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Library: Borrowing

Get a Library Card

How to Apply for a Library Card

Adults must provide a valid form of identification indicating a current Randolph address such as a driver’s license or personalized check or bill.

Children five years or older are eligible for cards. A parent or guardian must sign permission and accept responsibility for all materials checked out on a minor’s card. Parent/guardian must present identification to verify address.


Borrowing Materials

Your Randolph Library card allows you to borrow a variety of items at one time with the following limits:

  • Maximum of 3 items per subject per household
  • Maximum of 2 instructional software CDs per household

You are responsible for all items borrowed on your card. Please inform staff of any address, phone or e-mail changes. If your card has been lost or stolen, let us know immediately.

Through our membership in M.A.I.N. (Morris Automated Information Network) and the Open Borrowing program, your Randolph card may be used at other public libraries in Morris, Bergen, Middlesex, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties.

Non-residents may borrow most Randolph materials with library cards issued by other cooperating public libraries in the same six counties. Media items displayed in the new shelving area are loaned only to M.A.I.N. cardholders. New DVDs are loaned only to Randolph cardholders.


Renewing Materials

  • Materials may be renewed in-person or by phone if not requested by another patron. To verify your identity over the phone, please provide your library card barcode number.
  • You may renew some materials online through My Account. Enter your library card barcode number and password in the login screen.
  • Most items may be renewed twice.

Requesting Materials

Request items online from the M.A.I.N. Library Catalog, phone in your request, or fill out a request form at the circulation desk.

If your desired title is not owned by a M.A.I.N. member library, you may ask library staff to locate it for you, or you may search and place a request in JerseyCat. JerseyCat is a virtual catalog that allows you to search the collections of over 700 New Jersey public and college libraries at one time.


Returning Materials

When the library is open, return all materials in the circulation desk return slot. Return rentals and overdue materials to circulation staff and pay any fee owed.

When the library is closed, return books and magazines in the large freestanding drop on the left side of the library. This drop will also accommodate audio visual materials in a separate slot. In addition, CDs DVDs, audiobooks and playaways may be returned in the smaller freestanding drop also located on the left side of the library.

Materials checked out from Randolph may be returned to other M.A.I.N. libraries. The borrower is responsible for the material until it is received by the Randolph Library.