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Welcome New Borrower!
We are happy to present you with a Franklin Lakes Library card. This card is very important because not only is it your access to a very fine collection, but it is also your “passport” to the resources of over 70 libraries in the BCCLS system.

You must present your card to borrow library materials. This card is valid for three years, as long as you reside, work, or pay taxes in Franklin Lakes. You are responsible for all items checked out with your card. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 18, you are also responsible for materials borrowed on the child's card.

Please help us keep our records up-to-date by letting us know if you change your address, name or phone number. Contact us immediately if your card is lost or stolen. There is a $3.00 charge for a replacement card.

Loan Period:
3 days:
Newer videos
7 days:

Express Books:

a short-loan collection of popular fiction and non-fiction

14 days:
New books, all non-fiction and older feature videos, all cassettes, music compact discs, CD-ROM, special holiday books, books on tape, college guides, travel guidebooks
28 days:
All other books

Video & DVD: Daily overdue charge is $1.00 per day up to a max of $10.00 per video/DVD. There is a limit of 7 DVDs on a borrower’s card. 

Renewals: If no one else is waiting, most materials may be renewed. Once you have reached the maximum number of renewals, the item must be returned and re-shelved by the staff before you can borrow it again. This process usually takes one day, and is not performed on demand.

Reserves: Most library materials may be reserved .

Interlibrary Loan: If an item is not owned by the library, we will try to get it for you. Some fees might apply, depending on the material you need. Ask a Reference Librarian for more information.

Limits: DVDs are limited to a total of 7. Newer DVDs are limited to a total of 3 and are available to Franklin Lakes cardholders only.

Overdue Fines: $1.00 per day for videos and DVD'\s

Lost or Damaged Materials: Unit cost of the item (schedule available at Circulation Desk) plus accumulated overdue fines, if any.