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Library of things

The Montvale Public Library now carries a selection of puzzles! They have a circulation period of two weeks. For the full lending policy, see below. 

Check back for updates as we will be adding board games, musical instruments, outdoor games and more to our Library of Things!


Library of Things Lending Policy

  • A valid adult Montvale Library Card in good standing must be used to borrow an item in the Library of Things.

  • Please bring item to the Circulation Desk to check out, (even if using in the library).

  • Items circulate for two weeks (14 days), with one renewal (unless noted). 

  • A maximum of one item may be taken at a time.

  • Items must be returned to the Main Desk, directly to a staff member, they should not be placed in the book drop or returned to another library.

  • Library users are responsible for the safekeeping and return of all game contents. The game is not considered returned until all items within the box/case have been returned to the library. A staff member will check the contents before discharging the item from the patron record. If any parts are missing the item will not be discharged and the library user will be responsible for searching for any missing parts. The library user will be responsible for lost or damaged games and will be responsible for paying the actual replacement costs, as determined by the library, up to and including the full cost of game replacement. The library will not accept a replacement game in lieu of a lost or damaged board game.

  • Please report any broken or missing pieces.

  • The library will not be counting puzzle pieces, please let us know if a puzzle is missing pieces.

  • Instructions are limited to what comes with the game. Library staff are not available for instruction.

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