Below is are the borrowing polices at SBPL

Borrowing Services

Cardholders in good standing may borrow any material available for circulation. All borrowing is free of charge. Late fees still apply. 

Renewals

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

 DVDs and video games are now renewable if there are no holds.

Returns

All items must be returned at anytime to the outside of the Library building located on Kingston Lane. The Book Drops are closed until further notice.  

All items may be returned at anytime to the outside book drop at the Library building located on Kingston Lane. Book drops located throughout South Brunswick are reserved for print materials only. Mobile Branch print items may be returned to the Mobile Branch, book drops, or the Killmurray Building.

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. Some restrictions by lending library may apply.

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. 

Interlibrary Loan (Outside of Middlesex County)

It is possible to request for books outside of the LMxAC Catalog. This request is called an Interlibrary Loan and cost $3 for postage.

Interlibrary Loans be placed 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. 

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

Material Loan Period
DVDs 1 week
Magazines 1 week
Playaway Launchpad 1 week
Video Games 1 week
Chromebooks* 2 weeks
Hotspots* 2 weeks
New Book Title 2 weeks
School Summer Reading 2 weeks
Music CDs 3 weeks
All other Books 3 weeks
*Items can only be borrowed by South Brunswick Residents due to limited avalibility
PolicyFee
Interlibrary loans outside of our delivery system$3 postage fee
Replacement Card$3
Non-Resident Card$75 per year
Policy Fee
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
Chromebooks .50¢ per day with a maximum of $10
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.