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