Please note that in-person visits will be temporarily suspended from Sat, Dec 26 - Sun, Jan 17.
Lobby Pickup and Phone/Email
Reference Help will be available:
Mon-Thurs: 9am-7pm, Fri: 9am-6pm,
Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 1-5pm
(201) 670-5600, ext 130
We are committed to providing safe access to physical library materials through lobby pick up as well as service inside the library.
To protect library patrons and staff, please use the following guidelines for picking up and returning library materials.
Library staff quarantines all incoming materials and will be wearing masks during lobby pick up.
Picking Items Up
15 minutes before you come please call 201-670-5600 and Press 0 to let us know you are coming
A staff member will place your checked out materials on the table inside the lobby
Please reserve items in advance by doing one of the following:
Call 201-670-5600 x100
When your items are ready for pick up, the Library will notify you.
Books and media may be returned at the book drop only. Both may be returned to the same book drop.
To ensure the safety of our patrons and staff, patrons must wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the premises (both outside and inside).
If you have forgotten your mask, a staff member will be happy to provide a one-time use mask.
INSIDE VISITS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED STARTING SAT, DEC 26TH - SUN, JAN 17TH
Tues/Wed: Dec 22-23: Patrons may remain in the library for up to 2-hours per day; sign in at the Reference Desk.
*Children's room visits on Sunday require registration, though walk-ins are welcomed. Please click link above or call us at 201-670-5600 x130 to register
Study Seating is available in designated areas. One person per table.
Please do not move the chairs or drag them from their places.
Please note: Patrons are welcome to one 60-minute public computer session per day. This is counted towards the 2-hour total.
Library materials are quarantined for 72 hours prior to being returned to the collection.
Staff will be wearing masks when handling your materials and during the curbside service.
You may request items from any BCCLS library, but items must be picked up at your home library.
Holds will be returned to shelf if they are not picked up after 4 days.
Please note that due to quarantine items will remain on your record for a minimum of three days after returning items in the book drop.
Please wait at least 10 days before calling to follow up on returned items. We are working through a backlog of materials and need time to process them.