While the library is closed to the public during the coronavirus pandemic, Cranbury residents may still obtain a library card. To apply for a card, please stop by 30 North Main Street during our open hours. Please bring your photo ID and proof of residency. This proof can be your driver’s license, your lease or deed, or mail delivered via USPS to your Cranbury address.
Applications for a library card for young children and students (PreK-8) must be submitted by their parent or guardian.
Ring the bell at the bottom of our steps and a staff member will come out to assist you.
If you are employed in Cranbury you may also apply for a Cranbury Library card. Please bring your photo ID and proof of employment in Cranbury to 30 North Main Street during our open hours. Ring the bell at the bottom of our steps and a staff member will come out to assist you.
For the full details regarding borrowing privileges for the Cranbury Public Library read our Circulation Policy.
The Cranbury Public Library has over 30,000 books, newspapers, magazines, CDs, audio books, videos, electronic games and equipment available for the enjoyment of library users.
Borrowing Privileges (i.e., getting a Cranbury Public Library Card)
The following individuals are eligible for borrowing privileges:
- Adult and High School age residents of Cranbury who present current valid proof of residence.
- Pre-high school age residents of Cranbury whose parents’ present current valid proof of residence and take responsibility for the juvenile/child’s borrowing activities by signing the application for a card.
- Employees of Cranbury businesses who present current valid proof of employment and valid personal identification.
- Individuals who have a valid resident library cards issued by any library which has reciprocal borrowing privileges with the Cranbury Public Library and who present valid identification.
Cranbury resident cards are valid for 2 years. Complimentary cards, issued to employees of Cranbury businesses are valid for 1 year. There is no fee for the initial library card and only one card/keytag set is permitted per person. Individuals who are not residents of Cranbury may purchase a paid membership card for a $25 yearly fee. Holders of paid membership cards have all the privileges of regular Cranbury cardholders. They may borrow, reserve materials, and request interlibrary loans.
Library Card Renewals
Cranbury Public Library cards may be renewed by presenting valid identification and valid current proof of resident, taxpayer, or employee status. Payment of the annual $25 fee is required to renew a paid membership.
Replacement of Lost/Damaged /Stolen Library Cards
Lost or stolen library cards should be reported to the Cranbury Public Library immediately. Cardholders are liable for materials charged out at the Cranbury Public Library and at libraries that have reciprocal borrowing privileges with the Cranbury Public Library from the time the card is lost to the time the loss is reported to the Cranbury Public Library. No fee is charged for the first card replaced. The cost of a second replacement is $2 and the cost of subsequent replacements is incremented by $1 per replacement to a maximum of $5.