Circulation Policies

  • South Amboy resident cards are issued for three years.
  • Parent or legal guardian is responsible for the minor’s account.
  • Dowdell library card holders are entitled to check books out at MURAL libraries.  A list of participating libraries is available at the main desk.
  • A library card can only be used by the person to whom it is issued.
  • Please report lost or stolen cards immediately.

Fees and Late Charges

  • Replacement card fee – $3
  • Books, CDs, audio books and computer software –  $0.20  day
  • DVD – $2 day
  • Media returned in the book drop – $2
  • Reserve books – $.25 day
  • Inter-library loans – $.25 day late fee

Books, Audio Books, CDs, Computer Software, Periodicals

  • Circulation loan period: 2 weeks
  • Renewal: 3 times
  • Reserve items:  no renewals

DVDs

  • Fiction – two days – one renewal if no reserves
  • Non-fiction – two weeks – one renewal if no reserves
  • Reserve DVDs – no renewals
  • 10 adult and 10 juvenile per family

Books

  • No limit
  • School projects
    • Limit of 2 per subject
  • Inter-library loan items
    • Circulation loan period: two weeks
    • Renewals can be requested with approval from lending library

Audio Books, Music CDs

  • 10 Per Person

Periodicals

  • No Limit

Lost Or Damaged Materials

Patron pays the full list price of the item plus a processing fee

Processing Fees:

  • Hardcover books, computer software, audio books and DVDs – $10
  • Paperbacks and  periodicals – $3