Raritan Public Library

Computer Policy

Public Computers and Internet Use

  • Time limit on computer is 1 hour per day, per person. Session is timed on computer and started when the user logs in with the assigned code. The computer will automatically log off when time expires.
  • No flash drives, disks, or other software/hardware may be inserted or attached to the computer.
  • Library staff reserves the right to terminate any session due to inappropriate content.
  • Children (anyone under age 18) must have their parent/guardian's signature on the Children's Registration Form for Internet Access. The signed form is kept on file at the circulation desk for future reference.
  • Laptop Computers - Adult patrons can borrow a laptop computer within the library premises, provided he/she is a patron in good standing and presents a photo ID. The patron must sign an agreement form explaining the lending policies before borrowing.
  • Printing costs: $.25 per black and white or text printout. Color photos, maps, or pictures are $.75.

Unacceptable Behavior in the Library

  • Children under the age of 10 years old cannot be left unattended at the library.  We will contact the child's parent/guardian if this should happen.

The Following Behaviors Are Not Permitted

  • Talking on your cell phone
  • Eating or drinking (except water bottles)
  • Playing of audio or video equipment audible to others
  • Bringing animals into the library except those needed to assist a patron with a disability
  • Misusing the restrooms (i.e., using as a laundry or washing facility)
  • Talking loudly, making noise or engaging in other disruptive conduct
  • Interfering with another person's use of the library or with the library personnel’s performance of their duties
  • Failing to wear shirt and shoes
  • Damaging library property
  • Stealing library materials
  • Engaging in any of these activities may result in loss of library privileges

Video Policy

  • Must be 18 years of age to check out DVDs from adult collection.
  • Children can borrow DVDs from our juvenile collection.
  • Limit of 3 DVDs per family
  • Loan Period - 7 Days
  • Fines - $1.00 per day per video (after 7 day rental period)
  • Renewals - May be renewed only once.
  • All overdue materials must be returned before any videos can be checked out
  • Must present library card when checking out


  • ILL (Inter-Library loan): ILL books and audiobooks can be borrowed for 3 weeks. Renewals are not guaranteed and only made by special request. ILL requests are subject to the availability from other libraries.
  • Renewals - can be made in person or over the phone on all materials. Renewals cannot be made on materials that are on hold for other patrons. Only one renewal per item applies.
  • Holds - can be placed on books, audiobooks, CDs, and magazines for 3 days. Holds can be done by phone, in person, or on the internet library catalog. On the 4th day, the held material will go back into circulation if it has not been picked up.
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Contact Information

54 East Somerset Street
Raritan, NJ 08869
Tel: 908-725-0413

Fax: 908-725-1832
Email: raritanl@yahoo.com

Hours Information

Monday 10 AM to 8 PM
Tuesday 10 AM to 6 PM
Wednesday 10 AM to 8 PM
Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM
Friday 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM

Closed Saturdays in

July and August