Library Policies

Copy Machine and Scanning Policy

Be it resolved that the Secaucus Public Library Board of Trustees will grant senior citizens (producing Medicare card or other valid senior ID) one free copy per document, up to 25 pages per day.  This copy must be made at the circulation desk by a library staff member. Additional copies of a document will cost fifteen cents per page.

All other copies will be provided at a rate of fifteen cents a copy for black-and-white copies. Color copies are available for at the rate of fifty cents and are not eligible for senior discounts. No copies will be given to any patron unless they have been paid for in full.

While there is no limit to the number of copies a patron may make using the self-service copiers, library staff shall not be responsible for carrying out large scale photocopying jobs. We reserve the right to limit staff-assisted photocopying jobs to 25 pages per patron per day.

Scanning may be done at any self-service photocopier for fifteen cents per scanned page. Patrons are responsible for providing their own USB flash drive for saving the scanned image. USB flash drives may also be purchased at the reference desk on the library’s second floor.

Patrons who are not able to use the self-service scanning system may have items scanned to their flash drive at the circulation desk for a fee of one dollar per page. Library staff can not print any patron’s documents from an email account or send scanned documents to a patron via email or any other online file sharing service.

No patron may drop off paperwork to be scanned or copied. Any paperwork or copies left behind at the time of the library’s closing will be discarded. The library and its staff are not responsible for any security or privacy breaches resulting from paperwork that has been discarded onsite or left behind by patrons.

Library staff are not responsible for properly disposing of or shredding paperwork given to them or left behind by library patrons. We regret that we are unable to provide shredding services for the public.

Patron Use of Library Supplies

The Secaucus free Public Library supplies scratch paper, recycled from the photocopier and other sources, for note taking but cannot provide other office or school supplies. Office supplies purchased with library budget funds are for use by the library staff in the completion of their work. Because they are purchased with public tax funds, they cannot be sold or given away.

Payment of Fines and Service Fees

All finds and fees are set by the Library Board of Trustees. Fines and fees can be paint by cash or checks made payable to Secaucus Public Library. Payments by check may not exceed $100; valid photo ID must be presented at the time of payment. Personal checks for amounts exceeding $100 may only be accepted at the discretion of the library director.