Library cards are issued free to anyone who lives, works, pays taxes or attends school, K-12, in Westfield.
To get a card please apply online or bring in a current ID with your address, or an ID with a bill that has your Westfield address on it. If you work in town bring your ID and your latest paycheck. To apply online, you MUST be a Westfield resident.
Patrons under eighteen may get a library card with a parent or legal guardian present. For the Library's full Library Card policy, click here.
Our policy maintains that you must have your library card to check out a book. Lost cards are $3.00 to replace.
The Westfield Memorial Library participates in a reciprocal borrowing arrangement called M.U.R.A.L. (Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries). M.U.R.A.L. permits any Westfield card holder in good standing to use his or her library card at nearly any other library in Union or Middlesex. MURAL is a fantastic program that greatly expands the collections and library programs available to you.
To see where a particular book is available, please check JerseyCat. (the same website you would use for an ILL request). Each library has its own rules for what sorts of materials can be borrowed. We recommend that you call the library to be visited to make sure that the item is available for you and that you can borrow it.
If you do not reside in Westfield but you do live in a MMURAL town, you can get a Westfield MURAL card if you present a valid library card from your home library and photo ID. MURAL patrons can use many services here at the WML, but there are a few restrictions. These restrictions include no borrowing 14-day, new fiction books, 14-day, new non-fiction books, ereaders, and museum passes. MURAL cardholders also cannot put items on "Hold" nor request items through InterLibrary Loan.
Some Westfield Library programs are available to MURAL members, some are not.
A full service Westfield card can be purchased for $90 a year.
All 28-day materials may be renewed twice for an additional 14 days from the day the item is renewed. You can renew items online by logging into your account with your library barcode and PIN, by calling the circ desk (908-789-4090 ext 0), or in person. Items on reserve cannot be renewed.
|Netbook Borrowing||Netbook computers can be borrowed for two-hour increments from the reference desk. Additional time can be granted if computers are available and it is not closing time. Users must turn in a library card or ID to borrow a computer.|
|Proctoring||Librarians can provide proctoring services for both online and written exams. The fee is $10 per test (cash or check only)for Westfield residents, $50 per test for non-residents (also cash or check only).|
There is a $5.00 replacement fee for a lost book, in addition to the fine and the cost of the book.
There is a $3.00 fee to replace a lost library card.
There is a $100 fee to replace a Playaway View, plus services.
MURAL customers are charged $1.00 per week to borrow Blue Label DVDs.