Joining the Library

How to Get a Library Card

If you live in Phillipsburg, you may apply for a library card with the Phillipsburg Free Public Library. To register for a library card, please bring in one of the following forms of identification:

  • Current New Jersey driver’s license
  • Checkbook with current address imprinted
  • Current rental lease
  • Current utility bill

If you live outside the town of Phillipsburg, you may purchase membership in the library with borrowing privileges for $50 per year per individual, $30 per six months or $15 per quarter.

Phillipsburg High School students residing in Alpha or Bloomsbury sending districts are eligible for a free library card with a one-year expiration, renewable annually as long as they present a current-year high school ID along with one of the forms of identification above.

Get Your Own Password

With your password you can access your account in the library’s online catalog. You can use your password to renew your materials, place holds on items, keep lists of books you want to read, and more.   Go to the check-out desk to obtain a password.