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Library Membership and Loan Policies as of June 1 2010

Library Membership and Loan Policies 2017



 Please read the Willingboro Public Library's Circulation Policies before completing the library card application.

Each eligible library patron shall provide the Library with a current valid New Jersey Driver's license or a photo ID and one of the following:  recent computer statement from a major credit card company or local utility (gas, electric, cable etc.); a recent bank statement; a voter's registration (a second form of ID is required); a current tax bill (non-resident property owners) or signed lease agreement.

Each member of each household is entitled to membership.  The signature of a parent or guardian is required if the applicant is under 18 years of age, except for legally emancipated minors.

Each patron shall be responsible for all use made of his/her card. If the card is lost or stolen, the patron is responsible for all charges against it until the loss is reported. Each patron is responsible for informing the Library of changes in his/her address.

Once you have been issued a WPL card, be sure to bring it with you when you visit the library.  A current photo ID is also acceptable for checkout.

Library Card Fees

Residents                                                                                        Free

BCC Students & those employed in Willingboro                          One Year Free

Non-resident Seniors: One year membership                              $10.00

Non-resident Membership Special One year membership          $35.00

Non-resident Trial Membership                                                   $10.00 


Library Card Replacement Costs

First Replacement                                                                           Free

2nd Replacement Adult                                                                $  5.00

2nd Replacement Juvenile                                                           $  1.00


For security/privacy of your personal records on the Public Access Catalog, you can choose a 4 digit PIN Number. The PIN Number is another way of insuring the confidentiality of your records.  Please ask at the Circulation Desk if you need assistance.

Special Teacher Cards

ALL educators who teach in schools in Willingboro Township are entitled to a second WPL card, which will permit additional Juvenile, young adult materials and educational videos to be borrowed for classroom use. These cards will not affect the use of their personal membership card.

The borrowing limit is 30 items and the lending period for each item is 6 weeks, except for audio-visual materials.

Homeschool instructors will be given the same borrowing privileges as township teachers.  A Tri-County Home Educators Membership Card or registration with the Township Board of Education is necessary.  Teacher card must be renewed yearly.


Maximum number of items out at any given time per customer:           30

Maximum number of overdue notices before Summons:                        3

1st Notice is a Reminder

2nd Notice is a Warning

3rd Notice is the Final Notice followed by Court Summons

A $50.00 processing fee will be added to summons at writing

Audio Visual Materials will circulate as follows


Lending periods are:                       7 days for both fiction and non-fiction titles

Limited to a total of:                         20 titles for Adult 

                                                           5 titles for Children

                                                                                         5 titles for Trial membership                                                                                         


Lending periods are:                       7 days for both fiction and non-fiction titles

Limited to a total of:                         Unlimited


Lending periods are:                       14 days


New Fiction                                      14 days

All other books                                 21 days


KINDLES                                         14 days 

CHROMEBOOKS                            2 hours 


Overdue Fines

Interlibrary Loan Books/CDs/ACs           $     .50 per item per day

                             DVDs                            $   2.00 per item per day (starting March 1, 2016:

                             VHS                               $     .20 per item per day

Adult/YA Items                                           $     .20 per item per day

                                                                    $ 10.00 maximum per item

Juvenile Items                                           $     .10 per item per day

                                                                    $   5.00 maximum per item

Se Seniors' Items                                           $   .10 per item per day

 DVDs                                                        $   1.00 per item per day 

 VHS                                                          $    .05 per item per day

                                                                    $ 12.00 maximum per item

Chromebooks                                            $     .50 per item per hour

Kindles                                                       $    2.00 per item per day

Maximum amount of unpaid fine              $  20.00

Customers with fines exceeding the $20 maximum will have borrowing

privileges suspended until they are brought below $20.00.

Materials Replacement Cost

Full cost of item, if available, or item type cost average.

Items with no cost available are charged by item type cost average as follows:


                                                  Hardcover                                                                $ 25.00

Paperback                                                                 $ 8.00

VHS                                                                         $ 25.00

Audio Cassette                                                        $ 15.00

DVD                                                                         $ 25.00

CD                                                                           $ 20.00

                            Kindle                                                                      $ 155.00

                            Chromebook                                                           $ 150.00


Hardcover                                                                $ 25.00

Paperback                                                               $   5.00


Hardcover                                                                $ 25.00

Paperback                                                               $   8.00

VHS                                                                         $ 25.00

Audio Cassette                                                        $ 15.00

DVD                                                                         $ 25.00

CD                                                                           $ 20.00

Processing Fee for lost materials per item             $   3.00


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