Open Borrowing is a reciprocal borrowing program for library patrons to borrow in-person from among more than 75 public libraries in northern New Jersey. The participating libraries of Open Borrowing are
LMxAC (Libraries Of Middlesex Automation Consortium),
M.A.I.N. (Morris Automated Information Network),
PALS (Passaic Library System),
SWELL (Sussex Warren Electronic Lending Libraries)
Morristown students who do not live in Morris County, nannies living with a Morristown or Morris Township family, and nannies working in Morristown or Morris Township and living in Open Borrowing or MUF towns are entitled to cards. You must show proof that you go to school or work here.
CCM students can use their CCM student ID as their card after filling out a Morristown & Morris Township registration card.
Temporary cards are granted to residents of shelters and halfway houses in Morristown and Morris Township. You must bring a signed letter from the house manager stating that you are living there. The cards are good for 2 months.
Temporary workers under contract at Morristown Memorial Hospital are eligible for a temporary card that is good for 3 months or the length of their contract.
People who are living in Morristown or Morris Township for more than 6 month but less than 1 year are also entitled to a temporary card valid for the length of time that they are here.
The library no longer sells Morristown & Morris Township library cards or MAIN library cards.
Each of these cards has different levels of privileges. Loan periods listed below are for Morristown and Morris Township resident cards.
Fiction & Non-Fiction Books: 28 days
New Fiction & Non-Fiction Books: 14 days
CD's: 14 days
Fiction DVD's & Videos: 7 days
Non-Fiction DVD's & Videos: 14 days
Late fees are .15 per day per item with a maximum fine of 5.00 per item.
We have a small collection of popular titles that may be rented for .15 a day with a three day minimum.
From your Patron Account you can see and manage different aspects of your personal account. You can see what items you have checked out and when they are due, renew items, see what you have on hold and remove holds you no longer want. To access your Patron Account you must go to the log on section of our Library Catalog and log on with your library card number and pin.
Holds may be placed on any material listed in our online catalog. To do this you must go to our Library Catalog. When you locate the material you want there will be an option labeled Place Request. Choose Place Request and you will be prompted for your library card number and pin. If you want to request materials that are not in the catalog you must request an Interlibrary Loan.
Items that do not appear in our catalog might be available via Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for cardholders who are residents of Morristown and Morris Township. We can search libraries in New Jersey (and then outside it) to try and locate a title for you. This service is generally free, although some lending libraries may require a fee.
You may make an ILL request in person, by phone, via email, or by placing a request through Jersey Cat, which provides access to participating New Jersey libraries’ catalogs. (Note: Not all items appearing in Jersey Cat are available for Interlibrary Loan.) All requests will need to be reviewed and approved by the ILL Department, and no more than 5 items may be checked out and/or requested at any time.
Please contact our Reference Department for assistance or any questions about making an ILL request. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Materials may be renewed by phone, in person or through this website by accessing your Patron Account. Go to our Library Catalog, choose Patron Account and log on with your library card number and pin. Items may be renewed only twice. We will not renew items that have holds.
MUF stands for Morris Union Federation and it is a small consortium of four libraries outside of Morris County and several MAIN (Morris Automated Information Network) libraries that have agreed to share resources with those libraries. The four libraries outside of MAIN are Bernardsville, New Providence, Summit and Berkeley Heights. The MAIN libraries that share resources with those libraries are The Morristown & Morris Township Library, Library of the Chathams, Madison Library, Long Hill Township Library, and Bernards Township Library.