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Borrowing Library Materials

There is no charge to borrow any Library material, with the exception of our WiFi Hotspots. Fines and fees may be applied to overdue, damaged and lost books. For a list of current overdue prices, please see below.  A patron must have a valid Perth Amboy Free Public Library Card.  Patron and Library Card must be present at the time of borrowing.


Loan Periods

New Books 14 Days
Adult Books 28 Days
Children’s Books 14 Days
DVDs 7 Days
Magaznes 7 Days
WiFi HotSpots 7 Days

Items may be renewed up to 2 times if not on hold. Items with holds, DVDs, and Magazines are NOT eligible for renewal.
*Only Adults can check out DVDs*


Renewing an Item

You can renew an item at the Library, calling the library at 732-826-2600 or using the automatic phone renewal system at 732-225-0932. Renewals can also be placed from home through the Library catalog.
Renewing from Home:

  • Go to the Enterprise homepage.
  • Click on Log In at the top right of the screen. Enter your library barcode number and PIN. Click the blue “Log In” button.
  • Click on the “My Account” link on the top of the page.
  • Click on “Checkouts.”
  • This will take you to a list of the items that you have charged out with due dates.
    • Renew selected items: Click in the white box to the left of the title and then click on the blue “Renew” button.
    • Renew all items: Click in the white box next to “Select All.” Click on the blue “Renew” button.
  • Click the blue “Yes” button to confirm the renewal.
  • If the item was renewed, the screen will say “Item Renewed”. If the item was not renewed, it will say “Failed to Renew”. All items may not be renewable. DVDs and books from other libraries are not renewable.

Placing a Hold

Holds can be placed in person at the library, by phone, or online from home using the Library Catalog.
Reserving from Home:

  • Go to the Enterprise homepage.
  • Click on Log In at the top right of the screen. Enter your library barcode number and PIN. Click the blue “Log In” button.
  • Search for the title that you want to reserve. Click on the title for more details about the item.
    Click on the “Place Hold” link on the right side of the screen.
  • Perth Amboy should be listed as the pickup location. If it is not, select it from the list and click on the blue “Place Hold” button.
  • You should see a message that says your name and the title that you have placed on reserve. Click on the blue “OK” link to confirm.

Now, when you review your account, a list of the items you have placed on hold will appear. Any holds left longer than seven days will be removed and sent back to their home library.

Patrons looking to borrow books not listed in the catalog, to make a request for purchase, or to borrow books from MURAL libraries can use the following form.


Current Overdue Fines

Below are prices for overdue fines per item per day. Fines can only be paid at the main circulation desk of the library, or online via SmartMoney.

The maximum fine is $10.00 per item regardless of item type or patron type. Patrons who have $5.00 or more in fines/fees on their card will not be able to check out additional materials.

Books $0.10
DVDs $2.00
Children’s Books $0.10
WiFi Hotspot $5.00
Magazines $0.10
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