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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com, 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.
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:
- State of New Jersey: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/taxprnt.shtml
- To order State of New Jersey tax forms, call the Division’s Customer Service Center (609-292-6400) to request income tax forms and instructions.
- To obtain State of New Jersey tax forms in person, Visit a Division of Taxation Regional Office to obtain forms. See a list of locations here.
- State of New York: http://www.tax.state.ny.us/forms/income_cur_forms.htm
- Forms for All 50 States: http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/link/forms.html
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.