The library is now a member of the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC). This means you can now directly request items in the online catalog from any LMxAC member library, pick them up in South Plainfield, and return them to any LMxAC library. You can also borrow items at any LMxAC library and return them to South Plainfield. For additional information, see LIBRARY UPDATE: LMxAC

In addition, you will be able to use your South Plainfield library card at over 30 libraries in Middlesex, Union, Somerset and Monmouth Counties. Go to https://www.lmxac.org/info/member-libraries/ for a complete list of member libraries.

Please be aware that some member libraries may not allow out-of-town borrowers to request or borrow certain items such as DVDs or new books.

Please note: Policies of member libraries may be different during the COVID-19 pandemic; please contact individual member libraries for their latest info.
 

Interlibrary Loans

If we don't own an item you want, including books, CDs and DVDs, we can request it for you from another library. Not all items are available through interlibrary loan (ILL); popular new titles, reference works, extremely rare books, and some audio or video materials may be difficult to obtain, but we can usually fulfill your request.


Online Requests via JerseyCat

You may request an interlibrary loan (ILL) from the JerseyCat Catalog and Interlibrary Loan System, a catalog of the holdings of New Jersey libraries. Click on the link below, and please be sure to read the instructions.

Request an interlibrary loan


Magazines, Newspapers & Journals

If you need an article from a magazine, newspaper, or journal which the South Plainfield Library doesn't own, you can search for the article in our online databases. If the article is not available in one of the databases, we may still be able to obtain a copy for you; call us at (908) 754-7885 for assistance, or stop by the reference desk when you visit the library.

If you want to search other libraries for holdings of magazines, newspapers, or journals, consult the New Jersey Union List of Serials, which was recently updated and may now be searched directly with JerseyCat UPDATED LINK!.

AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! Items listed as available in an online catalog sometimes cannot be found on the shelf when you visit the library. Please call before you visit any libraries listed in JerseyCat to make sure the items you wish to see are actually available, and whether you will be able to access them.


Area Libraries in the M.U.R.A.L. system

The library is now a member of the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC). This means you can now directly request items in the online catalog from any LMxAC member library, pick them up in South Plainfield, and return them to any LMxAC library. You can also borrow items at any LMxAC library and return them to South Plainfield. For additional information, see LIBRARY UPDATE: LMxAC

In addition, you will be able to use your South Plainfield library card at over 30 libraries in Middlesex, Union, Somerset and Monmouth Counties. Go to https://www.lmxac.org/info/member-libraries/ for a complete list of member libraries.

Please be aware that some member libraries may not allow out-of-town borrowers to request or borrow certain items such as DVDs or new books.

Please note: Policies of member libraries may be different during the COVID-19 pandemic; please contact individual member libraries for their latest info.
 

You may also use your South Plainfield Public Library at other libraries in the M.U.R.A.L. (Middlesex Union Reciprocal Associated Libraries) system.

AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! Items listed as available in an online catalog sometimes cannot be found on the shelf when you visit the library. Please call before you visit any of the MURAL libraries to make sure the items you wish to borrow are actually available. If they are,


NOTE: Many MURAL libraries are also members of the Libraries of Middlesex Consortium (LMxAC).


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