Morristown & Morris Township Library
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Borrower's Services

Getting and Using a Library Card

Morristown & Morris Township Residents

Morristown and Morris Township residents are entitled to a library card. Just bring in a document, such as a valid driver’s license or utility bill, with your name and address to get your card. (If you bring in a utility bill it must have been received within the last two months.) Your card is good at all libraries in Morris County (MAIN: Morris Automated Information Network), *Open Borrowing and MUF libraries.

Open Borrowing

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)

People Who Work in Morristown

People who work in Morristown and do not live in Morris County may also get a card. You must bring in a document, like a pay stub, that shows your name and work address. You will also need documentation that shows your home address. Bernards Township residents may use their cards at all Morris County libraries. Some towns in Northern NJ have borrowing agreements with us. Please check with our Circulation Department to see if your town participates.

Student/Nanny Memberships

Any K-12 students (or K-12 teachers) attending or working at a school in Morristown or Morris Township who do not live in Morris County may obtain a library card. K-12 students (or K-12 teachers) attending or working at a school in Morristown but who live in Morris County should get cards at their home library. These cards will have mostly full privileges at all MAIN libraries with possible database restrictions. 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 restricted cards. You must show proof that you go to school or work here.

College Students

Libraries may issue a card to students attending colleges in their municipalities, but who have a permanent address outside of the MAIN member municipalities and outside any that participate in the Open Borrowing program or MUF program. It is recommended that libraries obtain proof of current enrollment at the school. These students are limited to walk-in use at any MAIN library.

Temporary Cards

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 3 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.


MAIN Paid Cards

Individuals who do not reside in a municipality serviced by a M.A.I.N. library, including Boonton Township, Mine Hill, Netcong and Victory Gardens, may be eligible for a M.A.I.N. pay card. This card will be issued by any M.A.I.N. member library. Stickers will be affixed to regular library cards in order for staff to readily identify these patrons.

Patrons with this library card are entitled to all of the rights and privileges of a “Full Service Card” (see above), but all cards expire after one year. (Some database restrictions may apply.)

The annual fee for this card will be $250 per person and $225 for patrons 65 years of age and older.

The M.A.I.N. Board of Directors will determine changes to the annual fee for this card.
Revenue collected for these cards will be kept by the selling library.


Loan Periods and Fines


Loan Periods

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

Late fees are .15 per day per item with a maximum fine of 5.00 per item.

Museum Pass Procedures

The Morristown & Morris Township Library now offers 10 free museum passes to our library patrons over the age of 18.

Borrowing a Museum Pass

A valid Morristown & Morris Township Library card (except for temporary cards and courtesy cards) in good standing, must be presented when the pass is checked out.

To see if a pass is available search by the term “museum pass” in our library catalog at, or call 973-538-6161.

Only one museum pass at a time may be checked out on a library card.

A pass may be borrowed for a 3-day loan period – no renewals. Borrowers are urged to return the pass as soon as possible after use, so that the pass will be available to others.

Museum passes must be picked up from and returned to a staff member at the main Circulation Desk of the Morristown & Morris Township Library. Do not place in the outdoor book return.

A borrower may reserve a pass by phone (973-538-6161), to be picked-up from the Circulation Desk on the same day. A pass should be returned to the library on the third day of the loan.

A $5.00 per day late fee will be charged for an overdue pass.

If the pass is lost, the borrower will be charged the full replacement cost of the pass, ranging from $50-$500.

A $2.00 fee will be charged for lost cases.

The policies of each museum determine the use of the pass. Please refer to the specific regulations included with each pass.

It is the borrower’s responsibility to verify the museum’s hours, directions, parking, etc. through the museum’s website.

Available Passes:

Acorn Hall

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

City of NY Museum

Craftsman Farms Stickley Museum

Grounds for Sculpture


Morris Museum

Morris Park Commission: Cooper Gristmill, Fosterfields, and Historic Speedwell

Newark Museum


My Account

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.

Interlibrary Loan

Items that do not appear in our catalog might be available via Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for cardholders who are permanent residents of Morristown and Morris Township in good standing. We can search libraries in New Jersey (and then outside the state) to try and locate a title for you. This service is generally free, although some libraries may require a fee before lending an item.
You may make an ILL request in person, by phone, via email at, or by placing a request through Jersey Cat, which provides access to participating New Jersey libraries’ catalogs and is the main service through which ILL requests are made and received. (Not all items appearing in Jersey Cat are available for Interlibrary Loan, such as reference materials.) All requests need to be reviewed and approved by the ILL Department, and no more than 5 active requests per patron are permitted at any time. Most ILL requests take 30 days or more to fulfill, and you will be called or emailed if an item has arrived. (However, due to the volume of requests, we cannot contact patrons about the status of each individual request.)
ILL items may only be picked up at our library, and must be returned to us by the date set by the lending library to avoid late fees. A one-time request for renewal can be made at least one week before the item’s due date; renewals are subject to the lending library’s approval. The same item cannot be requested more than once within a six-month period. In addition, duplicate and over-the-limit requests will be automatically cancelled, as well as requests for items in our catalog that are currently checked out, held, and/or in-transit to other patrons.

Please contact our Reference Department for assistance or any questions about making an ILL request. You may also email us at


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.

Returning Materials

Materials may be returned to any library in Morris County, Opening Borrowing libraries or any MUF library.


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.

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