Your Library Card:
All teachers and aides who work in the Summit Public School District, or at any private schools within the City of Summit are eligible to receive a library card from Summit Free Public Library. You can use your card to take home resources that will help you through your School Day, as well as access information electronically.
Ask a Librarian:
If you have a question for a library staff member, but you cannot get to the library in time, please click the “Ask a Librarian” form on the library’s website.
Talk to the Librarians
Is there a book or subject that you are searching for? Are you having trouble finding it? Please don’t hesitate to ask the library staff if you need any assistance once you’re in the library. The library has a variety of materials in-house and online to help you and your students.
Audiobooks: Full-text books on CD, Playaway MP3 Players, and eAudiobooks for all ages.
Libby: a downloadable book and audio collection provided by libraries in central New Jersey. All students who attend the Summit Public Schools have access to these materials using their school ID through the SORA app.
Hoopla: a downloadable book, audio, music and movie collection for Summit Residents who have a library card
Comics Plus: A collection of graphic novel ebooks for all ages that can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device.
Tumblebooks: An online collection of animated talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading.
World Book Early World of Learning: An online collection of classic stories and songs, as well as easy reader fiction and non-fiction titles that can be accessed on a browser or tablet
Capstone Interactive eBooks: eBooks in English and Spanish that can be read directly from the library catalog, or by downloading the Capstone Interactive app.
Computers: The library has 20 free internet computers and 5 free educational Chrome devices.
WiFi: The library has free wifi that can be used anywhere on the grounds of the library, including outside on the ramp.
Charging Stations: There are several places to charge computers and mobile devices around the library.
Printing: $0.10 for black; $0.35 for color; $1.00 for 3D Printing.
Mobile & Self Checkout: The Library has a self-checkout machine at circulation. Patrons may also check out books using the cloudLibrary app on their smartphones.
Remote Printing: The library has access to a service that allows patrons to print from home using a laptop or mobile device
Mobile Hotspots: Families may check out free hotspots on an adult library card through the Library of Things
Playaway Launchpads: Android Tablets with age-appropriate educational apps, videos, and ebooks.
Museum Passes: Provided by the Friends of the Library, the library has free passes and tickets to several museums in New Jersey and the surrounding communities.
Freegal: Stream & download over 15 million songs, music videos, and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide.
Library of Things: Provided by the Friends of the Library, the library has free devices and other items that can be checked out with a library card.
Rosetta Stone: Learn the basics of up to 30 languages.
How the library and the schools can work together
Other Important Family Programs:
Summer Reading Program: Annual Reading Incentive program for ages 6 months thru adult.
Chinese New Year Celebration: An award-winning annual program co-sponsored by the Chinese community and the Summit Free Public Library