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Neptune, NJ 07753

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Neptune Residents

Free library cards are available to all residents of NeptuneTownship, as well as those who work for the Township of Neptune, own property in, or go to public school in the township. All Neptune Public Library cards issued to residents are valid for two years, and must be renewed by presenting the required pieces of identification.

STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY

By acceptance of your library card you agree to the terms of issue and assume responsibility for the card’s use prior to its surrender to the Neptune Public Library. The holder accepts liability for the unauthorized use of the library card for the full replacement value of the lost item(s). You will not be liable for unauthorized use which occurs after you give notice of its loss. Immediately notify the Library in the event of loss, theft, or possible unauthorized use of the card. The card is the property of Neptune Public Library and you agree to surrender it upon request. If the card is issued to a person under 18, the parent or guardian is responsible for the selection, use, and return of library materials and for any charges incurred.

RESIDENTS

  1. All individuals who reside in Neptune, who apply for a Neptune Public Library card, must provide two current proofs of residency. Appropriate forms of identification for verification of residency include current:
    • New Jersey driver’s license
    • New Jersey motor vehicle registration or automobile insurance
    • New Jersey non-driver’s license photo ID or military photo ID with address and expiration date
    • Neptune Public School photo ID
    • Neptune Senior Citizens Center ID
    • Rental or lease agreement
    • Utility bill addressed to the applicant at the applicant’s stated address during the last 4 weeks.
    • Bank statement addressed to the applicant at the stated address during the last 4 weeks.
    • Credit card statement addressed to the applicant at the stated address during the last 4 weeks
    • Pay stub addressed to applicant during the last 4 weeks
  2. P.O. Boxes are not acceptable as proof of residency.
  3. Business cards are not accepted.
  4. The Library issues a Youth card to a child through age 13 in the Children’s Department. Cards are issued when the child is accompanied by a parent or guardian who presents appropriate identification and assumes responsibility for the account.
  5. Young adults, ages 14 through 17, are issued a library card at the Adult Circulation Desk. All applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who presents appropriate identification and assumes responsibility for the account.



NON-RESIDENTS

Non-Residents are persons who do not live in Neptune Township. Please note: some parts of Monmouth County have a Neptune Postal address. However, for membership purposes at the Neptune Public Library, residents of these municipalities such as Wall, Tinton Falls, Neptune City are designated as non-residents because their property taxes are not paid to Neptune Township.

The library issues cards at no cost to non-residents who work for the Neptune Township municipality, attend public school, or own property in Neptune, if they provide proof of their employment, enrollment, or property ownership for Neptune, in addition to the proof of identification and home address that is required of resident applicants.

  1. Employees of Neptune Township municipal offices and school district – The Library issues full privilege annual library cards to individuals who work in Neptune. Applicants must present proof of residency and proof of their employment in Neptune. Appropriate proof of employment includes:
    • Employee identification badge
    • Letter from employer
    • Pay stub with work address
    • Student identification card
    • Report card
    • Letter from school
    • Tax bill
    • Sewer bill
    • Title, deed or other proof of ownership
  2. Non-Resident Student – The Library issues full privilege annual library cards to non-resident students attending Neptune public schools. Proof of enrollment in a Neptune public school is required and a parent or guardian must accept responsibility for the account. Appropriate proof of school enrollment includes:
    • Student identification Card
    • Report car
    • Letter from school
  3. Property Owners – The Library issues full privilege library cards to individuals who own property in Neptune. Applicants must present proof of residency and proof of the property owned. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Appropriate proof of property ownership includes:
    • Tax bill
    • Sewer bill
    • Title, deed or other proof of ownership

Other Nonresidents

The Neptune Public Library also issues cards to non-residents for an annual fee.

  • Individual/ Family card for $40 per year.
  • Senior Citizens card (ages 62 and older) for $10 per year.



Special Cards

Library cards with special privileges are available for teachers, businesses, and temporary residents.

  1. Residents of Shelters are considered temporary residents. The library issues temporary cards to them if they present a letter from the temporary residence owner, confirming their residency. All other proofs of residency apply. Temporary cards must be renewed monthly.
  2. A Library card may be issued to a business or other organization in Neptune when requested and when a responsible individual is identified. The designated individual is personally responsible for materials borrowed on the card.



Adopted by the Board of Trustees
June 10, 2009
Amended August 18, 2015