The Scotch Plains Public Library will begin contact-free checkout on Monday, June 22. Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders may place up to 5 hold requests per day, either through the online catalog or by calling the library at 908-322-5007. A limited number of library staff will be in the building Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

When items are ready, cardholders will be notified by email or phone to call the library to arrange a day and time for pickup. At the arranged time, items will be in a sealed bag marked with a last name and first initial, checked out, with the checkout receipt in the bag. The bag will be placed on a table outside the front entrance. 

If you have Scotch Plains items to return, you must use the book drop, which is always open. Items borrowed from the Fanwood Memorial Library must be returned to their location. We ask that you observe social distancing rules when returning or picking up your items.

As a reminder, overdue fines will not be assessed at this time. Any Scotch Plains resident who does not have a library card can apply online for a temporary card. More information about all of our current procedures can be found at