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In addition to offering the public access to free print and audiovisual material, the library offers additional convenient services to meet the growing needs of the public.

Museum Passes

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Sayreville Library.

The Sayreville Library has circulating passes for the Grounds for Sculpture, the Battleship New Jersey, and the Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space Museum.

Museum Pass Program FAQs

Who may borrow passes? Sayreville cardholders who are eighteen (18) years of age or older with a current library card may check out one pass per household. Library card holders must be in good standing; fined, blocked or expired cards are not acceptable. Reciprocal borrowers are not eligible to borrow museum passes.

How long may I keep a museum pass? Beginning September 1, 2018, museum passes may be checked out for two (2) days. (Example: If you check a pass out on the 1st, it will be due back on the 3rd.) Passes may not be renewed. Passes are due back at the reference desk before closing on the due date.

How often may I check out a museum pass? No more than one (1) pass at a time may be checked out per household. Households are permitted one (1) usage per museum every thirty (30) days. Exceptions to this limit will not be available due to weather conditions, limited exhibit accessibility, or other unforeseen circumstances.

How may I pick up a museum pass? Beginning September 1, 2018, museum passes may be reserved 2 months in advance on a first-come, first-served basis at the Adult Reference Desk. (Example: September pass reservations will be taken beginning July 1st.) "Last minute" requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis only when the reserved pass has not been checked-out on the requested pick-up date. In addition to a library card, patrons must present a valid photo ID that matches library records. All patrons must sign the Borrower Agreement at the time of checkout.

Who may use the museum pass with me?

Grounds for Sculpture provides admission for up to 4 people (ages 5 and up) per visit. Children under the age of 5 are not charged admission. Please note: This pass does not provide discount to GFS restaurants or shops. Please see www.groundsforsculpture.org for more information.

The Battleship New Jersey pass provides admission for up to 2 adults and up to 3 children (ages 4 and up). Children under 4 are free. Please note: membership also gets library patrons 15% off in the gift shop. Please visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org for more information.

The Intrepid Museum pass provides admission for up to 6 people (ages 3 and up) to the Intrepid Museum and the submarine Growler, with express line access. A SPL library card must be presented along with the pass to gain admission. Children under 3 are free. Please note: Pass does NOT provide access to member events, programs, or simulators. Please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org for more information.

How much does the museum pass cost? The museum passes are free to borrow (unless returned late or lost). The overdue fine for museum passes is $10.00 per day, up to the full replacement cost. If not returned within 14 days after the due date, the museum pass will be presumed lost and borrowers will be charged the full replacement cost. Replacement costs vary according to museum and are: Grounds for Sculpture: $505, Intrepid Museum: $505, Battleship New Jersey: $405.

How should I return the museum pass? Museum passes must be returned in person to the reference desk at least 15 minutes prior to closing and may not be returned in any book drop or at the circulation desk. A $10.00 penalty fee will be charged to the borrower’s account if a pass is returned in the book drop. The original borrower’s presence is required to complete the return paperwork – this may take a few minutes, please plan accordingly.

Wireless Access

The Sayreville Public Library is an Internet Hot Spot. Just bring your wireless-ready laptop to the Library and surf the Web from anywhere in our building. Just look for our signal: SayrevilleLibrary. To read more about wireless access, please see Computers and Technology.

Public Computers & Printing

Computers are located in the Adult Room, Quiet Room, and Children's Room for access to the Internet, including the library catalog, and subscription databases. Word processing is also available on all of these computers. All of the public computers are running a Windows 10 operating system. Microsoft Office 2013 is available for word processing on all public computers. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access is accessible in Microsoft Office 2013. Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome are on each machine as web browsers. Adobe Reader 11 is also on every computer. All computers are protected with anti-virus software. While they all have the above in common, there are some differences in the physical computers themselves due to some computers being newer than others. The Adult Room computers, Quiet Room computers, and Express computers have the ability to burn files to CDs, whereas the Children's computers lack the ability to do this. Our computers DO NOT have floppy drives, but the Children's computers do. There is an external floppy drive available for use at any of the computers at the Reference Desk.

All black and white pages cost 15 cents and color pages cost 35 cents. You can print during your session, or wait until after your session ends. The print manager will save your print jobs until the end of the day. Please note that all computers have access to both black and white printing and color printing. To read more about public computers and printing, please see Computers and Technology.

Fax Services

The library now offers a self-service, public fax service through Fax24. Voice instructions from the handset guide the user effortlessly through the entire transaction. To enhance customer satisfaction, Fax24's toll-free customer service is accessible directly from the FAX24 kiosk. The Fax24 Fax Service accepts VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover credit and debit cards. Domestic faxes cost $1.75 for the first page, and $1.00 for each additional page. International faxes cost $3.95 for the first page, and $3.45 for each additional page.

Photocopy Machines

The library has one photocopier in the Main Lobby that copies both black and white and color. Letter sized copies are 15 cents a page for black and white copies, and 35 cents a page for color copies. Double-sided printing is available, but you will still be charged for two pages of copying.

Scanning

Scanning is a free service the library is happy to offer to the public. Scanning is only available at the computers marked EXPRESS 2 in the Adult Room AND EXPRESS 3 in front of the Young Adult Room. The scanner is meant for scanning pictures or documents no larger than 8 ½ x 11 that are no thicker than 2 inches. OCR is also available as a feature of the scanner. The scanner is not meant for bulk jobs as the EXPRESS 2 terminal is only available for 15 minutes at a time, but you are welcome to use the seated scanner on EXPRESS 3. Staff are able to assist with the basic scanning process listed, but will not be able to assist with complex photo/document editing. The library will not be held responsible for damage done to personal photos or documents. It is up to the user to save their work and abide by the terms of service of the public computers. Please follow the instructions next to the scanner to ensure your scanning process goes smoothly.

Meeting Room Space

As a public institution, the Sayreville Public Library is dedicated to free expression and free access to information and ideas on all points of view concerning the problems and issues of interest to the residents of Sayreville. To this end, the Library maintains meeting room(s) for library and community use. The meeting room(s) are available for meetings and programs open to the public that are sponsored by non-profit organizations and community interest groups and boards and agencies of the Library, Borough government and schools. Preference is given to Sayreville organizations, but regional groups are accommodated when there are no scheduled conflicts. Applications must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the requested meeting. To download the Meeting Room Use policy, click here. To download an application, click here. Applications should be emailed to jlarsen@lmxac.org or dropped off at the library for Jennifer. She will approve or deny the application in 1-3 business days.

Tax Forms

During tax season, the library has a variety of Federal tax forms, instructions, and publications available in the Reference Room. State income tax forms are no longer provided to us but are available online to download. The library has compiled the most popular Federdal and State forms in binders at the Reference Desk. Patrons are welcome to make copies of the forms they need from these binders. Access to both Federal and State forms is also available online. Please see the information below.

Federal Tax Forms:

  • IRS Tax Forms and Publications: www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html
  • To order Federal tax forms by telephone, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676).
  • To obtain Federal tax forms in person, visit a local tax office. See a list of locations here.

State Tax Forms:

Please remember that library staff cannot help you fill out tax forms, tell you which forms to use, or answer specific tax questions. Any concerns or questions about your specific tax situation should be discussed with a tax professional.