Main Library Alliance
We are proud members of the Main Library Alliance, a nonprofit network of 49 public libraries located in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset and Warren Counties. Main’s mission is to lead and encourage collaboration, resource sharing, staff development and innovation by providing high-quality, cost-effective shared services to member libraries for their communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and experiences within our network. As a member of Main, our patrons have access to over 3.1 million physical and digital items, including but not limited to eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, games, and of course, books. Our library also participates in the NJ Open Borrowing program through Main, enabling patrons to borrow materials in-person from participating libraries outside the Main service area. Main maintains our libraries’ computer systems and hosts a system-wide mobile app for patrons. Main’s commitment to cutting-edge technology inspires our patrons to "Listen, Read and Learn," enriching their lives. The partnership and cooperation of Main’s member libraries and supporters make this all possible.
The Library offers many digital resources through our membership in the Main Library Alliance as well as our individual digital services. These digital services include ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, ecomics and graphic novels, downloadable movies, television and music, as well as a wide selection of databases. Check out the newest virtual resource, PressReader which includes magazines and newspapers.
The Library's general collection include fiction and non-fiction books, large print books, magazine subscriptions, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, and video games in a number of formats, as well as downloadable materials.
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 book and media collections, stop in and view special seasonal collections in the display case.
Please call the library at 973-627-5709 to inquire about donating books to the library. Currently our book sale room is full but we may request donations
The Library has general reference materials. For more extensive and/or specialized reference and research, we suggest you contact the Reference Department of the Morris County Free Public Library.
Our computers have a shared online public access catalog and many e-resources and databases. Please refer to the Library's Internet Policy regarding use. If you require additional assistance in computer use, register for a tech help session with the director or consider attending a computer class at the Morris County Public Library. Our library also offers free open wireless. Please see the Library's Wireless Policy regarding use.
If an item in the Main 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.