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Apply for a Long Branch Free Public Library Card

Do you live, work, attend school, or own property in Long Branch? You’re entitled to a free card!
Non-residents may obtain a card by paying an annual fee of $20.
Your Long Branch Free Public Library card can also be used at more than 40 other member libraries in our consortium, giving you access to over 2.5 million items!
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Applying for a card:

Identification is needed to apply for a library card. Identification must contain the applicant’s name and current address. The ID can be any of the following: driver license, voter registration, utility receipts, etc. Eligible applicants with proper ID will be issued a card immediately. Children will be issued a card with a parent-guardian signature and identification. Library cards must be renewed every 3 years with current ID. 

Lending Periods & Fees: 

Although the library is fine free, replacement costs for lost or damaged materials will apply.  

The loan periods on all materials are two weeks with two renewals permitted unless there is a hold in place. Renewals may be made in person, online, or via the telephone during normal business hours. There is a limit of 5 movies per card (children and young adults under 18 years of age are permitted to borrow G rated videos only). Magazines may also be loaned, however, the latest issue of each magazine title does not circulate. Prior issues may be borrowed for two weeks with no renewals and a limit of 5 magazines.

Returning Books:

Please return all materials to the Circulation Desk. Books may be deposited in the outside book return at both locations; however, this is done at the patron’s risk. Please return Elberon books at the Elberon Branch. 

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