Library Policies

Loan Periods & Renewals:

  • Books, audio books, CD’s, magazines, and nonfiction videos are all loaned for 3 weeks.
    • A longer 6 week loan period is also available on some of these items upon request.
  • All popular videos are loaned for 1 week.
  • In most cases, each item can be renewed up to 2 times by visiting the library in person, giving us a call, or through your online account at

Fines & Fees:

  • The Newark Public Library does not collect any fines or fees on the following Newark Public Library materials: books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, music CDS, or videogames.
  • If the NYS Empire Pass, a bike lock, or any other special circulating item is not returned on time, it will accrue a fine of $1.00 for each day it is late.
  • If at any time your account exceeds $5.00 in fines/fees or you have more than 5 overdue items, your borrowing privileges will be suspended until your account is settled.