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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Sunlight to read by

Spring is sprouting with crocuses and evening sunlight. It's a great time to shake of the winter cobwebs and get outdoors.  

Take a walk to the library to check out a book, and use the natural light to read a little longer. You can browse our full catalog from anywhere. If you'll be out getting some exercise, try downloading an audiobook to keep you going. You can even stream music from Hoopla to add a little rhythm to your day. If you're suffering from cabin fever, the library is a great place to visit, no matter the weather. Pick up a Library Travelers Passport and collect stamps in our Around the World Community Read!  Attend one of our great free events for kids, teens or adults, including Makers Day weekend March 24-25.

There's so much to do at your local library. Mark down dates from our Calendar to add to yours. Join us!