Kimberly Paone, Library Director

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165 Main St. Matawan, NJ 07747

Library Policies

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Library Cards
Lost Cards
Renewing Loans
Placing Reserves
Interlibrary Loans
Overdue Materials
Collection Development Statement
Notary Public Services
Exam Proctoring
Use of Recording Devices
Standards of Acceptable Behavior
Supervision of Children
Public Internet Use
Library Card Policy:     

Anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Matawan or Aberdeen may apply for a library card at the circulation desk. Proper identification and a signed application are required. Students become eligible for adult cards in seventh grade. Those children who are younger require a parent's signature on their application. Non-residents may purchase library cards for $30 ($15 for seniors) renewed anually.


The following documents may be accepted as proof of Matawan or Aberdeen residence when obtaining a library card or renewing an expired card:

(The patron should present the expiring card, if available, and one other proof of residence. If the proof of residence is not a photo ID, then a second ID may be required.)
  • New Jersey driver’s license
  • Lease
  • Utility bill or credit card statement
  • Imprinted check or bank statement
  • Current pay stub with imprinted address
  • Children up to 7th grade must be accompanied by a parent with proof of residence.
  • Students in grade 7 and up must show their school-issued photo ID and present one of the above documents provided by a parent.
All identification listed above must be current and must include name and a Matawan or Aberdeen street address. (If the applicant has a Matawan street address, but pays taxes to Old Bridge, he/she will need to go to the Old Bridge Public Library to obtain a card.)