Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I get a free library card?
- How do I find out if the Library has a book I want?
- How can I obtain a book that is not at the Florham Park Library?
- How do I view ‘My Account’?
- Do you have a Book Discussion Group at the Library or other types of adult programs?
- What is the cost of printing on the copier and printers?
- Are there computers available for use by the public?
- Is the Library available for wireless access?
- Are there rooms available for local community groups to meet?
- Can I remember a loved one with a gift to the Library?
- How can I help support the Library?
- Does the Library need volunteers?
- How do I contact the Library?
- What if I have a problem with any of your email links?
- Directions to the library.
- Holiday Closings
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 1 pm 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.
What is the cost of printing on the copier and printers?
The copier charge is $.15 per page and only black & white copies are available. The printer charge is $.15 per page for black & white prints and $.25 per page for color prints.
Are there computers available for use by the public?
There are 14 computers in the main room, 4 in the Young Adult room, and 6 in the children’s room available to the public. All have internet access, research databases, and Office 2010 or 2016 software.
Is the Library available for wireless access?
Yes, the building is a Wireless Hotspot and has published a Wireless Internet Usage Policy.
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.
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.
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.
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 973-377-2694 or inquire at the Circulation Desk.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Directions to the library.
From Rt. 287 North: Take exit 36A for Morris Ave/CR-510 East. Travel on Rt. 510/Columbia Turnpike for approximately 4 miles. Turn right on Ridgedale Ave. At 2nd traffic light turn right into Municipal Complex (opposite Briarwood Rd). The Library is located directly behind the gazebo.
From Rt. 287 South: Take exit 37 – Rt. 24 East/Springfield. Travel 2 miles and get off on Exit 2B – Florham Park/510 East. Merge onto Rt. 510/Columbia Turnpike and travel approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto Ridgedale Ave. Follow instructions above.
From Chatham/Madison: Travel west on Main Street and turn right onto Greenwood Ave. in Madison. Go thru traffic light where Greenwood Ave becomes Ridgedale Ave. At the next traffic light, turn left into the Municipal Complex.
• Good Friday
• Easter Sunday
• Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend
• Independence Day
• Labor Day weekend
• Thanksgiving Eve (open until 5pm)
• Thanksgiving Day
• Christmas Eve
• Christmas Day
• New Years Eve (open until 3pm)
• New Years Day