Membership

Your Haddon Heights Library card opens the door to a world of information and entertainment. Your card is one of the best values around!

Use your card to check out a wide variety of materials and to access the Internet from library computers. With your library card number, you can also access the library’s powerful subscription databases, eBooks and audio books from your home, office or school computer.

Get a Library Card

Library cards are free to all residents of Haddon Heights, business owners, property owners and those that work in Haddon Heights. A fee of $35.00 will be charged for all other library cards.

You may register in person by visiting the front desk. Please bring with you identification that has your Haddon Heights address on it (driver’s licenses are preferred). You will be able to check out materials immediately.

Library Card Information

1. To check out materials, present your library card at the front desk.
2. Please report changes of name, address, phone number or email address to the front desk.
3. Lost cards can be replaced for a fee of $3.00
4. All information in our files is kept confidential.

Borrowing Materials

Loan Periods

3 days – DVDs

7 days – periodicals

14 days – new books

21 days – older books, interlibrary loan materials, audio books

Renewing Materials

Most materials may be renewed providing the account is in good standing and the material is not reserved for another patron. You may renew in person, over the phone (856-547-7132) or online.

Returning Materials

The Haddon Heights Library has an outside bookdrop located directly in front of the building on Station Avenue. Please do not use this bookdrop to return audio books or DVDs. Doing so will likely damage the item.

Placing Holds

Patrons with a valid library card may place items on hold that are currently checked out or on order. There is no fee for this service and borrowers are notified by phone when items are ready for pickup.

Overdue Materials

Overdue fines are assessed if items are not returned or renewed by the due date. Be sure to check the due dates for items you have on loan. Due dates are listed on the receipt handed to you at check out or you can view them on your account online.

Overdue fines apply to each day materials are late. $0.50 is charged each day a DVD is late, with a maximum fine of $5.00. All other materials are $0.10 per day with a maximum of $3.00.

Lost or Damaged Items

It is your responsibility to maintain the condition of all borrowed materials. When an item is lost or damaged beyond repair, you will be asked to pay the replacement cost of the item. Interlibrary loan replacement or damage charges may vary depending on the lending library’s policy.

Services

The Haddon Heights Library offers many services for everyone in the community. Serving the public is the business of public libraries and our reason for existence.

Public Computer Access

The library has 18 public computers with Internet access and Office products (including Word and Excel) on the main floor. Patrons are asked to sign in at the front desk and can choose any available computer. The time limit is 30 minutes if people are waiting. Otherwise, there is no time limit.

Black and white printing is available for a cost of $0.15 per page. Color printing costs $0.50.

Interlibrary Loan

If you need items that are not in our collection, they can be ordered from other libraries. Items are usually delievered within 5 days. Requests can be made in person, over the phone or online.

Copy Machine, Fax Machine and Scanning

There is one staff-operated photocopier available in the library. 8 1/2 x 11 copies cost $0.15; 8 1/2 x 14 and 11 x 17 copies cost $0.20.  Color copies are available for $0.50.

Fax service is available at the front desk. The cost is $2.00 per page outgoing and $1.00 per page incoming.

Scanning is also available. The cost is $0.50 per page.

Notary Public

The library offers notary services at no charge. There is one notary at the library that is available Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday night, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Please call ahead as there is no guarantee the Notary will be available.  Notary service is not available for Deeds, Wills, Living Wills, Living Trusts, Codicils or Depositions.

Home Delivery

If requested, the library will deliver items to shut-ins. Please call the library for more details.

Proctoring Services

The library staff will fulfill the proctoring needs of distance learning students with proper notification. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for this service with the library and their school.

Voter Registration

Voter registration cards may be picked up at the Front Desk.

Typewriter Access

A self-correcting typewriter is provided for public use on a walk-in basis.