Code of Conduct
Revised by the Library Board of Trustees, September 13, 2021
You can get a free full service library card online by clicking here or by coming into the library and providing proof of residency in Montville Township. Verify proof of residency (tax municipality) by showing a driver’s license, state of New Jersey-issued identification card, or alternative proof of address in Montville Township. The following documentation may be used to prove residency: current utility bill or lease, current tax statement or current bank statement. For a card for a child from birth to 16, bring the child to the library and show the parent's proof of address in the Township. Montville residents who are 17 and over can obtain their own library cards. We also offer courtesy cards to non-residents who work in the Township, K-12 cards for Montville school students and teachers who are non-residents, and paid cards for $250 per year. Please contact the Library for more information.
Fees & Fines
Fines begin to accrue daily on a borrower’s account the day following the due date. When these fines exceed $10.00 or more the patron will be blocked from further borrowing at any M.A.I.N Library until the materials are returned and fines are paid. If overdue materials are returned to a book drop, borrowing privileges may still be blocked until the material has been discharged from the account and fines have been paid.
Fine & Fee Schedule
Please go here to view our most current Fees and Fines schedule.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees, January 5, 2022 (subject to change)
Study Room Policy
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees, January 12, 2015. The Library Board reserves the right to amend this policy at any time.
Private/Commercial Business Policy
The Township of Montville prohibits any person(s) from conducting private/commercial business in any Township Building.
Private business includes, but is not limited to: private paid tutors, internet business, presentations to clients for paid services, and any other private/commercial businesses.
The Montville Township Public Library Board of Trustees recognizes that tutoring is an activity that relates to the library’s role as an educational support center. However, use of the library’s space is permitted for non-profit tutoring (i.e., ESL tutors, Literacy Volunteers, Montville Board of Education Home Instructors, etc.) only.
These tutors must register and be authorized by the Library Director or his or her designee.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees December 12, 2011.
Revised by the Library Board of Trustees, February 8, 2016
Adopted by the Montville Township Public Library Board.
Pio Costa Meeting Room Policy
The Montville Township Public Library is aware of the need for meeting space for government, local groups, and organizations. Making available such accomodations to the public is an additional service, which the Library may render under conditions set by the Library Board. Permission to use the meeting room does not constitute an endorsement of a group's policies or beliefs by the Library Board of Trustees.
Space, staff limitations, and library schedules necessarily require regulatory measures, which affect the use of the meeting room. These rules may be modified for official library or Township functions when deemed appropriate. The Library Director and the Library Board reserve the right to deny permission to use the meeting rooms.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees May 13, 2019.
Collection Development Policy
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees July 12, 2021
Child Safety Policy
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees September 13, 2021