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Get A Library Card

Any resident of the Borough of Sayreville five years of age or older may join the library free of charge. Proper identification must be presented when applying for or renewing a library card. Both name and address must appear on the identification. Cards must be renewed every three years and are not transferable.

In order to join the library, children must be at least five years of age at the time of registration. Proof of age is required, and the parent or guardian accompanying the child must have a Sayreville Library Card in good standing. Applications for all children's cards (through sixth grade) must be signed by the parent or legal guardian. Children may not use adult cards to borrow materials.

Additionally, any individual employed within the Borough of Sayreville is eligible for a free Sayreville Library Card. Patrons issued cards because of their employment in Sayreville will be granted full membership privileges with the exception of free DVD rentals. Patrons will instead need to pay $2.00 for borrowed DVDs. Proper identification and proof of employment within the Borough of Sayreville are required to establish membership. However, if your home library participates in a reciprocal borrowing network, a Sayreville card is not necessary. You will simply use your library card from your home community as long as they participate in the LMxAC, MURAL, or Open Borrowing networks. To find out if your library participates in any of these agreements, please contact the circulation desk in-person or by phone at (732) 727-0212, ext. 3.

Other persons may purchase an out-of-town card for $75.00 per year.

The following documents may be accepted as proof of Sayreville residence when obtaining a library card, or renewing an expired card:

*New Jersey driver’s license


*Utility bill

*Current pay stub with name and street address

*Sayreville Board of Education school schedule. (High school students must also present their Sayreville War Memorial High School photo identification).

*Sayreville Board of Education report card from a school within the Sayreville school system

All identification listed above must be current and include name and a Sayreville Borough street address.

Please read the detailed borrowing schedule here.