Library Use Policy (Other than Meeting Room)

Library users have the right to study, read or work without unreasonable interference.  Library patrons must respect the rights of others who are using the library.  Noise may not be louder than the ambient noise in the room.  The New Providence Library reserves the right to ask users to lower their level of noise, and also to relocate groups of 2 or more within the library.

 Chairs and tables are available on a first-come basis.  Patrons can expect to share a table or a space with others as needed.  Tables may not be reserved.  Furniture must not be moved.

It is the responsibility of the owner to safeguard personal belongings.  The Library is not responsible for personal property, including cell phones, laptops, iPads, handbags, etc.

Library users may not publish or distribute advertisements, letters or electronic communication indicating the library as their place of business, or otherwise imply library sponsorship of their activities.  Any materials for display or distribution must be approved by the Library Director.

The Library does not provide or endorse any tutors or coaches.  Clients are responsible to perform background checks and reference checks as part of the hiring process.  The library accepts no responsibility in this regard.

Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them while they are in the library.  For their safety, all children must be picked up before closing time by a parent or guardian.

 All persons must exit the building by closing time.  It is the responsibility of all library users to be aware of library hours and holiday closings.

The Conti Meeting Room may not be used by private individuals.  The use of this room is covered in the Meeting Room Policy, No. 3-1.

Approved May 20, 2008;  Revised June 17, 2014

Upcoming Events

Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Mar 08 01:00PM-Virtual Storytime
Mar 08 03:00PM-Pickup Mar Teen Take Out Boxes

Signs of life!

As the snow begins to melt, we see positive signs of brighter days ahead.  Infection rates in town continue to drop and the COVID Committee of the Board of Trustees continues to monitor virus progress in the community.  We have been meeting regularly to evaluate whether conditions are right for re-opening.  As always, the safety of our patrons and staff is of prime importance. 

We are happy to announce that we will once again open to computer use by appointment on Monday, 3/1.  As before, we ask that you make an appointment for a 45 minute slot at least the day before and we will not take advance appointments beyond 1 week.  Social distancing requirements only allow us to make 2 computers available. 

We look forward to safer conditions as vaccinations proceed and will continue to update you as our re-opening plans progress.