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Requesting Materials That The Library Does Not Own

Now that East Brunswick Public Library belongs to a consortium, LMxAC, we have a much larger catalog that lets our patrons borrow books and other items from 36 libraries in central Jersey.  All items that are borrowed from these 36 libraries are sent directly to the library of your choice for pick-up.  You will be notified to pick up the item on the HOLD SHELF when it arrives.  All ITEMS BORROWED THROUGH THE CATALOG ARE FREE, except some media items may have a rental fee. However, items borrowed through the JerseyCat interlibrary loan system will still cost $1.00 each.

**Always be sure to check the catalog before submitting an interlibrary loan request. In many cases, the item that you are looking for will be on the shelf at one of the member libraries and will be FREE.

If you still cannot find what you are looking for, then check JerseyCat or contact the Information Desk at 732-390-6767 to recommend that the library purchase the material.


Interlibrary Loan Form

Borrow a book, CD, audiobook, or DVD from any library outside the consortium or state at $1.00 per item.

Borrow from JerseyCat Here

Request Purchase

of Material

Request that the library purchase a book, audiobook, or DVD not held by EBPL at No Cost.

Request Purchase Here

JerseyCat Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing books from other libraries is called an Interlibrary Loan, or ILL for short! You can now do this yourself, from your own home, with JerseyCat. This service is limited to East Brunswick Public Library cardholders only.

Beginning March 1, 2010 The Library will begin charging a $1.00 fee for all completed interlibrary loan transactions, even if the item is cancelled or not picked up. The fee will be collected as items are picked up at the Circulation Desk.  The Library Board approved this small charge for a valuable, but labor intensive, service.

Lost Items

Borrowers are responsible for the full replacement cost of lost or damaged books. Exact replacement price is set by the lending library in the range of $25.00 + and often includes an additional handling fee. The default pricing in the computer system and on a billing notice may not be reflective of the actual replacement price.


Request for Materials Forms

If you are looking for materials that are not listed in the Library Catalog, you may also use our online Request for Books, Request for DVDs, Request for Audiobooks, Request for E-Materials  or the Request for Music CDs forms to request that the library purchase them. The library will either purchase the materials or borrow them from another library for you (see ILL or Interlibrary Loan description above) depending upon date of publication, availability, and the price of the item(s). This service is limited to East Brunswick Public Library cardholders.

Submit a Request To Purchase Material


  • The Library is no longer accepting requests for software packages or PC games due to vendor licensing restrictions.