RULES & REGULATIONS
YOUR VALID LIBRARY CARD MUST BE PRESENTED WHEN BORROWING MATERIAL
LOAN PERIODS FOR BORROWING MATERIAL
 
 
02 Day Items: 
                 
New DVDS                             

14 Day Items:
                  Audio Books
                  CDs    
                  DVDs 
                  Games
                  Holiday Books         
                  Magazines                              
                  New Books                            
                  Play-Aways             
               
                                               
28 Days Items: 
                  
All other Books                  
 
All items, except New DVDs and Holiday Books, can be renewed 2 times if there is NOT a waiting list for that item.

 
OVERDUE FINES

Books; Magazines; Audio Books; & CDs:
$0.10 per day           $5.00 maximum per item
New DVDs; all other DVDs; &Video Games:
$1.00 per day              $25.00 maximum per item
Fines for removing Barcodes; Date Due Stickers; and for Missing Pieces:
$1.00 and up per item
Fines for repackaging items:$5.00 and up per item
Lost Library Card:    $ 5.00 per card
Returning DVDs; CDs; or Audio Books in Book Drop:  $1.00 per item
 
Replacement Charges:Fees for Lost or Damaged Materials will be charged according to the unit pricing of the item.  Fines and replacement charges cannot be waived for items belonging to other libraries. 
Lost & Paid Items:Refunds will be given for a lost and paid item within 30 days.  After 30 days a $5.00 processing fee will be charged.  Refunds can take up to 30 days.
Senior Citizens:Fines are waived for New Milford Senior Citizens (over 60) for Books; Magazines; Audio Books and CDs.  Senior Citizens fines are NOT waived for DVDs or Video Games.
Fine Policies for other BCCLS libraries maybe differ from New Milford Public Library. 
Fines are charged according to the owning library's policy.  
 
LIBRARY SERVICES

BCCLS - The New Milford Public Library is a member of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS). Your library card may be used in person or online in all 75 BCCLS libraries.
PIN - When you receive your library card the last 4 digits of your library barcode are issued as your PIN number.  You may reset your PIN the first time you login into your Library Account.  Your PIN is needed  to check your borrower record and renew your library items online.
E-Mail Address - Your e-mail address is requested so that you may be notified when requested  items are ready for pick-up; receive overdue item alerts; and receive advanced notice of upcoming programs and services.
Materials from outside of BCCLS -  Materials not owned by this library or BCCLS may be obtained from other libraries. Please ask the Reference Librarian about this service.
Home Bound Delivery Service  is available by calling 201-262-1221x201.
Book DropsThe main library book drop is located in the front of the library by the Dahlia Avenue Entrance. It is available to return library items, expect Audio Visual Materials, whenever the library is closed.  A second book drop is located on the side of the Borough Hall facing Bank of America.  This book drop is locked during the winter months and checked weekly during the spring, summer and autumn.
 
 
RULES OF CONDUCT
  • Shoes and shirts must be worn in the library
  • Wearing of Cleats is NOT permitted.
The following activities are not permitted in the library:
  • Eating, drinking or smoking.
  • Playing of audio equipment so others can hear it.
  • Cell phone use is strictly prohibited. (Using a Cell phone so others can hear it.)?
  • Interfering with another person’s use of the library.
  • Disruptive conduct.
  • Leaving a child under the age of 7 anywhere in the library without the supervision of their adult caregiver.
  • Animals are not permitted in the library with the except those needed to assist a patron.
  • Misusing the restrooms.
    The following activities are not permitted on library grounds:
  • Bicycling, skateboarding or rollerblading.
Library privileges will be limited or suspended for the following reasons:
  • Damaging library property.
  • Stealing library materials.
  • Threatening or physically harming staff or patrons.
  • Disruptive behavior.