Services

Collections

The Library's general collection include over 30,000 fiction and non-fiction books, large print books, 70 magazine subscriptions, audiobooks in CD and MP3 formats, DVDs, music CDs, and video games in a number of formats.

The New Jersey Room contains reference and circulating materials pertaining to Rockaway Borough, Morris County, and the state of New Jersey.

A Parenting Collection, located in the children's area, offers specialized materials for parents, families, teachers, and caregivers.

Our ESL/ELL (English as Second Language/English Language Learner) collection includes books, DVDs and CDs, and is available for general circulation and use by literacy tutors and students.

In addition to our book and media collections, we feature a "collection" each month in our display case.

Reference

The Library has general reference materials, such as Consumer Reports, College Guides, Physicians' Desk Reference, as well as street maps, atlases, and newspapers for in-library use. For more extensive and/or specialized reference and research, we suggest you contact the Reference Department of the Morris County Free Public Library.

Computers

Our computers have an online public access catalog, internet access, and many web-based research and reference databases, such as Ebsco Magazines, Infotrac, Facts on File. 3M Cloud Library offers eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. Zinio provides downloadable magazines. Please refer to the Library's Internet Policy regarding use. If you require additional assistance in computer use, the Morris County Public Library offers a series of public classes. Our library also offers free open wireless. Please see the Library's Wireless Policy regarding use.

Holds

If an item in the Morris County system is holdable, you may place a hold through the library's online catalog or ask library staff to place a hold for you. When the material becomes available, you will be contacted by an automated voice, text or email system.

Networks and Organizations

Rockaway Borough Public Library is a member of M.A.I.N., Inc. (Morris Automated Information Network, Inc.), a consortium of over 30 libraries in the Morris County area. M.A.I.N., Inc. maintains our computer network and allows patrons to use their library cards at all member libraries. Some restrictions  may apply, according to individual library policy. The Library also belongs to Infolink (NJ Regional Library Cooperative).The Library is a member of the New Jersey Library Association and the American Library Association. Through these systems, we may be able to obtain materials available outside M.A.I.N., Inc.

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