Linden Public Library offers various services for our adult patrons in addition to books and programs.
These include, reference services, public computers with internet, printing and scanning, inter-library
loan, notary services, faxing, and some health related services.
The reference desk is located on the second floor and open during regular library hours. Our reference librarians are happy to assist with any research questions you may have. In order to have the opportunity to serve everyone equally, reference interviews are kept to 30 minutes. If you have a more complicated question you can ask the librarian for a research form. After receiving the form our librarians will work on your request as time allows and contact you with the information request is completed. If you are unable to come to the library in person, you can email us anytime.
- Public Computer & Internet Use – Linden Public Library has 14 computers available for public use. Linden and MURAL patrons can log on with their library card number and are allowed 3, 45 minute, sessions per day. Non-card holders can ask at the reference desk for a guest pass after sowing ID. Please note no guest passes will be issued to minors. All public computers shut down and are unavailable for use 15 minutes before the library closes. For a complete list of our computer and internet policies click here.
- Wi-Fi – Linden Public Library offers free, publicly accessible Wi-Fi for library users with time restrictions. The network name is LFPL and there is no password. Please note, that the Linden Public Library is not responsible for the security of your documents or personal information on the open wireless network.
- Printing & Scanning – Library patrons are able to print from the public computers or from their personal devices. A Copier and scanner are also available for public use on the first and second floors near the stairs. The charge to print black and white copies is $0.15 per page, and $.50 per page for color copies. Prints can only be paid for in cash and our coin box will not accept any bill larger than a $5. All printing should be completed 30 minutes before closing. There is no charge for scanning documents, however, you will be required to deposit at least $0.15 in the copier to turn it on. When you finish scanning, simply press the coin return and your money will be returned. For instructions on printing from a personal computer or device click here.
- Fax Machine – The fax machine is located next to the circulation desk on the first floor. The fax is self service and costs $1.75 for the first page and $1 per each additional page. Patrons can pay either with their credit card or with a fax card which can be purchased at the circulation desk.
We are able to offer Interlibrary Loan services through JerseyCat, New Jersey’s statewide virtual catalog
and interlibrary loan system. Linden patrons can request titles not in the Linden Public Library catalog in
person, over the phone, or through JerseyCat itself. If the request is accepted, the book is sent over
from the other participating library to us, removing the need to the patron to travel to other libraries.
Interlibrary loans can be borrowed for 14 days. Please note, non-Linden residents and MURAL patrons
are required to submit ILL request through their home library.
Linden Public Library is proud to offer notary services to members of the community. Notary services are
offered free of charge to Linden residents. For non-residents there is a fee of $2.50 per appointment.
Please call the library to make an appointment before coming in, to ensure that a notary will be
available. All notary patrons are required of show a valid proof of ID, along with the full document that
will be notarized.