A Hackettstown Free Public Library card is free for anyone who lives, works, pays property taxes, or goes to school within the boundaries of the Hackettstown municipality, with some exceptions.

Registration can be done online or in-person. Online authentication is done automatically if you click on the logo above.

If the online system prompts you to come to the library or you just want to register in-person, please come to the front desk during our hours of operation. Proof of residency or property ownership is required for in-person registration. Present a driver’s license, rental lease, utility bill, bank statement, or government issued ID showing a Hackettstown address. The ID must not be expired.

All children under the age of 18 must have parental endorsement of their library borrowing cards.  Children ages four (4) and up are eligible to receive their own library card.

Courtesy cards can be issued to anyone employed by a Hackettstown business and to students of the Hackettstown school system and Centenary University provided that the applicant does NOT live in the service area of any of our Open Borrowing partners. The applicant also must provide verification of employment or a student ID.

PLEASE NOTE, a Hackettstown mailing address does not necessarily designate residence within Hackettstown municipal boundaries. If you are unsure, call the library to verify your library district, check your street address on our Hackettstown Street List, or see below for an interactive map of our service area. If you live in any of the shaded areas, the Hackettstown Free Public Library is NOT your home library. For example, if you live in Mansfield or Independence, your free library would be the Warren County Library, even though your mailing address is Hackettstown.