Library Policies

Library Policies

Board of Trustees Approved Policies

Introduction Statement for Library Policies

The Board of Trustees of the Free Public Library of the Borough of Madison has adopted the following policies governing the use of the Library in order to facilitate the unhampered and equal access of patrons to the Library’s collections and services. Through these policies, the Library commits itself to intellectual freedom and to freedom of access.

The Library is supported by the Borough of Madison through residential and commercial real estate taxes as well as support in kind. Substantial monetary support is provided by gifts and contributions of citizens and users of the Library, the Friends of the Library, and the Endowment. Volunteers also provide many hours of service support to the Library. The expectation of these supporters is that the Library will be a readily accessible, comfortable and safe place for the use and enjoyment of the public.

Comments and suggestions regarding any of the existing policies and their enforcement, or ideas for additional policies should be addressed to the Director of the Library, preferably in writing. The Trustees, who are appointed by the Mayor of the Borough with the approval of the Borough Council, are ultimately responsible for the consideration of these comments and suggestions.

Computer Policy

The library has public Internet computers with the full Microsoft Office 2007 Suite. Users need a library card from any library in Morris County or any Open Borrowing library to log on to use the computers. Sessions are 2 hours and then 3 one hour sessions if enough PCs are available with a total of 5 hours per day.

Visitors without library cards can get a temporary pass from the Information Desk after showing ID.  Printing costs: $.15 a page after the first two free pages for black & white copies and $.25 a page (no free copies) for color copies.


Unsecured WiFi is available throughout the building. Just connect to the Library Wireless network for free Internet access on your personal device. No password is needed. We offer wireless printing from your personal device. Please see a reference librarian for more information.

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