Information for Patrons

Information for Patrons

Library Card Information

New Pennville Resident Cards – $5.00
Replacement Cards – $3.00

Non-Pennsville Resident cards – $20.00 (within Salem Country)

Non-Resident cards- $50.00 (outside Salem County)

Current NJ driver’s license or NJ state ID with street address required. No PO Boxes.

Annual Renewal Fee:
$2.00 for Adults, $1.00 for children: ID required

General Policies

  • The Circulation Desk and Public Computers close ten minutes before the library closes.
  • Patron may not lend their Pennsville Public Library card to non-members.
  • Parents may use a minor’s card to borrow material.
  • Lost cards require current ID and $3 to replace.
  • Patron card holders must present current library card to borrow and renew items or to register for internet. Staff can not search database, and if you do not have your card for internet, you must be charged $2.00 as per the Internet Registration policy.
  • Children 7 and under must remain with an adult or caregiver (14 and over).

For the first two weeks, patrons may borrow two books (print or CD/cassette books). After two weeks, privileges will include up to 50 items in combinations as stated below:

Borrowing Combinations

Fiction, reg. 2 weeks/2 renewals No limit
Non-fiction, reg. 2 weeks/2 renewals 5 subject per household
New books 2 weeks/no renewals 5 books per card
Series (YA/Juv.) 2 weeks/2 renewals 5 per same series
Magazines 1 week/no renewal 10 per card
Playaways/Audiobooks 2 weeks/2 renewals 4 per card
DVD** and/or VHS 1 week/no renewal or transfer* 4 per household
Music CDs 1 week/no renewal 4 per card
ILL / Holds Books 2 weeks/1 renewal*** 5 ILLs per card inc. media
ILL DVDs/CDs 1 week/no renewal 5 ILLs per card inc. books
Kinderkits 30 days/no renewal or transfer* 1 per card (age 18 & up)

* Transfer = using card in same household to re-check an item
** DVDs = R-rated DVDs may be borrowed by patrons 16 and older only
*** ILL renewals are at the discretion of the lending libraries. Some do not allow renewals.

Fines and Fees

All fines do not exceed the current replacement cost of the item. Paying a “total cost” fine does not entitle patron to the book. This is considered a fine, not a purchase.

DVDs/VHS – $1.00 per day
Kinderkits – $5.00 per day
All other items – $0.20 per item

Note: Patrons with overdues/fines must return/pay to reinstate privileges. The library reserves the right to restrict household card owners until resolved.

Non-bookdrop items (marked with label) are $1.00 per item if returned in the Book Drop.

Renewals

Renewals may be done in three ways:
1. In person with item and the card it was borrowed on.
2. In house renewal on the card catalog (patron will need card number and PIN)
3. Online renewal with library card number and the 4-digit PIN you receive upon registration

We regret that there are times the program fails. Therefore, we suggest patrons renew before actual due date to avoid disappointment and possible late fees.

 

For more information, please consult the public policy book.