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Library membership is required to borrow materials and to use the library's computers.    

Library membership is free to all Red Bank Residents and property owners as well as to  employees and owners of  businesses and students of schools located in the borough of Red Bank.

Your Red Bank Public Library card is valid at other LMXAC member libraries throughout Monmouth and Middlesex counties.

  For a list of member libraries with links to their home pages, click here.

You must show your library card or some other form of I.D. in order to borrow library materials.

Keep your library card in a safe place.  If your card is lost or stolen, report it immediately--you are responsible for any items borrowed on this card until it is deactivated in the system and a new card is issued.

Red Bank Residents 

All persons who live in the Borough of Red Bank are entitled to a free three year library membership.  Persons under the age of 18 must have their library card applications signed by a parent or legal guardian. 

  • Children Children are encouraged to get their own library cards and are registered in the children's department
  • Young Adults Young adults transfer to the Adult Department when they graduate the 7th grade or on their 13th birthday.


Non-Residents may join the library for an annual  $30 fee.  To join the Red Bank Public Library, you will need to show proof of identity and address.    

Non-Residents are persons who do not live in  the Borough of Red Bank.  Please note, some parts of Middletown Township have a Red Bank Postal address.  For membership purposes these are designated as non-residents because their property taxes are paid to Middletown.

  • Family Subscription:  $30 per family.  All members of the family are entitled to use the library card.
  • Property Owners:  Owners of property located in Red Bank are entitled to a free three year membership.  Must show proof of current address plus a tax receipt from the borough of Red Bank
  • Employees or Business Owners:  Employees or owners of Red Bank businesses are entitled to a free one-year membership that is good for the employee only.  Must show proof of employment. 
  • Non Resident Students: You are entitled to a free library card as long as you attend school located in the Borough of Red Bank or Red Bank Regional High School.  

Lost or Stolen Library Cards

Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed on the card up until the date that the card is reported lost or stolen.   

Patrons must show ID to get a replacement card.  Juvenile and those young adult patrons who do not have official ID, must have a “Lost Library Card” form signed by a parent or legal guardian.  The account is blocked until to prevent others from using the card until the library card is found or ID or signed “Lost Library Card” form is produced. 

The charges for  a replacement library card are as follows: 

First replacement card


Second replacement card


Third replacement card


Fourth and subsequent replacement cards