The Library re-opened to the public on Monday, July 6th. We are open for our regular summer hours: Monday – Thursday 9 am – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, and closed on Sundays until Sunday, September 13th.
Residents are asked to follow these guidelines to enable lobby pick-up:
Tip: Check your DVD and Books on CD cases and make sure all discs are present and accounted for–check DVD players and listening devices if something is missing
The library is available 24/7 via the electronic services that we provide. Several of these resources are available to the public for free with a library card. We have highlighted a number of these links on this page. Take a quick look by clicking on the links at the left. To request a temporary Summit Free Public Library card, send and email with your name, address, email address, telephone number and age to firstname.lastname@example.org. A staff member will respond with your barcode number.
Additional services are featured on the library’s Resources page as well.
Local and State Resources:
New Jersey Department of Human Services – Resources for Seniors:
COVID-19 Related Information about Student Loans:
Federal and other resources:
The Libby app is a new, one-tap reading app for borrowing digital books and audiobooks from the Summit Library.
This free app, created by Overdrive, is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10 devices. All you need to get started is an internet connection, a Summit library card, and these steps:
If you have any questions, please call or visit the Reference desk.
For more help using OverDrive for specific devices, click here.
To access our full catalog of ebooks and eaudiobooks, go to eLibraryNJ.
Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. We partner with public libraries to bring you an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phones, tablets and online.
Please note: Due to the popularity of this service, we now have a daily lending limit for hoopla checkouts. You may receive a message that says our daily limit has been reached. If you receive this message, please try to check out your items the following day.
Hoopla digital is a user-friendly, digital media service that allows access to nearly half a million titles, from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks , eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline or, in either the app or on a computer, all borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the internet by streaming.
How do I get it?
Who can borrow items from hoopla?
All Summit Library cardholders (residents, employed, students and paid cards) will have access to hoopla. Patrons with over $5 in fines or expired cards will be unable to access hoopla.
How many items can I check out at a time?
You can check out up to five items per calendar month. For example, 2 movies, 2 music albums, and 1 tv show will equal your monthly limit.
How long can I keep the items I borrow from Hoopla?
Movie and TV content is available for 72 hours (3 days).
Music albums are available for 7 days.
eBooks, comics and audiobooks are available for 21 days.
Can I read, listen to or view what I borrow on more than one device?
Once you borrow a title on one device it is automatically available via all devices with the Hoopla app or on your computer through your browser.
What is the difference between downloading and streaming titles?
All titles are available for streaming (requires continuous internet connection) on a computer or laptop. Using the Hoopla app on an iOS or Android device allows you to download the title for listening and viewing offline. Streaming content to your mobile device when not connected to a Wi-Fi network will impact your mobile device’s data allowance.
Flipster offers a large selection of today’s top titles as well as an outstanding mobile app that allows you to browse and download magazines on the go. Now, from any location or device, you can access a variety of titles for adults and children at no cost to you. With Flipster, you can access current and back issues of popular titles, such as Bloomberg Businessweek, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Real Simple, and many more.
With Flipster you get:
The Flipster app is available for Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) devices. Follow these steps to download magazines using the app:
We hope you enjoy the new service! If you have any questions, please call or visit the Reference desk.
Thanks to a donation from the Friends of the the Library, the Summit Library is excited to offer our patrons a full subscription to Lynda.com, the world’s top site for learning technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. With an active Summit Library card you have access to thousands of high quality videos taught by top-notch instructors who know their stuff, and know how to teach it! You create your own account, track your progress and even earn certificates to show others you are keeping your skills razor-sharp.
Try it out at the library, in your home, on your tablet, and even through your smartphone. Create your own lynda.com account today. Enter your library barcode number, and your PIN is the last four digits of your barcode number. You’ll get hooked, and be smarter for it!
What is it?
Lynda.com is a web-based video subscription service that provides courses for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills.
How does it work?
The Library’s lynda.com subscription allows patrons access from library computers or your desktop, mobile and tablet devices. You will need your library card and your library card account PIN.
How do I start?
Click here to be directed to the Summit Free Public Library Lynda portal. You will be asked to create a LyndaLibrary account by entering your library barcode and PIN, which will allow you to track your progress through your tutorials. For Summit Free Public Library cardholders only.
The Library is pleased to announce that Rosetta Stone is now available to Summit Library cardholders. Rosetta Stone Inc. is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and for millions of individual learners around the world.
If you are accessing Rosetta Stone from home, you will be asked to enter your library card barcode number. Start learning a new language today!
The library has a subscription to TumbleBooks Library, a series of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
From now through August 31, 2020, Summit Free Public Library has access to the following eBook services:
Fax: (908) 273-0031
Address: 75 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901