Here are some Frequently Asked Questions to help you better use the library.


  • Q: Are masks required?
  • A: No.
  • Q: Are meeting rooms available?
  • A: Meeting rooms are available for booking for fall 2022 onward. Please see our meeting room policy.
  • Q: How can I return my books and other materials?
  • A: If you are just dropping off books, or if the library is closed, please use the book returns at the entrance doors. Otherwise, return them at the front desk.
  • Q: My library card is set to expire soon. What should I do?
  • A: You may renew your card at the library's front desk (bring proof of residence).  
  • Q: How can I apply for a library card?
  • A: Residents of New Providence may apply for a library card online or in person at the library.
  • Q: I'm being asking for my PIN when using digital resources. Do I have one?
  • A: Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your library barcode.  If your PIN does not work, please contact us here. 

Online Resources for ebooks & audiobooks

  • Q: What can I access through Hoopla?
  • A: hoopla is a digital resource for ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV series, music & comics.
  • Q: What can I access through Libby, by Overdrive?
  • A: Libby, by Overdrive is a digital resource for ebooks and audiobooks.
  • Q: What can I access through Kanopy?
  • A: Kanopy is a digital resource for documentaries, classics and indie films.
  • Q: What can I access through Tumblebooks?
  • A: Tumblebooks has read-along picture books, chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books & graphic novels for children.

Online Resources for Magazines

  • Q: Can I access magazines through the library?
  • A: Yes, you can browse digital magazines with the Libby app or at eLibraryNJ.com.You can also check out print magazines at the library.

Online Resources for Learning

  • Q: What resources do you offer for digital learning?
  • A: LinkedIn Learning has more than 3,000 courses tech, creative & business subjects.

Online Resources for Video

  • Q: Can I download or stream videos or TV shows?
  • A: Yes, you can get entertainment and instructional videos through a number of library resources:
    • Hoopla Digital for ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV series, music & comics
    • Kanopy for independent, foreign, classic & mainstream films, and documentaries

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Cold weather is upon us!

Do you think about curling up with a good book?  We are, of course, the home of good books.  And lots more.  We have some fantastic streaming services where you can get premium content for free.  We have ebooks and eaudiobooks so that you can curl up with your mobile device.  Winter is a great time to plan your exploration of new worlds and Mango Languages can help.  Can't get to the library for your tutoring session?  Check out Brainfuse and get personal assistance for free!

If you do decide to step out, join us for crafts, story times, interest clubs, movie discussions, book clubs and great concerts.   Oh, and don't forget AfterWords, our bookstore downstairs, for great deals on books you never have to return!

We've just scratched the surface of all the programming and resources we offer.  Get the complete picture on our Event Calendar.