Verona Public Library

17 Gould Street · Verona, New Jersey · 07044
(973) 857-4848
· library@veronanj.org

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Library Policies & Services

Circulation

Books, large-print books, books on tape or CD, and music on CD can be borrowed for two weeks and renewed twice (up to four additional weeks) if not reserved by another patron.

Magazines can be borrowed for one week and renewed twice (up to two additional weeks) if not reserved by another patron.  Children's magazines check out for two weeks with two renewals (again, renewals allowed only if no one else has reserved the item).

Videotapes, and DVDs owned by Verona Public Library can be borrowed for one week, but may not be renewed.

Interlibrary loan books can be borrowed for two weeks, and may sometimes be renewed with the permission of the lending library.  There is a  25˘ fee for interlibrary loans, reduced to 10˘ for seniors.

Items that have been reserved by another patron cannot be renewed.

Reference materials do not circulate.

Reserves

All circulating materials not held for library or school use may be reserved.  When the item becomes available for loan, the patron will be notified and the item will be held for three days.   There is a 25˘ fee for reserves, reduced to 10˘ for seniors. Reserves may be placed online, in person, by phone: (973) 857-4848, or by e-mail:  library@veronanj.org.

Interlibrary loan

Books and periodical articles can be requested on interlibrary loan from other libraries. Verona Library charges  25˘ for interlibrary loans, reduced to 10˘ for seniors. The borrower will be notified of any additional charges imposed by lending libraries before loans are requested.

The New Jersey Interlibrary Loan Catalog, JerseyCat, lists library materials available within New Jersey. If the item you need is not listed, Verona Public Library will attempt to obtain it from a library outside the system. Interlibrary loans may be requested in person, by phone:  (973) 857-4848, or by e-mail:   library@veronanj.org

Borrowing from other libraries with ReBL

Reciprocal Essex Borrowing Libraries supports borrowing among 25 Essex County libraries. Verona Public Library card holders are eligible for a free REBL card, allowing them to borrow materials directly from a participating library by going to that library. REBL cards must be updated each calendar year.

Each REBL library sets its own borrowing policies. Usually videos and new books cannot be borrowed, and academic libraries may restrict materials to borrowers over 18 years of age. We recommend you call the participating library if you have questions about REBL circulation policies.

Holdings of REBL libraries can sometimes be searched in the participating library's own online catalogs or in the New Jersey State Library Union Catalog, called JerseyCat.

Library members not living in Verona

The Verona Public Library is supported by Verona taxpayers. Nonresidents may join the library for an annual fee of $100.00, which entitles them to all the privileges of resident cardholders within the library. 

Returns

Books and periodicals may be returned to the library circulation desk, to the book drop in the library front door, or to other area libraries. Videos, DVDs and CDs must be returned inside the library during business hours.

Fines and lost or damaged materials

Overdue items incur a fine of 10˘ per day.  Patrons are charged the replacement price and overdue fine for any lost materials belonging to Verona Public Library, or any materials borrowed on interlibrary loan from another library.  Lost interlibrary loan items may also incur a processing fee from the lending library.

Internet Use

Verona Public Library maintains seven public access Internet terminals, primarily for reference use.  Verona Public Library card holders may register to use the computers for one-half hour, or up to three hours if no one is waiting to use the terminal.  Internet access at Verona Public Library is provided with the assistance of the New Jersey State Library, the Verizon Access New Jersey program and Comcast.

Patrons under eighteen years of age may use the Internet only with written permission, signed by a parent or guardian in person at the Library.  Verona Public Library provides access to appropriate search engines for children, but does not filter web access.  Patrons found accessing materials prohibited under the Library's Internet use policy will have their computer use privileges revoked.

The Library offers classes in computer and Internet use, and librarians will assist patrons in using the computers for research and reference.

Internet Use Policy

Internet Access on Public Computers
Adopted by the Board of Trustees of Verona Free Public Library, September 17, 1998

The Internet is a global network of information accessible through a computer. The Verona Public Library provides access for educational and informational purposes only.

Use is restricted to patrons with Verona Public Library cards. Users must leave their card at the desk while using the computer. Computers are limited to one patron at a time.

Staff is available to assist patrons, but only provide computer training during specified times.  Please inquire about our Computer Classes.

Parents or guardians are responsible for the Internet information selected or accessed by their children. Parental consent is required for users under the age of 18.

If Internet use results in disruption of library services or is inappropriate for a public library setting, the library reserves the right to end the session or revoke computer privileges. Chat rooms and on-line video games are not permitted.

Use of personal software is not allowed. Word processing is permitted but files may not be saved to Library hard drives. Diskettes, including those provided by the library ($1.00 per disk) will be allowed to save files. All diskettes must be scanned for viruses before being used in library computers.

Users may make only authorized copies of copyrighted materials or licensed software or data.

Computer time is limited to 30 minutes if others are waiting for access, or three hours in one day. Users must finish their sessions 15 minutes before closing.

The Verona Public Library assumes no responsibility for any damage, direct or indirect, arising from use of the Internet. The library specifically disclaims any warranty as to the information’s accuracy, timeliness, usefulness, or fitness for a particular purpose.

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