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1. What is Library in a Bag?

Library in a Bag is the Burlington County Library System’s free home delivery of requested material. It is a new service funded by the Burlington County Library System, the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative and the New Jersey State Library.

2. Who is eligible to receive home delivery?

You are eligible to receive Library in a Bag service if you reside in Burlington County and have a library card in good standing from the Burlington County Library System

The Library in a Bag service is funded by the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (SJRLC) and the Burlington County Library System. SJRLC and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.

3. What items are available to be mailed?

Any item from our collection that can be requested for pickup can also be delivered to you by mail. Only reference materials, Browsing Collection items, and interlibrary loans are not available to be mailed.

4. How do I order items for delivery?

Customers may request materials from the online catalog. After placing a request you will be asked to choose a pick-up location. Choose MAIL if you want items delivered. Requests can also be made in person at any BCLS location, by phone 609-267-9660, ext. 3014 or email libinbag@bcls.lib.nj.us.

5. How are items delivered?

The United State Postal Service will deliver requested material to customer’s homes. Look for our turquoise zippered nylon bag or the turquoise Library in a Bag logo on other mailing containers.

6. How long does it take to receive the item?

When the item is available, it will be mailed as soon as it can be checked out to you and packaged for mailing. Because this is a brand new service, it will be a learning experience for all concerned. If your need for library material is immediate, the quickest way is to pick it up.

7. How do I return delivered items?

The easiest, least expensive method of return is to drop off the package at any of 19 BCLS libraries, the Bookmobile, or use any of the library book drops, available 24x7. If you mail the items back to the County Library, return postage is the borrower’s responsibility. A return mailing label will be provided in each Library in a Bag shipment.

8. Can I renew items that have been delivered to my home?

Yes, the same renewal policy applies to mailed materials as to those that are picked up. If items are not on reserve or overdue, they may be renewed online, in person or by telephone.

9. How do I handle the packaging of delivered items?

The teal nylon bags should be returned with the delivered items, as they are checked out to borrowers along with the library material. Customers are encouraged to recycle paper or cardboard packaging.

Burlington County Library System | 5 Pioneer Boulevard | Westampton, NJ 08060
Phone: (609) 267-9660 | Fax: (609) 267-4091