Below is are the borrowing polices at SBPL

Borrowing Services

Cardholders in good standing may borrow any material available for circulation. Most borrowing is free of charge.

Renewals

Most items may be renewed two times.  An item may be renewed online, by phone, or in-person.

DVDs and video games are not renewable. They can be returned and checked out immediately for an additional fee if no one has placed a hold on the items.

Returns

All items may be returned at anytime to the outside bookdrop at the Library building located on Kingston Lane.  Bookdrops throughout South Brunswick are reserved for print materials only. Mobile Branch items may be returned to the Mobile Branch or the Library.

Location Address
South Brunswick Public Library 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
South Brunswick Square Mall – Dollar Tree Store 4095 Route 1 South, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Kingston Firehouse 6 Heathcote Road Kingston, NJ 08528
Kendall Park Post Office 3124 New Jersey 27, Kendall Park, NJ 08824-1512

Accessing Your Account

It is a good idea to know how to access your own Library account.  To do so, you will need to use the 14-digit number found on your library card and your Personal Identification Number (PIN).  If you do not have your PIN, call the Borrower Services Desk at 732-329-4000, ext. 7290.

The following options to acquire an item that is not available at the library is as follows:

Holds

A Hold (also known as a Reserve) can be placed on most items listed in the LMxAC Catalog.

Holds may be placed through the online catalog,  at the Information Desk or by phone at 732-329-4000, ext. 7286.  A library card is required to place a hold. Certain restrictions apply.

You will be notified when your reserved item is available.  There is a 25¢ service fee at pick-up for each reserved item.

Reciprocal and Open Borrowing

Your Library card can be used at the nearly 30 member libraries in LMxAC (Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium).  The Library also has reciprocal agreements with Franklin Township ( Franklin Library Catalog) and  M.U.R.A.L. (Middlesex Union Reciprocal Associated Libraries). 

A card holder may also want to use the larger lending service Open Borrowing.  

If you wish to participate, please contact the Borrower Services Desk for more information.

Loan Periods and Fees

MaterialLoan Period
DVDs1 week
Magazines1 week
Playaway Launchpad1 week
Video Games1 week
Hotspots2 weeks
New Book Title2 weeks
School Summer Reading2 weeks
Music CDs3 weeks
All other Books3 weeks
Policy Fee
Holds (Reserves) .25¢
Interlibrary loans .25¢
DVDs $1 per rental
Replacement Card $3
Non-Resident Card $75 per year
PolicyFee
Audiobooks.25¢ per day with a maximum of $5
Books.25¢ per day with a maximum of $5
Interlibrary loans.50¢ per day with no maximum
Hotspots.50¢ per day with a maximum of $10
Magazines.25¢ per day with a maximum of $1
Music CDs.50¢ per day
DVDs$1 per day
Video Games$1 per day

A replacement cost is charged for all lost or damaged items plus a $5 non-refundable processing fee.