Public Announcements

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Special Thanks to Student Elijah Patterson and Instructor
Sean McGeough for Designing our New Floor Plan!


Elijah worked on this project during his junior and senior year. He first measured, recorded and drew floor plan sketches of the library.

Then he created the floor plan in a three dimensional drawing software called Autodesk Revit. He was responsible for all correspondence with the library. The past two years, Elijah was also a member of the school’s robotics team, The W.A.L.K.E.R.S. Team 5339. Elijah also played on the boys basketball team.
Sean McGeough is an Engineering Instructor and Robotics Coach (FTC Team 5339) for Warren County Technical High School.

Limited Curbside Hours by Appointment

Curbside pickup hours will be available by appointment only: Mondays and Thursdays from 2 PM – 7 PM, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 AM – 3 PM except during Borough holidays. Last pick-up is 15 minutes before close each day.
Drive, bike or walk to use our curbside service!!!
We are unable to accommodate unscheduled pickups at this time.

How to Request Materials

Only requested items can be picked up curbside. Library staff will prepare items daily for pick up.

NOTE: At this time, only items owned by WPL can be requested by our WPL cardholders in good standing. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the statewide delivery service (Interlibrary loan) has been temporarily suspended until the Fall.

  • All library materials currently available on our shelves are eligible for pickup.
  • Limit 5 items (a combination of various formats) per pickup/cardholder, and 1 pickup per day.
  • WPL cardholders may place requests using the Online Catalog, and logging in to My Account found on the library’s website You can also email us your Request at or call in your request at 908-689-0201. Please provide your library card number for email or phone requests.
  • Not sure what you want? Call and we will help.
  • We will notify you when your hold is ready via phone, text or email and arrange for a pickup date and time.
  • It may take up to 24 hours for us to get your items ready.
  • Items will be held for 3 days. After 3 business days, items selected for curbside that have not been picked up will be checked in and re-shelved, and a $1.00 surcharge will be charged against your account.

** NOTE: In preparation, please note that we will only be able to fulfill your order if your library account is in good standing with fines/fees less than $5 (you may make a payment by mailing a check to Washington Public Library OR placing your fine amount into a sealed envelope with your name on it, and dropping it in the front drop box to bring your account into good standing. You may contact the library for assistance at 908-689-0201).

Pickup Instruction

NOTE: If you have a fever or are not feeling well, please do not come to the library to pick up your holds. Contact us to let us know you cannot make your pickup.

**Your account must be up to date!
Fines cannot be paid curbside!!! See NOTE above**



  • Pickup will be in the Library’s parking lot (behind the building) off Lincoln Avenue by the handicapped area.
  • Before you leave home, please call the library at 908-689-0201 to make an appointment for pickup. You will be asked for your library card information.
  • Don’t forget to bring your cell phone, library card, and photo ID prior to pick-up. If you do not have a cell phone, other arrangements can be made prior to pick-up.
  • When you arrive at the library parking lot, remain in your vehicle, call 908-689-0201 to let us know you are here, and tell staff your name, library card number and vehicle description to assist in the delivery of your items. If you do not have a cell phone to call us from outside the building, please use the buzzer at the library’s back door which is on the right side on the building.
  • Please let us know if you will be picking up the items yourself or if you are designating someone else to pick up materials for you. (Photo ID is required of the person responsible for picking up your items)
  • Your items will be checked out, placed in plastic bags with the due date receipts, and brought to your vehicle while maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet.
  • You will be asked by staff to verify your identity.
  • Pop your trunk. Your items will be placed in the trunk. For those not arriving by car materials may be placed near the bike rack at the rear entrance.
  • To ensure the safety of our staff and community, face coverings should be worn throughout the process. There will be no person-to-person contact.
  • Enjoy your reading, watching, listening and loving of WPL items!

Returning Items

According to CDC Guidelines and multiple studies about the viability of the Novel Coronavirus on surfaces, time is the best disinfectant. Therefore, all materials returned to us by other borrowers are being quarantined for a period of 72 hours before being checked in. Because of this, you will continue to see items you have borrowed show up on your account for 3 days after you have returned them. No fines will be charged for those 3 days.

  • Book drop is open 24/7.
  • If you have items to be returned, do not hand them to staff. Please place them in our built-in “Wall” book drop at the front entrance off Carlton Avenue.
  • Items must be returned on or before their due date in the book drop.
  • The library is NOT accepting any donations
    during this time.

Resources Patrons Can Use While the Library Is Closed

The library provides a wide array of digital offerings, including e-books, e-audiobooks, and other resources through the library’s website.



Free Wi-Fi is available in the library’s parking lot 24 hours a day! No password needed.




Tax Forms

Contact the library regarding the pick-up of specific tax forms and instruction booklets. Curbside pickup can be arranged for this service.




    Please return all materials in the built-in “Wall” book drop facing Carlton Avenue by June 20.  All fines will incur after June 20, 2020 .



  • NJSave applications are now available online to help low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs, and other living expenses. Please click the following link for more info:

  • Project Self Sufficiency would like to remind families and individuals that the organization is here to guide you to community resources that you may need  for general assistance, transportation, health care and insurance, prenatal education, child care, senior services, housing, veterans services, smoking cessation, addiction services, and more. Please call: 973-940-3500