Lodi Library Card Privileges
Library Cards Any Lodi Borough resident or anyone who pays taxes in Lodi is entitled to library card privileges at Lodi Memorial Library. Proof of eligibility such as a driver’s license or utility bill with name and current address is required at registration. Patrons must present a library card to pick up materials. There is a $3 fee to replace a lost library card
Loan Periods Items marked with a NEW sticker, CDs and magazines may be borrowed for two weeks (14 days). DVDs and videogames may be borrowed for one week (7 days). Other books and audio CDs (books and language learning) may be borrowed for four weeks (28 days). DVDs and videogames may only be checked out on an Adult library card (age 13 / grade 9 or older). Patrons may borrow 2 videogames and up to 10 DVDs on an adult card per checkout.
Returning Materials Materials may be dropped off at any library in the BCCLS system and will be returned to the owning library. DVDs, CDs and videogames can not be put in the book return slot. You must bring them to the circulation desk for return.
Renewals All materials may be renewed provided the materials are not "On Hold" due to a prior request from another patron. Renewable materials may be renewed twice in person or by phone, or from the "My Account" feature of the BCCLS catalog.
Fines Fines are charged for materials returned after the due date. A fine of .10 per day is charged for overdue materials including books,audiobooks,CDs and magazines.A fine of $1.00 per day is charged for overdue DVDs and videogames. For lost items, the patron is billed for the item's replacement cost. Library cards with fines of $10 plus are blocked for checkouts and computer use.
Holds and Inter-Library Loans Materials may be placed on hold in person, by phone,or from the BCCLS catalog.. Borrowers may request books and materials held in other libraries and institutions willing to lend. Once requested, patrons will be notified by email or phone when items are available
Request an Item Library cardholders can call the Reference Desk at
973-365-4044, to request library items with their library card. Or,they can use the online BCCLS catalog at www.bccls.org to look up the item and type their library card number in the "How to... Place a Request for this (item)" section on the right side of the webpage. Once requested, please allow 48 hours for requests to be processed, and an additional few days for transfer if items are coming from a library other than Lodi.
Lodi Library Services
Lodi Memorial Library offers 11 public computers (for grades 9 and up), 4 youth computers in the children's area and 3 computers with educational games and no internet access. Conference room computers are for classes and scanning.
All youth and adult public computers are equipped with Office 2010 and Open Office, internet access plus networked printing capability. Computers are available for a 30-minute session which can be extended for additional 30-minute intervals (if no one is waiting for a PC) up to a maximum of 3 hours daily. Patrons with blocked library cards must resolve fines to obtain computer access.
To ensure patron privacy and security, the public computer memory is cleared on logoff and patrons can not download or save documents to the hard drive.It is recommended that patrons bring a flash/thumb drive with them, or stop by the Reference Librarian's desk for assistance.
Wireless The library offers free wireless service to the public. Wi-Fi is less secure than a wired network, and there is no printing capability. See a staff member for the password to access the wifi system.
Headphones Patrons are welcome to bring and plug in their headphones and use the sound feature on our computers. Earbuds can be purchased for $1 at the front desk for those wishing to turn on the sound at the public computers.
Fax The library fax # is 973-365-0172. Library staff will assist you in faxing documents. The price is $3.00 for the first three pages and .50 cents for each page thereafter for NJ faxes. For faxes out of state, the price is $6.00 for the first three pages and 50 cents per page thereafter. Faxes may be received for $1.50 per page and .50 cents for each page thereafter.
Printing Black & white printing is $.10 per page. Color printing is $.25 per page. Printed copies and payment are handled at the front desk.
Copies Black & white copies are $.15 per page.
Scanner A computer scanner is available for free use in the conference room area of the library. The scanner can be used to scan documents and photos to email, save onto a flash drive, or to create printouts for duplication or faxing. How to Use the Scanner