1. Become a Member
Application must be filled out listing address and phone number; email given as an optional contact.
Current ID must be shown.
Cards will be available for all ages (members under 17 will receive “youth card”)
To be eligible for library privileges members must be residents of Atlantic County or from a community belonging to the Coalition of Independent Libraries of South Jersey; this includes Ocean City and Avalon.
2. Loan Period
Best Sellers and books with wait list: 7 days with 10-cent daily fine.
14 day books: 14 days with 10-cent fine.
Other books and magazines: 21 days and 10-cent fine.
Audio books: 21 days and 10-cent fine.
DVDS for 2 days with $1.00 late fee. (limit 3 per card )
Only Adults may check out adult videos.
Members with youth card may only check out children’s videos.
If library card is not present, members may use a valid driver’s license to check out material.
3. Lost or Damaged Materials
Patrons are responsible for replacement cost of lost or damaged materials while in their
possession. Lost cards will be replaced for $1.00.
4. Overdue Materials
At the time of filing out a library application, patrons have the option to be contacted by phone, mail or e-mail to receive reminders about overdue items. Library privileges maybe revoked for library members with materials that are over 3 months overdue or who have fines exceeding $10. This may be waived at the discretion of the Director if patron has a valid explanation. Non Northfield residents will lose privileges permanently if they are persistent offenders. Names of patrons with materials overdue 6 months or more will be given to the library board for action.