Current Library Services


IMPORTANT UPDATE (issued March 23, 2021)

The Florham Park Public Library will once again be open inside for Express Browsing and Computer Sessions beginning Wednesday, March 24, 2021. We will continue to offer our contactless lobby pickup service. All three services are available during our open hours and there is no need to make an appointment ahead of time.


HOURS FOR LIBRARY SERVICES (effective Wednesday, March 24, 2021)

Monday – Thursday      9:30am – 8:00pm

Friday                              9:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday                         10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday                             1:00pm – 4:00pm

Contact the library at 973-377-2694 or at reference@florhamparklib.org with your questions and requests.


BORROWING FROM THE LIBRARY
We will continue to help you with all your borrowing needs if you prefer to not come in for Express Browsing. Call or email during our open hours for assistance.

CONTACTLESS LOBBY PICKUP
Our lobby service can be used for picking up library items, printouts, or crafts. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wait outside if there is already someone inside the lobby. Instructions for Lobby Pickup:

1. Place holds in the catalog or by contacting the library.
2. Wait for a notice that you have items ready for pickup.
3. Call us with your library card number when you arrive to pick up your items.
4. Retrieve your items from a numbered pickup box that will be in the lobby.

RETURNING LIBRARY MATERIALS
Returns are accepted using the book depository at the front of the building near the entrance.

• The drive-up book drop in the parking lot and inside book drop will remain closed until further notice.
• Items that are returned will not be checked in for at least 7 days after being deposited in the book drop so they will appear on your card for an extra week.

• You will not be fined for quarantine days. If you have already returned your items, please disregard automatic reminder notices.
• We encourage you to wear a mask and practice social distancing while on the library property. Please stay at least 6 feet away from other library users and staff at all times.
• If the book depository feels full, do not jam your items in there! Call us at (973) 377-2694 and we’ll make room so that you can deposit items without damaging them.

VIRTUAL REFERENCE AND TECH HELP
Don’t hesitate to contact us with your reference questions or technical assistance needs. Also, many of the library’s online resources are available from home 24×7. Check out the full list here.

BOOK BUNDLES, BOOK MATCH, TRAVEL PACKS, AND VIRTUAL BOOK SHELVES
There are many ways we can help find something for you to read, listen to, or watch. Complete one of our online forms, call, or email for assistance.

• Ask us to create a Book Bundle for you that contains a set of books based on your general reading selections (e.g. Christmas, Romance, or Mystery).
• Fill out a Book Match form with specific information about what your reading preferences are and we’ll hand-pick a book or two for you.
• By completing a Travel Pack form, you get to pick a staycation destination. We will then assemble a customized collection of books and DVDs related to your choice.
• Browsing the shelves has a new look with our Virtual Book Shelves. Discover new, recommended, or coming soon titles and click directly to the catalog to place a hold.

WIRELESS PRINTING AND WI-FI INTERNET
We have a new feature that allows you to print at the library from anywhere. Click here for instructions. If you need to connect to the internet, Wi-Fi access is available in our parking lot during our open hours. Connect your device to “Library Wireless.”

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
Our programs continue to be virtual at this time. We offer activities, workshops, and lectures for all ages. Click here for our complete event calendar.

KEEP INFORMED
Find out about all latest updates from the library via our website, email blasts, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube.

NEED A LIBRARY CARD?
We have made it easier than ever. You can apply online.

eBOOKS AND MORE
The library offers eBooks, eAudio, magazines, movies, graphic novels, music, and television shows for free with your library card. Click here to see all our digital resources. Your library card number and PIN may be required to gain access. Here is a sampling:

Books and Audiobooks

Cloud Library, Hoopla, Tumblebooks

Magazines

Consumer Reports, Ebsco, Pressreader

Music

Freegal, Hoopla

Movies and TV Shows

Hoopla, Kanopy

 Learning

Brainfuse, Learning Express, Explora Primary, Explora Secondary, Explora Educator, Mometrix, Britannica Library, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Rosetta Stone, Lynda

 Career & Business

Job & Career Accelerator, Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, Business Source Elite, Small Business Reference Center, Data Axle Reference Solutions, Legal Information Reference Center

 Health

Health Reference Center, Magill’s Medical Guide


CURRENT LIMITATIONS

  • Newspapers are not accessible, but we will happily print or copy articles for you to take home upon request.
  • Magazines are available for you to check out, but you can not read them in the library.
  • Programs, tutoring, meetings, and independent study are not permitted inside.
  • Most MAIN libraries are operating with alternative schedules and services. You can check the opening status of the MAIN libraries here.