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FAQ

Services
  1. Do you have a public fax? Color copier?
  2. Do you have wifi printing? Is there a public scanner?
  3. Can I bring my students to the library? Can a librarian come to my school or classroom?
  4. Do you have a literacy program?
  5. Do you proctor exams? Are there any fees?
  6. Do you have typewriters available for public use?
  7. Do you edit research papers?
  8. Can I use my laptop at the library and how do I connect to the web?
  9. Do you offer computers with educational software?
  10. Can I use a computer to access the internet in the library? What if I don't have a library card?
  11. How much do you charge for photocopies? PC printing?
  12. What software do you have available for the public?
  13. Do you offer computer classes? How much do they cost?
  14. How do I save my information once I have typed it out? Do you sell flash drives?

Miscellaneous
  1. Where is your Lost and Found?
  2. How do I reserve the conference room?
  3. How do I get a job in the library?
  4. Do you accept book donations?

FAQs

Services

Do you have a public fax? Color copier?
Yes. No. Our fax only accepts credit and debit cards. There are other locations in East Orange which do provide fax services with cash payment.
Do you have wifi printing? Is there a public scanner?
Yes. Click to access our wifi printing option. There is a scanner available, on the first floor at the PC center.
Can I bring my students to the library? Can a librarian come to my school or classroom?
Yes. We ask that you make an appointment. To arrange a visit for students up to the 7th grade, call the main branch at (973) 266-5627 and ask for the Children's Librarian. For students in 8th - 12th grade, please ask for the Teen Librarian at (973) 266-5633.
Do you have a literacy program?
We have an English Conversation group which meets Tuesdays from 9am - 11am and Fridays from 10am - 12pm. For more details contact the Literacy Volunteers of America at (973) 566-6200 ext. 217 or 225.
Do you proctor exams? Are there any fees?
Yes, we do. The cost is $10 per exam for East Orange residents with an East Orange Library card. $20 per exam for non-residents and East Orange residents with no Library card. Payment to the East Orange Public Library is due when the exam is taken. Please call the Info Desk at (973) 266-7049 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Do you have typewriters for public use?
Yes, the main branch has one typewriter available on the second floor near the CIT Lab for public use. You can bring your own paper or purchase sheets from the Info Desk for $.10 per page.
Do you edit research papers?
No, we do not. Nor do we type documents.
Can I use my laptop at the library and how do I connect to the web?
Yes, you can use your laptop anywhere in the building. EOPL is a wifi hotspot. Please be aware of our Wifi Policy. Staff can only offer general help on wifi and are not permitted to assist you in troubleshooting issues with your laptop.
Do you offer computers with educational software?
Yes. All the computers in the CIT lab have Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing.
Can I use a computer to access the internet in the library? What if I don't have a library card?
Of course! All you need is your library card to use our PCs. Each library card holder has up to 2 hours of PC time per day. If you don't have a library card or you need more time than allotted, simply buy a visitor's pass for $1.00. Each pass is good for an hour of PC use. We also provide 3 Express PCs for patrons who only need 15 minutes or less on a computer. These PCs require a pass. Printing is also available on the Express PCs. Use of the internet in the library is governed by the EOPL's Internet Policy.
How much do you charge for photocopies? PC printing?
Photocopies are $.15 per page. PC printing is $.10 per page in black and white, and $.40 per page in color.
What software do you have available for the public?
All the library PCs have Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher), and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Do you offer computer classes? How much do they cost?
Yes, we offer a variety of computer classes, some for beginners, and some more advanced. Each class costs $2.00 (senior citizens (65+) pay $1.00). Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
How do I save my information once I have typed it out? Do you sell flash drives?
You may not save information to our PCs. You can save your information to a flash drive or try using a web-based word processor like Google Docs. We currently sell flash drives at the Info Desk. Prices vary.

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Miscellaneous

Where is your Lost and Found?
Our Lost and Found is located at the Circulation Desk in the lobby. Children's Lost and Found is located in the Children's Department. Items are only held for 7 days.
How do I reserve a conference room?
You must fill out a meeting room policies form. Please call the Administrative office at (973) 266-5608 for details.
How do I get a job in the library?
Please download a job application here. You may submit a resume, with a completed application form, at the Info Desk.
Do you accept book donations?
Yes, we gladly accept gently used books in good condition.

*Good condition means no stains, tears, discoloring, fading, yellowing, mildew, mold, damage of any kind, crumbling/falling apart from the spine, strong odor, writing or markings of any kind, highlighting, bugs, or heavy dust.


We accept the following materials if they are in good condition*:
Fiction books
Nonfiction books
DVDs


The following items do not sell and we ask that you do not donate them::
8-tracks
Records
Books that have stickers on many pages
Books older than 4 years old on the following topics: business, computer, health/science and travel
Books with underlining or highlighting
Bootleg DVDs or Screeners
Condensed books, i.e., Reader's Digest
Damaged, dirty, or moldy books
Encyclopedias
Film reels
Magazines
Newspapers
Arcs, Galleys, Uncorrected Proofs
Textbooks

Where and when to drop off:
One to ten books – leave at the Circulation Desk anytime.
Ten or more books – bring to rear library entrance Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm and ring the doorbell.
Call 973-266-7049 for more information. Gift acknowledgement is available upon request.