Welcome to the library.  We are happy to provide you with library materials and any assistance you may need. Please help us to provide a safe, orderly and pleasant environment by complying with the following Code of Conduct:

All items check out for three weeks, except for some new materials that check out for two weeks. These items are labeled as such on the spine.

Fines are 10¢ per day, per item. There is a five-day grace period before fines start accruing, but after five days, the fine reverts to the original due date. Patrons may renew items up to two times online, by phone, or in person, provided that there is no one on hold for that item and that their account balance is less than $5.00.

Camden County Public Library follows the below policy for lost and damaged library items:

  • Library items that are lost or returned damaged beyond use are charged at the replacement cost of the item.
  • The library charges a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of processing replacement items or recovering or replacing lost ones.
  • If the patron decides to purchase the replacement item themselves, the item must be exactly like the original.  No substitutions.
  • Library items that are kept overdue for one year after the due date, will be assumed lost and will automatically be marked on the patron’s account.

Camden County Library encourages children of all ages to use and enjoy its facilities and resources.  Library staff is available to assist and support children with their use of library resources.  However, the Library is not responsible for children who are left unattended on library premises.  Unattended children are children of any age who are apparently unaccompanied by a parent, guardian, and/or responsible caregiver in the library.  It is a violation of the Library's Code of Conduct to leave a child under the age of 13 without appropriate supervision.

Camden County Public Library has two group study rooms. The library allows the use of the group study rooms for civic, educational, and philanthropic purposes. Use of the group study room must not interfere with the operation of the library. Meetings that would interfere with the work of the library because of noise or other factors will not be permitted.

Camden County Public Library allows the use of the library meeting room for civic and educational purposes only. The library meeting room use is permitted to non-profit groups regardless of their beliefs or affiliations. Use of the meeting room for library purposes takes precedence over other uses. The meeting room shall not be used for commercial purposes, for the solicitation of business, or for profit. Granting permission for use of the meeting room does not imply library endorsement of the aims, policies, or activities of any group.

The library accepts donations of materials with the understanding that items added to the collection must meet the same criteria as purchased materials. We accept “gently used” books that are clean and in good condition. Many used books are added to our collection or swapped out to replace well used copies of titles that we already own.

We do not accept the following materials:

  • Periodicals
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reader's Digest
  • Advanced Reader Copy (ARC)
  • VHS, CDs, or cassettes

Please do not donate items with missing covers or water, dirt, scribble, or mold damage.

If you have a large number of books to donate, please call ahead as our storage space is limited. The library is unable to offer a tax value for any used books donated to us. We will provide you with a "Charitable Contribution Statement of Donation" form to be used as a receipt for your tax purposes.

Items that are not added to the collection will be added to our on-going Friends of the Library Used Book Sale located in the library. Funds from the book sales are used to support Camden County Library's programming.

You may donate a new book to the library in honor of or in memory of an individual. Please inform the staff of the name of the person so a plate can be added to the front of the book.

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