Roselle Public Library             
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Library Hours
Monday 9am-8pm
Tuesday 9am-8pm
Wednesday 9am-8pm
Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday 9am-8pm
Saturday 10-4pm
Sunday Closed
The Roselle Public Library strives to inform, enrich, and empower every person in our community by creating and promoting easy access to a vast array of information, activities, and services while providing an atmosphere for the love of reading.

Roselle Public Library Services

  • Passport Service

An appointment for the Roselle LIbrary passport services is MANDATORY. Please call the library during business hours (908-245-5809) to make a passport appointment. Hours for appointments are below (based on availability). Other Passport Agencies in NJ.

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 10:00am  - 6:00pm
Thursdays and Fridays 10:00am  - 5:00pm
Saturdays 10:30am  - 3:00pm
Read on for further instructions about proof of U.S. citizenship and identity, photos and fees. See a downloadable  DS-11 form. For other passport facilities, please go to the government's Passport Acceptance Facility Search Page.

  • Proctoring Exams

The staff of the Roselle Public Library will proctor exams for independent study students under the following conditions:

• All requests for proctoring must be accompanied by a $25.00 payment to the Roselle Public Library.

• Authorized signatories on proctoring requests are the director, the senior librarian, or the library associate. Pending exams are kept in the Exam File at the staff mailboxes, and are returned to whichever staff member authorized the exam.

• Exams may be taken at any time, but must be concluded one half hour before the library's closing hours.

• Unless the examining institution says differently in print, exams must be taken in the Main Room of the Library.

• The Library makes no representations or guarantees about study conditions in the Main Room. In other words, it is not a quiet study, and test takers will have to co-exist with other library users. Test takers are advised to check with the Circulation staff for recommendations on scheduling.

• The Library does not assign specific staff to proctor exams. Staff are not available to monitor any student on a one-on-one basis. Monitoring will be done from the Circulation Desk while other duties are being performed.

• Students who find that the Library's rules and the school's rules are incompatible, may contract with an off-duty staff member for one-on-one proctoring, at the rate of $20/hour, payable to the proctor at the start of the exam.

Approved, Board of Trustees 4/3/03, Revised 10/19/06


  • Notary Public Service

Visitors to the Roselle Public Library must pay a fee of one dollar per document to have documents notarized.
To find out when a notary public is available at the Roselle Public Library, call 908-245-5809.  The Library is open Mondays - Wednesdays and Fridays 9am to 8pm; Thursdays 9am to 6pm; and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.


  • Bulletin Boards
The Library provides two bulletin boards for the purpose of providing information to Roselle residents and library users. One board is for library and borough notices, and those items can be found on the wall next to the Children's Services desk. The other board is for general information, and those items can be found inside the entrance on the left side. Items posted for general information must fit on the bulletin board, and may not be posed on adjacent walls.

All items must be given to a library staff member for dating and posting. Materials not dated will be removed. Items will be posted as space permits. There is a maximum posting of three months. Due to space limitations, the Library cannot post permanent notices. Because the boards are for information, the Library does not allow political or religious material to be posted. We do not have the ability to offer equal time or space to conflicting ideas. The Library Director may also remove materials which may be offensive to the general public.

Ads for employment or sales are not permitted. Please use commercial space at the local supermarkets for those notices.

Approved, Library Board of Trustees 8/2/01


  • Display Cases

The Library provides three locking display cases for the purpose of providing information to Roselle residents and library users. Any person or organization ("sponsor") wishing to display material should complete an application at least four weeks in advance. Displays are booked based on space availability and potential interest to our users.

The Library gives priority dates to its own displays.

The Library reserves the right to decline any offer of display material.

Displays are booked for two week periods, for a maximum of two periods (i.e., four weeks).

Display periods begin on Monday and installation may start on that day. Display periods end on Friday, and displays must be completely removed by the sponsor by 5 pm on that day. Sponsors failing to do so will have their displays removed by library staff; the library takes no responsibility for the condition or storage of such materials.

Displays must be informative.

Displays may not advocate for legislation, political purposes, or particular religious beliefs, unless opposing viewpoints are adequately and fairly represented. The Library Director will be the final judge of the need for balance in an exhibit.

Display cases are fixed in their location and may not be moved. Cases are locked after the display is installed, and may not remain open for the public to access information or other items. No paint, glue, stickers or anything else may be affixed inside or outside the cases.

Sponsors must provide their own stands for text display and to distribute information.

The Library will issue a press release regarding a display to its usual media contacts. Sponsors wishing to issue their  own publicity must provide a draft to the Library Director one week prior to the proposed installation. In such instances, the Library should be named only as the site for the display, and not as a co-sponsor or in any other way which suggests that the Library is promoting the sponsor or its information.

The Library and its agents accept no responsibility for theft of or damage to the display during its time in the Library. All displays are placed in the Library at the sponsor's discretion.

Approved, Library Board of Trustees 8/7/03


  • Internet Access

In keeping with the Roselle Public Library's commitment to information services, the Library offers access to the Internet. The Internet offers unlimited global access to information, however, the Roselle Public Library is unable to monitor or control the content and validity of material available electronically and thus cannot accept responsibility for the quality, accuracy or currency of information accessed via the Internet.

The Internet contains materials that users may find objectionable, offensive or controversial. The Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect arising from its connections to the Internet. As is true of other Library materials/resources, any use of the Roselle Public Library's Internet connection for illegal, inappropriate, or obscene purposes or in support of such activities is prohibited.

Misuse or abuse of the Library's computers will result in suspension of Internet access privileges and may also result in the loss of Library privileges. Illegal acts involving Library computing resources may also be subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities. The Roselle Public Library reserves the right to end an Internet session at any time.

Use of the public computers is limited to a maximum of (2) two thirty -minute sessions per day. These sessions may not necessarily be consecutive, depending on public demand for access. We charge $0.25 per page for anything printed from our computers.

No other software may be used on the library internet computers. Patrons must purchase a disc at the Circulation Desk at a cost of $1.00 per disc if they choose to download information from the internet.

Any computer session may be terminated at the discretion of the library staff.

To use the library internet computer terminals you must have a valid library card.

Sessions are 30 minutes; the computer will warn you before it shuts off.

Caution; once you click "End Session" you will not be able to access the internet again until the Next Day.

If you get an inactive message please come to circulation.

Pin Numbers:
Create a pin number 3 to 4 characters long, a combination of letters and/or numbers. You will be asked for your pin each time you login, so make sure it's something easily remembered.


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Roselle Public Library
104 West Fourth Ave. Roselle, NJ 07203
Phone: (908) 245-5809 | Fax (908) 298-8881