Frequently Asked Questions



How do I get a free library card?
Adults need to  provide a valid form of identification indicating a current Florham Park address such as a driver’s license or personalized check or bill. Children who can write their first and last names may get cards. A parent or guardian must sign the card and accept responsibility for all materials checked out on a minor’s card. When the library card is issued, a PIN will also be assigned.

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How do I find out if the Library has a book I want?
You can find any type of item (book, CD, DVD, etc) by logging into the M.A.I.N catalog and entering the search criteria. You can log on by selecting your home library from a drop down list or by entering your library card number (the bar code on the back of your card) and your PIN. If the desired item is found, a list will display showing all the member libraries that own the item and the status.

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How can I obtain a book that is not at the Florham Park Library?
Florham Park Library is a member of the Morris Automated Information Network (M.A.I.N.), a consortium of the Morris County Library and 37 municipal libraries. Your library card is accepted at all of these libraries. For a complete list of participating libraries, see http://www.mainlib.org/locations.

If you do not wish to go to another library, you can request that the item be sent via interlibrary loan to the Florham Park Library. Interlibrary loan requests can be placed online from the library catalog, or you can call the Library at (973)377-2694. Tutorials are available for online searching and placing hold requests. Please have your card ready when you place a request.

If you cannot locate items in the M.A.I.N catalog, try using Jersey Cat, a database of the holdings of New Jersey public and academic libraries provided by the State of New Jersey. For more information, contact us.

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How do I view ‘My Account’?
From the My Account section of the M.A.I.N catalog, enter your library card number and PIN to access the list of items you have out or on hold, renew items, cancel or suspend holds, check on your outstanding fines and fees, change your PIN, change your email or phone number information, select your notification preference and maintain your saved searches. If you do not know your PIN, click on the link for “Forgot or PIN or password” or call the library at 973-377-2694. Also available is an online tutorial.

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Do you have a Book Discussion Group or other programs for adults?
Our book discussion groups meet once a month from September through June at the Library.  The evening group meets at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of the month. The afternoon group meets at 1pm on the third Wednesday of the month.

Our Second Sunday @ the Library series of events runs from September to April with a music, cultural or educational program beginning at 2 pm.  The library also has other programs for adults throughout the year. For a current listing, review the Calendar or the Upcoming Events list on our website.

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What is the cost of printing on the copier and printers?
The copier charge is $.15 per page and only black and white copies are available.  The printer charge is also $.15 per page and color printing is available on all our printers.

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Are there computers available for use by the public?

There are 14 computers in the main room, 2 in the Young Adult room, and 8 in the children’s room available to the public. Most have Internet access and research databases. All Internet PCs have Office 2010 software and one PC is connected to a scanner. Printing from the computers costs $.15 per page.

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Is the Library available for wireless access?
Yes, the building is a Wireless Hotspot and has published a Wireless Internet Usage Policy.

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Are there rooms available for local community groups to meet?
The Akhoury Room seats 75 people and can be divided for smaller groups. The New Jersey Room seats 10 and is suitable for small group meetings. These rooms are for the use of non-profit groups whose membership is predominately Florham Park residents. To reserve any of the rooms, the group must complete an application and agree to abide by the meeting room policies.

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Can I remember a loved one with a gift to the Library?
There is a Memorial and Gift Program if you would like to give a gift for a variety of occasions. Ask at the Circulation Desk for more information.

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How can I help support the Library?
The Friends of the Library provide support with their annual appeal. Donations can be mailed or delivered to the Library. Funds realized from the appeal provide enhancements to regular library service.

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Does the Library need volunteers?
Volunteers help the library staff with a variety of tasks throughout the year. If you would like to be of service, call Joan Hipp 973-377-2694.

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How do I contact the Library?
During business hours you may call the Library at 973-377-2694. We can also be reached by email at reference@florhamparklib.org. (If you have trouble accessing the link, copy and paste the address into your email.) Please note that emails having time-sensitive questions should be made in person or by phone. Emails will only be read during business hours Monday to Friday.

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What if I have a problem with any of your email links?

If you need to contact the library via email but are having trouble with the email links, simply copy and paste the email address into the  “To:”  field of your email.

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