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Other Services

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.

Beginning Monday, September 18th, the Sayreville Library will have circulating passes for the Grounds for Sculpture 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? Museum passes may be checked out for three (3) days. (Example: If you check a pass out on the 1st, it will be due back on the 4th.) 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? Museum passes may be reserved up to 90 days in advance on a first-come, first-served basis at the Adult Reference Desk. 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 four people per visit. Children under the age of five are not charged admission. Please note: This pass does not provide discount to GFS restaurants or shops. Please see for more information. The Intrepid Museum pass provides admission for up to six people 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 three are free. Please note: Pass does NOT provide access to member events, programs, or simulators. Please visit 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.

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, YA 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 7 operating system. Microsoft Office 2010 is available for word processing on all public computers. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access is accessible in Microsoft Office 2010. 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, Young Adult Computer, and Express computers have the ability to burn files to CDs, whereas the Children's computers lack the ability to do this. The Adult Room computers, Quiet Room computers, Young Adult Computer, and Express 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 10 cents and color pages cost 25 cents. As of January 1, 2016, all black and white pages will cost 15 cents and color pages will 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 one two photocopier in the Main Lobby that copies both black and white and color. Letter sized copies are 10 cents a page for black and white copies, and 25 cents a page for color copies. As of January 1, 2016, all black and white copies will cost 15 cents and color copies will cost 35 cents. Legal sized copies are 20 cents a page for black and white copies, and 50 cents a page for color copies. Double-sided printing is available on both machines.


Scanning is a free service the library is happy to offer to the public. Scanning is only available at the computers marked EXPRESS 1 in the Adult Room AND YR04 in 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. Printouts of scanned items are 10₵ per black and white page and 25₵ per color page. OCR is also available as a feature of the scanner. The scanner is not meant for bulk jobs as the EXPRESS 1 terminal is only available for 15 minutes at a time, but you are welcome to scan for 1 hour at YR04 if logging on with a Sayreville Library card or guest pass. 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

* FROM MAY - SEPTEMBER 2017, THE MEETING ROOM SPACE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE DUE TO CONSTRUCTION. We may be able to accommodate your group in our Young Adult Room, however the area is not closed to the public and cannot hold more than 20 people. Thank you for understanding, and we hope to see you in our new meeting space later this year. *

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, faxed to 732-553-0775 Attention: Jennifer, or dropped off at the library for Jennifer. She will get back to you regarding the application in 1-3 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:
  • 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.