A library card (or NJ driver’s license for registered borrowers) is required to borrow materials from the Madison Public Library. The Library honors Madison Public Library cards, as well as those from other MAIN public libraries, the Morris Union Federation (MUF) libraries and Open Borrowing Program libraries.
- Obtaining a Library Card Madison taxpayers and residents are eligible for a free library card, offering full service in the Madison Public Library, as well as borrowing privileges in other libraries belonging to MAIN, Morris Union Federation and the Open Borrowing Program. The library requires identification showing proof of address (e.g. current tax/rent/utility bill; valid NJ driver’s license). A PO Box address is NOT acceptable as proof of residency. A resident library card is valid for three years. A library card may be renewed upon proof of current address.
- College Students (Undergraduates) College students living in University residence halls at Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University or the College of St. Elizabeth are only eligible for borrowing privileges at the Madison Public Library. The library requires proof of current college enrollment (e.g. tuition bill; current student ID). A student library card is valid for one year and may be renewed upon proof of continuing enrollment.
- Graduate Students Graduate students and their families living on or off campus are entitled to full library privileges and receive a regular library card.
- Madison Employees Employees of Madison Businesses including the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, au pairs, nannies, and aides are entitled to a courtesy card. Courtesy card holders are entitled to borrow material at the Madison Public Library and the Morris County Library only. They may also place holds for pickup at the Madison Public Library but other libraries reserve the right to limit items sent for courtesy card holders. The library requires proof of employment (e.g. letter from your employer or a pay stub.) Courtesy cards are valid for one year and are renewed upon proof of continuing employment. Individuals who live in communities participating in MAIN, MUF, or the Open Borrowing Program must apply for a library card in their home library.