As of January 2021, late fees have been reinstated at the Hackettstown Public Library.  The three-day quarantine period will be taken into account when materials are checked in, so you will not see any late fees as a result of our safety precautions.  Additionally, you will only be charged for late fees that are incurred going forward into 2021 – there are still no charges associated with any late returns in 2020.

Don’t forget!  M.A.I.N. has also recently implemented an auto-renew feature which will automatically renew your items for you!  Here are some of the basics of auto-renewal:

How will I know if my items automatically renew?
Three-day courtesy email notices will inform you of items that are eligible and ineligible for automatic renewal.  The notice will also indicate the updated due dates of the renewed items.

Which kinds of items automatically renew?
Most physical items checked out from a library that already allow at least one renewal may be eligible for auto-renewal(s).  Digital materials like eBooks are not auto-renewed.

What conditions prevent items from being automatically renewed?

  • Materials that are never allowed to renew
  • Items that have reached their renewal limit
  • Items with a hold or outstanding request
  • Digital items, such as eBooks
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items from library not part of M.A.I.N.
  • Accounts with fines and fees that exceed $10

What happens to items that are not eligible for auto renewal?
They will retain their original due date.

Have any other questions?  Email us at or call us at 908-852-4936!