Requesting Materials that the Library Does Not Own
The East Brunswick Public Library is no longer accepting Interlibrary Loan Requests due to pending construction. The library will be closed for construction for two weeks starting Monday August 14th through Monday August 28th. The library expects to reopen on Tuesday August 29th at 9 a.m., but this date could be later depending on the progress of the construction work. Please check the library website on or about August 29thfor updates on opening day.
Now that East Brunswick Public Library belongs to a consortium, LMxAC, we have a much larger catalog that lets our patrons borrow books and other items from 30 libraries in central Jersey. All items that are borrowed from these 30 libraries are sent directly to the library of your choice for pick-up. You will be notified to pick up the item on the HOLD SHELF when it arrives. All ITEMS BORROWED THROUGH THE CATALOG ARE FREE, except some media items may have a rental fee. However, items borrowed through the JerseyCat interlibrary loan system will still cost $1.00 each.
**Always be sure to check the catalog before submitting an interlibrary loan request. In many cases, the item that you are looking for will be on the shelf at one of the member libraries and will be FREE.
If you still cannot find what you are looking for, then check JerseyCat or contact the Information Desk at 732-390-6767 to recommend that the library purchase the material.
*Please Note* As of September 1, 2013 The Library has stopped purchasing music CDs. The Library has carefully monitored circulation statistics and discovered that checkouts have dropped drastically over the past five years. The Library recognizes patrons are obtaining music in other formats, such as online streaming and iTunes downloads. The Library will retain its current music collection. Interlibrary loan will be available for music titles that The Library does not own.
If you are looking for materials that are not listed in the Library Catalog, you may also use our online Request for DVDs, or the Request for Audiobooks forms to request that the library purchase them. The library will either purchase the materials or borrow them from another library for you (see ILL or Interlibrary Loan description above) depending upon date of publication, availability, and the price of the item(s). This service is limited to East Brunswick Public Library cardholders.
Submit a Request that The Library purchase your materials
- The Library is no longer accepting requests for software packages or PC games due to vendor licensing restrictions.