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Adult Library Cards

Adult Library Patrons may sign up for a library card at any time the library is open to the public.  Please fill out your application online to expedite the process.
 
Adult Library Cards
Permanent Hoboken residents must present a photo ID along with proof of their current Hoboken address in the applicants’ name. This card gives full borrowing privileges for Hoboken Public Library materials as well as allows for interlibrary loan privileges including JerseyCat and use of the BCCLS consortium. Cards are renewable every 3 years.

Hoboken Residents must present a photo ID and one of the following:
• Valid NJ driver's license with current Hoboken address
• Lease
• Recent utility bill
• Recent Bank Statement
• Recent Credit Card bill
• Medicare/Medicaid ID (with current address)
• Letter from school, confirming home address (if under 18)

A P.O. Box is not acceptable as proof of Hoboken Residency.

Adult Library Card (1 year) (Modified)

If you work or attend school in Hoboken and live OUTSIDE of the BCCLS system
A library card is provided to applicants who work or go to school in Hoboken.
Applicants who work in Hoboken must show Photo ID, proof of home address and one of the following:
• Recent Pay stub with business name and address
• Letter from employer (on business letterhead) confirming employment
• Letter from Bursar’s or Principal’s office confirming enrollment and address
• Latest report card (if in high school)

*This card allows interlibrary loan privileges. Cards are renewable every year.

Courtesy Library Cards

Temporary Residents
Temporary Hoboken residents must present photo ID and proof of their temporary residency in Hoboken. Residents will be entitled to a Courtesy account with a maximum term of one year (determined by duration of residency.) Also note patron may have only one BCCLS account in the system at any time. This card allows for borrowing privileges for Hoboken Public Library Items Only, reserves and holds are not permitted.

Hudson County Courtesy
Patrons living in Hudson County outside of the BCCLS system may apply for a Hudson County courtesy account.
Hudson County cardholders are offered in-house use and borrowing of Hoboken Library materials. Reserves and holds are not permitted. Patrons must present a valid library card from their home library and be in good standing. Applicants should ensure that their library card has not expired and that their library records have their current home address on file.

Applicants must show Photo ID and Valid Proof of Residency such as:

• Valid NJ driver's license with current address
• Lease
• Recent utility bill
• Recent Bank Statement
• Recent Credit Card bill
• Medicare/Medicaid ID (with address)
• Letter from school, confirming address (if under 18)

Teens between the Ages of 13 and 17
Teens between the ages of 13-17 will be issued adult library cards based on the rules listed above for Adult Resident, Courtesy and Hudson County Cards.  If a teen between the ages of the 13-17 does not have photo ID then two other forms of ID such as a letter from their school, a parent’s lease or utility bill will be instead accepted.

Juvenile Library Cards

Hoboken Library Cards are issued to Hoboken resident children from birth to 12 years of age. Proof of parents’ or legal guardians’ residency must be presented with the application. This will usually take the form of a valid NJ Drivers’ License with current Hoboken address, or a utility bill with a picture ID such as a passport. These cards expire in three years, after which proof of residency must be resubmitted. It is not necessary to submit another application. Please note: child and a parent or legal guardian must be present when library card is issued.

Juvenile Card (Modified- 1 year)
Hoboken Juvenile Cards are issued to children from birth to age 12 who live outside the BCCLS system but attend school in Hoboken. A letter from the school stating they attend must be presented with the application along with their home address verified by the school.  A current report card may also be used. These cards expire in one year, after which proof of residency and a Hoboken School letter must be resubmitted. It is not necessary to submit another application. Please note: child and a parent or legal guardian must be present when library card is issued.  Modified Juvenile Cards entitle the child to borrowing privileges only, not program attendance for Hoboken resident programs such as story times.
*This card allows interlibrary loan privileges.

Juvenile Courtesy Cards

Temporary Residents
Children up to age 12 who are temporary Hoboken residents will be entitled to a Temporary Courtesy account with a maximum term of one year (determined by duration of residency.) Temporary proof of residency must be provided.  Also note children may have only one BCCLS account in the system at any time. This card allows for borrowing privileges for Hoboken Public Library Items Only. Please note: child and a parent or legal guardian must be present when library card is issued.

Hudson County Courtesy
Children from birth to age 12, living in HUDSON COUNTY, outside the BCCLS system and not schooled in Hoboken, are offered in-house use and borrowing of Hoboken Library materials. Reserves and holds are not permitted. Patrons must present a valid library card and be in good standing, providing they can show proof of Hudson County residence. These barcodes expire in one year, after which proof of residency must be resubmitted. It is not necessary to submit another application. Hudson county Courtesy Cards allow the child borrowing privileges only, not program attendance at Hoboken resident programs such as story times. Please note: child and a parent or legal guardian must be present when library card is issued.

ALL OF THE ABOVE REQUIRE PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION TO BE FILLED OUT ON THE APPLICATION FORM.  A CARD WILL NOT BE ISSUED WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION.

LOST CARDS may be replaced by providing proper identification along with a $3.00 fee. It is not necessary to submit another application.

YOUR LIBRARY CARD allows you to review items you currently have checked out, outstanding fines, pending requests, and to renew items before they become overdue.


 

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