Pennsauken Library Rules & Procedures
Some basic administrative library rules and procedures to be followed by current and would-be clients of the Pennsauken Free Public Library.
By following these general policies and procedures, you will achieve the optimum library experience when using the Pennsauken Public Library.
Please note: initial Pennsauken library cards are free to Pennsauken residents. This is due to the fact that the library is supported by tax dollars paid by people who reside in Pennsauken. Even though "Pennsauken" may be listed on your driver's license, this may be attributed to the fact that your zip code is 08110. This means that your mail comes through the Pennsauken post office and is not necessarily proof that you reside in Pennsauken. If there is a dispute as to whether your address falls within the boundaries of Pennsauken, we will be happy to contact the township tax collector's office for verification. The tax collector's office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Should you apply for a library card after hours or during the weekend, we will contact the tax office on the next business day. Library cards with disputed addresses cannot be processed until this verification is received. If you need to use the Internet or other computer programs prior to receipt of verification, you will need to pay the $3 computer use fee. Should it be determined that you indeed live in Pennsauken, your fee will be refunded upon presentation of your receipt.
You must bring your Pennsauken library account card with you to the library upon every visit in order to utilize all library services offered. Please direct your questions on the Pennsauken library card acquisition process to library circulation desk staff.
New library cards are mailed directly to your home. Processing should take five to seven business days. You may not borrow library materials until you receive your new cards. Please note: you may immediately utilize library computers after you initially apply for your card.
If you lose your library account card, you must report it immediately to the library. You are responsible for all materials borrowed on the card prior to reporting it lost.
Keep all the library account cards in your family up-to-date and fine free. This is important if you want to utilize all library services and to avoid the freezing of your account. Keep the library receipts you receive after you borrow materials as they will serve as informational reminders regarding material due dates.
Please limit your library borrowing choices to three items on the same subject.
Materials can only be returned to the library during regular library business hours.
You may attempt to renew library items by telephone during regular business hours only.
If you do not have a library account card and you want to use a computer terminal, you may pay a $3 fee for one 60-minute session daily. See the Computer and Wireless Policies and Procedures for more information.
You must pay for all copies made from a library computer terminal printer. The charge: 15 cents per copy. Pay at the front desk. If you have questions, please ask before implementing the print command.
All public bulletin board notices must be approved by the director before they are to be displayed. Notices must be issued by non-profit organizations and must be of an educational and civic nature only.
No business notices are permitted.
Parents/guardians: children nine (9) years of age or younger need to be accompanied by an adult while in the library.
Parents/guardians: children up to and including grade four need to work directly with an adult at a computer station if the Internet is to be utilized.
Cell phones are to be turned off or put on vibrate only mode within the facility. Calls may be made within the lobby area of the facility only.
Please direct all questions to Pennsauken Library staff members. Your cooperation and continued support of your Pennsauken Public Library is appreciated.Last updated 12/12/11.