Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I get a free library card?
Adults should provide a valid form of identification indicating a current Florham Park address such as a driver’s license or personalized check or bill. Children who can write their first and last names may get cards. A parent or guardian must sign the card and accept responsibility for all materials checked out on a minor’s card. When the library card is issued, a PIN will also be assigned.
How do I find out if the Library has a book I want?
You can find any type of item (book, CD, DVD, etc) by logging into the M.A.I.N catalog and entering the search criteria. You can log on by selecting your home library from a drop down list or by entering your library card number (the bar code on the back of your card) and your PIN. If the desired item is found, a list will display showing all the member libraries that own the item and the status.
How can I obtain a book that is not at the Florham Park Library?
Florham Park Library is a member of the Morris Automated Information Network (M.A.I.N.), a consortium of the Morris County Library and 37 municipal libraries. Your library card is accepted at all of these libraries. For a complete list of participating libraries, see http://www.mainlib.org/locations/.
If you do not wish to go to another library, you can request that the item be sent via interlibrary loan to the Florham Park Library. Interlibrary loan requests can be placed online from the library catalog, or you can call the Library at (973)377-2694. Tutorials are available for online searching and placing hold requests. Please have your card ready when you place a request.
If you cannot locate items in the M.A.I.N catalog, try using Jersey Cat, a database of the holdings of New Jersey public and academic libraries provided by the State of New Jersey. For more information, review Catalog Info or contact us.
How do I view ‘My Account’?
‘My Account/Renewals’ gives you access to your library account. You can view which items are currently charged to you, renew some materials, make hold requests, change your PIN and email address, and determine any amount of any fines/fees owed. From the M.A.I.N catalog, you will need to enter your library card number and PIN in order to access ‘My Account/Renewals’. If additional help is needed, please review the online tutorial.
Do you have a Book Discussion Group or other programs for adults?
A daytime and an evening group meet once a month from September through June at the Library. The library has other programs for adults throughout the year. For a current listing, review the Adult calendar and the programs listed on the Just for Adults page.
What is the cost of printing on the copier?
The copier charge is $.15 per page, black and white only.
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Are there computers available for use by the public?
There are 14 computers in the main room, 2 in the Young Adult room, and 8 in the children‘s room available to the public. Most have Internet access and research databases. Six of the computers have MS Office 2003 and one is connected to a scanner. Printing from the computers costs $.10 per page.
Is the Library available for wireless access?
Yes, the building is a Wireless Hotspot and has published a Wireless Internet Usage Policy.
Are there rooms available for local community groups to meet?
The Akhoury Room seats 75 people and can be divided for smaller groups. The New Jersey Room seats 12 and is suitable for small group meetings or for quiet study. These rooms are for the use of non-profit groups whose membership is predominately Florham Park residents. To reserve any of the rooms, the group must complete an application and agree to abide by the meeting room policies.
Can I remember a loved one with a gift to the Library?
There is a Memorial and Gift Program if you would like to give a gift for a variety of occasions. Ask at the Circulation Desk for more information.
How can I help support the Library?
The Friends of the Library provide support with their annual appeal. Donations can be mailed or delivered to the Library. Funds realized from the appeal provide enhancements to regular library service.
Does the Library need volunteers? Volunteers help the library staff with a variety of tasks throughout the year. If you would like to be of service, call Joan Hipp (973)377-2694.
How do I contact the Library?
The Library welcomes patron feedback and reference questions. You can do this by talking to us in the Library or calling during business hours. We can also be reached at email@example.com.(If you have trouble accessing the link, copy and paste the address into your email.) Please note that emails having a time element to them would be best made in person or by phone. Emails will only be read during business hours Monday to Friday.
What if I have a problem with any of your email links?
If you need to contact the library via email but are having trouble with the email links, simply copy and paste the email address into the To: field of your email.