Policies

Circulation (Borrowing) Policies

A free Rutherford Public Library card, which must be presented to borrow library materials, is available to those who live or work in the borough of Rutherford.  Identification must be presented to obtain a library card. There is a $3 replacement fee for lost cards.

Loan Periods

Most adult and children’s books: 28 days
New adult books: 14 days
DVDs: 7 days, non-renewable
Magazines: 7 days
CDs: 14 days

Fees are changed for overdue and lost/damaged items as follows:

$ .10 per day for all books, magazines, and CDs
$1 per day for DVDs

Renewals

Most materials may be renewed if no one else is waiting for them and they are not overdue. Access My Account to renew items, check the status of items you requested, and check your fine balance. Stop by the Library to set up your account password.

 

Other Library Policies

Rutherford Public Library Policy on Exhibits, Displays and Bulletin Board

Rutherford Public Library Computer Rules

Rutherford Public Library Donation Policy

Rutherford Public Library Internet Use Policy

Rutherford Public Library Materials Selection Policy

Rutherford Public Library Meeting Room Policy

Agreement for Commercial use of images or facsimiles of materials in the Rutherford Public Library Archives

Rutherford Public Library OPRA Request Form

Rutherford Public Library Privacy Policy

Rutherford Public Library Reference Policy

Rutherford Public Library Board of Trustees By-Laws