We are happy to announce that the Vauxhall Branch will resume daily curbside service beginning Monday, March 1. Staff will be available Monday-Friday from 10am to 6pm. Please call us at 908-851-5451.
Need some great books for yourself, but don’t know what to get? Union Public Library now offers personalized reading suggestions with our Shelf Help service. Simply fill out the form, and our librarians will create a personalized list of titles based on your feedback. You can also find the form under the Books & More tab.
US Major Dailies: Read current and past articles from 5 of the most respected U.S. newspapers: The New York Times Washington Post Los Angeles Times Chicago Tribune Wall Street Journal Login with your library barcode to access U.S. Major Dailies from ProQuest. With print and online editions, the titles offer researchers thorough and timely coverage of local, regional, and global events with journalistic balance and perspective. The content is available by 8 AM U.S. Eastern time each day and provides archives stretching as far back as 1980. All titles are cross searchable on the ProQuest platform. Library card holders can find the direct link to U.S Major Dailies, under the Research Tab on our website.
Union Public Library offers delivery service to library patrons who are unable to leave their homes due to health-related issues. This service is staffed by volunteers who can both pick up items from the library and bring them directly to a patron’s house, and return them to the library as well. If you wish to apply, or know someone who would like to apply, please call the Reference Desk at (908) 851-5450 x3 to arrange for services.
Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Union Public Library will return to curbside service only until further notice. The safety of our community is our number one priority, and we have many ways to continue our service while our doors are closed. CURBSIDE SERVICE Union Public Library cardholders may reserve material for curbside delivery: Visit the catalog https://catalog.uplnj.org/ and log in with your library card number and pin Use our mobile app UPL-NJ found on Google Play or Apple App store Call 908-851-5450 x2 (Main Library) or 908-851-5451 (Vauxhall Branch) to reserve material for curbside pickup CONTACT US Staff will be available to offer help and answer your questions M-F 10am -6pm Call us at 908-851-5450 x3 (Main Library) or 908-851-5451 (Vauxhall Branch) Email us firstname.lastname@example.org Chat with a librarian https://uplnj.org/ask-a-librarian/ LIBRARY CARDS Union residents may apply for a temporary digital access card, and start downloading e-books, audiobooks, music, and so much more. Learn a new language, or access one-on-one tutoring for all ages through Tutor.com Apply for a digital access card here BOOK RETURNS Book Return boxes will remain open, and patrons may return library material at any time to the book boxes outside the library. Returned items will be quarantined for 24 hours and will remain on your account until they are checked in following the quarantine period. No late fees will be charged during the quarantine period. *Please note that Chromebooks may not be placed in book return boxes. Please contact the library at 908-851-5450 x3 (Main Library) or 908-851-5451 (Vauxhall Branch) to arrange a return. PRINTING If you wish to print a document at the library we offer mobile printing services Email your document to: UPLMAINBW@PRINTSPOTS.COM for pickup at the Main Library 908-851-5450 x3 VAUXHALLBW@PRINTSPOTS.COM for pickup at the Vauxhall Branch 908-851-5451 Call the library to set up a curbside appointment for document pickup. Printing is $.15 per page, and please bring exact change. E-BOOKS AND MORE Our digital resources are available 24/7 to Union Public Library cardholders. Download e-books, audiobooks, digital magazines, music, tv and comic books. Find these and more on our website www.uplnj.org. If you are a Union Resident without a library card, you may apply for a temporary digital resource card here VIRTUAL PROGRAMS While the building is closed, all virtual programs at the Union Public Library will continue via Zoom. Please visit our website calendar https://uplnj.org/events/ to view and […]
We are excited to announce that, we will automatically renew eligible library materials you have checked out. Automatic Renewal will give you peace of mind as well as more time to enjoy your material. *Please note that only material checked out after February 15 will be automatically renewed. Items will not be renewed when: The item is on hold for someone else You have reached the maximum number of renewals allowed Renewals are not allowed on specific types of material (e.g., DVD’s, Chromebooks, Museum Passes) About auto renewal: When your item is automatically renewed, you will see the new due date when you log into your account. The Renew Loan button will no longer display when the number of remaining renewals is zero A notice will be sent to your email (if enabled) advising you of the new due date
We have received copies of IRS forms 1040, 1040-SR, and the accompanying instruction booklet. No appointment is needed. Please ring the doorbell or call us when you are outside. We will hand the forms to you at the door. If you require additional forms, our Librarians are happy to print them from an official government website for $.15 per page. Please call the Reference Desk at 908-851-5450 x3 for more information.
The 12th Annual World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) takes place on Wednesday, February 3, an annual holiday dedicated to encouraging the joy and community created by reading aloud. To celebrate, Union Public Library is giving away a signed copy of this year’s official WRAD book, My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World, written by Super Bowl Champion and Literacy Advocate Malcolm Mitchell! Here’s how to enter: Submit your name, phone number, and email to email@example.com by 12 PM on Wednesday, February 3, using ‘WRAD Giveaway’ in the subject line. Open to all Union residents. Tune in to Facebook Live at 3 PM on the 3rd, when we’ll draw the winner of this fantastic picture book! The winner will be contacted to arrange a curbside pickup appointment. Here are just a few ways that UPL can help your family celebrate World Read Aloud Day, even while we’re closed to the public: Place books on hold using UPL’s online catalog, which you can collect through our curbside pickup service. Find some great eBooks using UPL’s digital resources, such as Tumblebooks and Hoopla. Join us for Virtual Storytime at 10:30 AM on Facebook Live! Previous storytimes are available on-demand on Facebook and Instagram. Any questions? Contact the Children’s Department at 908-851-5450 ext. 4. Happy #WorldReadAloudDay!
Log into your Overdrive or Libby app using your Union Public Library card, to find over 3,000 magazines to checkout and download to your mobile device. Libby App From the home screen: Explore What’s New? New in Magazines Overdrive App From the menu button on the home screen: Subjects Magazines
The library now circulates video games for Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch! Union Public Library cardholders 18+ may checkout up to 2 video games at a time for a loan period of 14 days. If there are no other patrons waiting for the video game, a 14 day renewal can be requested. Please return video games on time, so they can be made available for the next patron. Late fees will be charged at $1/day. This collection was started thanks to the generous donation from the Friends of Union Public Library and the Union Township Education Association. Click here to view our catalog, or see below a current list of our circulating video games. Playstation 5 Demon’s Souls Spider-Man: Miles Morales Playstation 4 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Ghost of Tsushima Gran Turismo Sport The Last of Us Part II NBA 2K21 Ratchet & Clank Spyro Reignited Trilogy Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Kirby Star Allies Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Luigi’s Mansion Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Minecraft Dungeons: Hero Edition Pikmin 3 Deluxe Pokemon Shield Splatoon 2 Super Mario Odyssey Super Smash Bros. Xbox Series X FIFA 21 Forza Horizon 4 Madden NFL 21