Borrowing Services

Main Library Alliance Member – At the end of 2016, the Hackettstown Free Public Library became a member of the Main Library Alliance (Main) a group of 49 public libraries in Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties. Hackettstown residents can request items from any one of the member libraries to be sent to Hackettstown for pickup, or they can go to any Main library to check out items. The closest three Main libraries to Hackettstown are in Mount Olive, Washington Township, and Chester.

Open Borrowing – The Library participates in Open Borrowing with over 75 New Jersey libraries in such counties as Passaic, Sussex, Middlesex, and Warren. Hackettstown Free Public Library cardholders can borrow items in-person from these libraries as long as they are a patron in good standing. See the website for more details: www.openborrowing.org.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) – The Library participates in Interlibrary Loan services via JerseyCat. The JerseyCat catalog includes the collections of many of New Jersey’s public libraries, colleges, and schools. Please search the Hackettstown Public Library Catalog before requesting items through JerseyCat. JerseyCat should only be used if the items that you are looking for are not found in the Main Catalog. Click here for more details.