Policies & Services
Books, large-print books, books on tape or CD, and music on
CD can be borrowed for two weeks and renewed twice (up to four
additional weeks) if not reserved by another patron.
Magazines can be borrowed for one week and renewed twice (up
to two additional weeks) if not reserved by another
patron. Children's magazines check out for two weeks with
two renewals (again, renewals allowed only if no one else has
reserved the item).
Videotapes, and DVDs owned by Verona Public Library can be
borrowed for one week, but may not be renewed.
Interlibrary loan books can be borrowed for two weeks, and
may sometimes be renewed with the permission of the lending
library. There is a 25˘ fee for interlibrary loans,
reduced to 10˘ for seniors.
Items that have been
reserved by another patron cannot be renewed.
Reference materials do not circulate.
All circulating materials not held for library or school use
may be reserved. When the item becomes available for loan,
patron will be notified and the item will be held for three
There is a 25˘ fee for reserves, reduced to 10˘ for seniors. Reserves may be placed
online, in person, by phone: (973) 857-4848, or by e-mail:
Books and periodical articles can be requested on
interlibrary loan from other libraries. Verona Library charges
25˘ for interlibrary loans, reduced to 10˘ for seniors. The borrower will be notified of any additional
charges imposed by lending libraries before loans are requested.
The New Jersey Interlibrary Loan Catalog, JerseyCat,
lists library materials available within New Jersey. If the item
you need is not listed, Verona Public Library will attempt to
obtain it from a library outside the system. Interlibrary loans
may be requested in person, by phone: (973) 857-4848, or by
Borrowing from other libraries with ReBL
Reciprocal Essex Borrowing Libraries supports borrowing among 25
Essex County libraries. Verona Public Library card holders are
eligible for a free REBL card, allowing them to borrow materials
directly from a participating library by going to that library.
REBL cards must be updated each calendar year.
Each REBL library sets its own borrowing policies. Usually
videos and new books cannot be borrowed, and academic libraries
may restrict materials to borrowers over 18 years of age. We
recommend you call the participating library if you have
questions about REBL circulation policies.
Holdings of REBL libraries can sometimes be searched in the
participating library's own online catalogs
or in the New Jersey State Library Union Catalog, called JerseyCat.
Library members not living in
The Verona Public Library is supported by Verona taxpayers.
Nonresidents may join the library for an annual fee of $100.00,
which entitles them to all the privileges of resident
cardholders within the library.
Books and periodicals may be returned to the library
circulation desk, to the book drop in the library front door, or
to other area libraries. Videos, DVDs and CDs must be returned
inside the library during business hours.
Fines and lost or damaged
Overdue items incur a fine of 10˘ per day. Patrons are
charged the replacement price and overdue fine for any lost
materials belonging to Verona
Public Library, or any materials borrowed on interlibrary loan
from another library. Lost interlibrary loan items may also
incur a processing fee from the lending library.
Verona Public Library maintains seven public access Internet
terminals, primarily for reference use. Verona Public Library card
holders may register to use the computers for one-half hour, or
up to three hours if no one is waiting to use the terminal.
Internet access at Verona Public Library is provided with the
assistance of the New Jersey State Library, the Verizon Access
New Jersey program and Comcast.
Patrons under eighteen years of age may use the Internet only
with written permission, signed by a parent or guardian in
person at the Library. Verona Public Library provides access to
appropriate search engines for children, but does not filter web
access. Patrons found accessing materials prohibited under the
Library's Internet use policy will have their computer use
The Library offers classes in computer and Internet use, and
librarians will assist patrons in using the computers for
research and reference.
Internet Access on Public Computers
Adopted by the Board of Trustees of Verona
Free Public Library, September 17, 1998
The Internet is a global network of
information accessible through a computer. The Verona Public
Library provides access for educational and informational
Use is restricted to patrons with Verona Public Library cards. Users must leave their card at the desk while
using the computer. Computers are limited to one patron at a
Staff is available to assist patrons, but only provide computer
training during specified times. Please inquire about our Computer
Parents or guardians are responsible for the
Internet information selected or accessed by their children.
Parental consent is required for users under the age of 18.
If Internet use results in disruption of
library services or is inappropriate for a public library
setting, the library reserves the right to end the session or
revoke computer privileges. Chat
rooms and on-line video games are not permitted.
Use of personal software is not allowed. Word
processing is permitted but files may not be saved to Library
hard drives. Diskettes, including those provided by the library
($1.00 per disk) will be allowed to save files. All diskettes
must be scanned for viruses before being used in library
Users may make only authorized copies of
copyrighted materials or licensed software or data.
Computer time is limited to 30 minutes if
others are waiting for access, or three hours in one day. Users
must finish their sessions 15 minutes before closing.
The Verona Public Library assumes no
responsibility for any damage, direct or indirect, arising from
use of the Internet. The library specifically disclaims any
warranty as to the information’s accuracy, timeliness,
usefulness, or fitness for a particular purpose.