be in use by other readers, or on-order, or available at another MAIN Library. Please place a hold on materials that are not on our shelf when you are at the library, by telephone (973-835-7460), online at catalog.mainlib.org with your library card and PIN number, or in the MAIN Libraries app (download for free in your app store/play store). We will call, email, or text you when it is your turn for the item.  Some items may not be reserved.

If an item you are looking for is not available in the MAIN Library Consortium, we can borrow books and other materials from participating New Jersey libraries through JerseyCat. Contact the Adult Services Desk at peqref@gmail.com or 973-835-7460 for assistance.

Library Book Drop

The outside book drop is located under the library entrance portico and is available 24/7. No personal donations are allowed in our book drop. 

Fine Schedule

Please return the items you borrow on time so that others will have the chance to borrow them. A fine is charged for items not returned on time.

Fines are as follows:

Entertainment video and all entertainment DVDs: $2 per day
Instructional video: 10 cents a day
Other adult materials: 10 cents per day
Other children’s materials: 10 cents per day

Maximum Fines:

When overdue materials are returned, the maximum fine is $5.00.
Lost or Damaged Book or Item: Price of item or replacement cost.

A patron is responsible for all materials charged out on his/her card. Parents or guardians are responsible for all materials charged out by their children. Damages, beyond reasonable wear, will be assessed by the library. Materials that are lost or damaged will be charged to the patron.

No materials may be borrowed if the fine/bill record for a patron is $5.00 or more