About the Library

Membership Information

Library Membership

To signup, please visit the circulation desk located on the first floor of the library.

Residents: Membership for Ocean City residents is free. Proof of residency must be presented. Children 14 and under must have a parent or guardian's signature on the application card.

Acceptable I.D. includes a valid N.J. driver's license, tax bill, voter's registration, major utility bill, or phone book listing.

Non-Residents: Residents of nearby communities, and visitors to Ocean City must show proof of their residency and pay $25.00 for the year or $15.00 for ninety days to join the library.  Internet Only membership cards are available for $10.00 for a ninety day membership.

Acceptable I.D. includes a valid driver's license, tax bill, voter's registration, or major utility bill.

 

Borrowing Materials

Patrons may take out a maximum of 30 items.

Certain materials such as Rokus, Museum Passes, WiFi Hotspots and Kindles are limited to one item at a time.

Books, Audiobooks, Music CDs, Periodicals, Juvenile Software & Educational Videos:
2 week loan period.

Entertainment Videos:
3 day loan period
Minimum age for checkout is 18
$1.00 per video due at check out

Children's Videos:
1 week loan period
$1.00 per video due at check out

Video games & Television series:
1 week loan period
Minimum age for checkout is 18
$1.00 per item due at check out

Kindles, Rokus, & WiFi Hotspots:
1 week loan period
Minimum age for checkout is 18
Patron card must be in good standing at time of check out; with a limit of one per household.

Museum Passes:
1 week loan period
Patron card must be in good standing at time of check out; with a limit of one per household.

Launchpads:
1 week loan period
Minimum age for checkout is 18
Patron card must be in good standing at time of check out; with a limit of 2 per household.

 

Renewals

All items (except books with an outstanding request on hold for another patron and interlibrary loans) may be renewed twice.

Fines
Books, periodicals, CDs, and cassettes : $.05 per day.
Educational Videos, Children’s Videos & Launchpads : $.50 per day
Entertainment Videos: $2.00 per day
Museum passes, Kindles, WiFi Hotspots and Rokus: $5.00 per day.

Damage/Loss
There is a charge for damaged materials

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