For a free 3-year card valid in all libraries in the Sussex County Library System
Residents of Sussex County (except Sparta)
Sussex County property owners including summer resident property owners (except Sparta)
students attending Sussex County schools (except Sparta)
For a free 1-year card valid in all libraries in the Sussex County Library System
Non-resident individuals who work in Sussex Count
hotel/motel residents of Sussex County
summer residents who rent property in Sussex County
campground residents of Sussex County
A paid card ($25 annual fee) valid in all libraries in the Sussex County Library System
residents of other New Jersey counties or states
Patrons with a valid library card from Sparta Public Library, and all northern New Jersey patrons whose libraries participate in the Open Borrowing Program may use their card to check out any circulating materials that are on the shelf of any Sussex County Library System Library.
How do I obtain a library card?
Print out and complete the application [word format or pdf format]. You can also apply for a card online, but you will still need to come into the library to verify identity and residence. To obtain your card:
Adult Residents, property owners, hotel/motel residents: current i.d. with a Sussex County street address (driver's license, checkbook, mail received, tax records, utility bill with location of service, rent receipt. P.O. boxes are not acceptable.
Children need to be 5 years old or in kindergarten. A parent or guardian must have a Sussex County library card, or an i.d. as described under Adult Residents.
Students 13 and older may register for their own card. A current children's or parent's Sussex County library card, school i.d., or report card is required.
Non-resident individuals: current i.d. with name, employer and employer's address and current i.d. with home address. P.O. boxes are not acceptable.
Summer residents who rent, campground residents: current i.d. with local address, mail received or rent receipts and current i.d. with permanent local address.