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and Chatham Township
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Chatham NJ 07928
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9:30am - 9pm Friday 9:30am - 6pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday 2pm - 5pm
(Closed Sundays July and August)
HOW DO I GET A LIBRARY CARD?
of The Chathams (Chatham Borough or
*Out of County residents employed by a
With a green Open
Borrowing sticker on his Chatham Library card, a patron may borrow
from participating libraries in BCCLS (
first library card is free. The replacement cost for a lost card
RECIPROCAL and OPEN BORROWING
WHAT IF I DON’T
Patrons from other
Patrons from MUF (Morris-Union Federation) libraries may register their home library card at the front desk.
a green Open Borrowing sticker on their home library card, patrons
WHAT ARE THE LOAN PERIODS?
- books, art prints & bags, adult foreign language tapes
FINES & FEES
WHAT ARE THE FINES?
$ .10 per day
- books, magazines, audio books, cds,
juvenile materials ( maximum $5.00 fine)
WILL I GET AN OVERDUE NOTICE?
An overdue notice
is sent when an item is 14 days overdue. If the item is not returned
after 60 days from the due date, a bill for the replacement cost is sent.
LOST OR DAMAGED MATERIAL
WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE A BOOK?
When a book or other library material is lost or damaged beyond repair patrons are charged the replacement cost set by the library. Replacement copies purchased by patrons must be approved by a librarian and will be assessed a $5.00 processing fee.
A receipt will
be given for payment of the lost material. If the item is found after
payment has been made, the patron may keep the item. The Library
has a no-refund policy.
CAN BOOKS BE RENEWED?
Books may be renewed twice, if they have not been reserved by another patron.
Renewals can be done by phone. There is no phone renewal on weekends. Please have the item handy to tell us the bar code number. This number identifies the item. In a book it is usually found inside the back cover; in an AV item look on the back cover or inside the case. The number on all items begins 01004. . . . . . . .
When renewing more than one item by phone, please have the Library card number available.
Patrons can renew many library items on-line with a library card and a registered PIN.
Enter www.chatham-library.org.Click on “Library Catalog”.On the Morris Automated Information Network Online Catalog screen, choose “My Account” and “Renew My Materials”.You will be prompted to enter your Library card number and PIN.
RESERVES & INTERLIBRARY LOANS
WHAT IF THE BOOK ISN’T ON THE SHELF?
If the book or item a patron wants is checked out, or has been published but not yet received by The Library, a copy of that book or item may be put on “hold”. The patron will be contacted by The Library when the book or item becomes available. Patrons have five days to pick up the reserve. Patrons may reserve in person at The Library or by calling 973-635-0603. Reserves may also be made online through the Library web catalog. .
If The Library
of The Chathams does not own the item wanted,
it can be requested through interlibrary loan. ILL requests are handled
at the Reference desk. Patrons may also place interlibrary loan requests
online through the Library web catalog .
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