FAQ

About

  • Does the library take book donations?
  • Why can’t I download software on the library’s computers so I can read my document or view my pictures? 

Borrowing

  • Who can get a library card?
  • Library card renewals...
  • How long can I keep a book out?
  • How many can I borrow at a time?
  • How about overdue fines?
  • How do I renew, reserve or check the status of an item in my account?
  • If I forget my card, can I still check out a book?
  • Can I use my Mount Laurel Library card to borrow materials from the Burlington County Library?
  • Do you keep a list of your DVDs?
  • How do I search for DVDs?
  • How do I find Playaways in your catalog?
  • How do I find Video Games in your catalog?

Services

  • Does the library have a copy machine?
  • Does the library offer fax or scanning services?
  • Does the library have a shredder?
  • Does the library provide proctoring services?
  • Can I bring my wireless laptop to access the Internet in the library?
  • Does the Library have meeting rooms available?
  • Does the library have an LCD/Data projector available for public use?
  • Does the library have a notary public?

 

Does the library take book donations? The Friends of the Library accept book donations year-round in the wire baskets found at the right end of the circulation desk. 

Please see the Friends page for types of books the library can accept.

We receive many donations over the year and thank each and every one of you who donate your gently read books which enable the Friends to raise much needed funds for the library.  Please visit the Friends Corner Book Sale which is open year-round in the library and purchase someone else's "gently read books." 

Why can’t I download software on the library’s computers so I can read my document or view my pictures? For security and space issues, personal software may not be downloaded on public computers. 

 

 

 

Borrowing Information

Who can get a library card?
Free library cards are available to all residents of Mount Laurel, as well as those who own property, or attend K-12 school in the township.

  • For proof of residency you will need either a driver's license, automobile registration, or a letter that has been mailed to you. No business cards.
  • For proof of property owned you will need a tax bill as well as proof of your current home address.
  • For proof of school attendance you will need your school I.D.

 

Library cards are issued to residents from birth. Application forms must be co-signed by a parent or legal guardian for customers under the age of 18.
Ask for a registration form at the Circulation Desk.

Library cards are also available for purchase as follows:
Non residents who work in Mount Laurel may purchase a "Works in Mount Laurel" Library card for an annual fee of $45.
Non residents may purchase a library card for $90 a year.
A PC only library card may be purchased for $35 a year. Or, for a limited time, the same card is being offered for $5 for every 30 days.

 

Library card renewals  All library cards are renewed yearly. When your library card needs to be renewed, please bring proof of residency or employment in Mount Laurel to renew your card.

How long can I keep a book out?
How many can I borrow at a time?
How about overdue fines?

  • There is a limit of 50 total items that can be borrowed at one time, except video games, which are 10 per card at one time.
  • Items on hold for another customer cannot be renewed.
  • Books:
    • Loan period is 3 weeks
    • Overdue fines are 25 cents per day
  • Best sellers:
    • Loan period is 2 weeks
    • Overdue fines are 25 cents per day
  • Audiobooks:
    • Loan period is 3 weeks
    • Overdue fines are 25 cents per day
  • Playaways
    • Loan period is 3 weeks
    • Overdue fines are 25 cents per day
  • Magazines:
    • Loan period is 3 weeks
    • Overdue fines are 25 cents per day
  • DVDs:
    • Loan period is 1 week for regular DVDs; 3 days for popular DVDs.
    • Overdue fines are $1.00 per day
    • DVDs can be renewed for one week if there is not a request on the item.
  • Video Games
    • Loan period is 1 week
    • 10 per card at a time
    • Overdue fines are $1.00 per day
  • CDs:
    • Loan period is 3 weeks
    • Overdue fines are 25 cents per day

 

How do I renew, reserve or check the status of an item in my account?

  • Go into the library catalog and click on the tab labeled My Account
  • Enter your library card number (from the back of your card) and your pin. 
  • Click on Items Out to check on items that you have borrowed and/or to renew them. Click Hold Requests to check on the status of an item you have put on hold or to cancel a hold request. 
  • Click on Profile to view your address and phone number and/or to change your email address or pin.

Renewals are also available through your online account or by calling telecirc 856-234-5019. You can also check what hold items are waiting on the holds shelf for you through the telecirc system.

If I forget my card, can I still check out a book? To make things quick and easy, please try to remember to bring your card. If you forget your card, you may still check out materials but you will need to show identification. There is a fee of $1.00 for a replacement card.

Can I use my Mount Laurel Library card to borrow materials from the Burlington County Library? The library laws of New Jersey dictate that only those residents who do not have a public library in their towns are eligible for free borrower cards from their county library. Because Mount Laurel has its own library, residents of the township must pay a fee for a Burlington County Library card. Please see the Burlington County Library FAQ Website for information.

Do you keep a list of your DVDs? We do not keep a printed list of our DVDs. Please use the catalog to search and browse our collection.

How do I search for DVDs ? Searching for DVDs is the same as searching for books. They are listed in the catalog and can be found by typing DVD in the Subject search box. This will bring up ALL of our DVDs, so having a title is often helpful.

How do I search for Playaways in the library catalog?  To find all the Playaways in our catalog, simply type Playaway in the "title, subject, author" search box.

How do I search for Video Games in the library catalog?  To find all the Video Games in our catalog, type video games in the "title, subject, author" search box. You can then limit your results by console type, by selecting your console type in the tan box on the right.

 

Services

Does the library have a copy machine? The library has two self-service copy machines for public use. Copies are $.15 each.

Does the library offer fax or scanning services? The library does have a self-service scanner in two locations. Instructions for their use are with the scanners.  

There is a self-service public fax machine for sending only. You must use a credit card or debit card to send faxes.

Does the library have a shredder? The library does have a self-service shredder. It is located in the copier room.  

Does the library provide proctoring services?
The library does not provide proctoring services.
Other possible proctoring locations:

Burlington County College
Camden County College
Burlington County Library
Camden County Library

Can I bring my wireless laptop to access the Internet in the library?
Yes. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the library.  Our Wireless Instructions.

Does the Library have meeting rooms available? Yes, please see the Meeting Rooms page for information.
The meeting room policy can be found here.

Does the Library have an LCD/Data projector available for public use?  No, the Library does not have a lcd/data projector available for public use.

Does the library have a notary public? - The library does not have a notary.