Reopening Information

We have missed seeing you and hope that you are safe and well. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Expand the tabs to learn about our important reopening information.  Remember you can continue to borrow e-materials, partake in any number of our regular online offerings or live chat with a librarian, click on “Ask a Librarian.”

Current Hours

Monday – Friday: 10:00am to 4:30pm | Saturday & Sundays: Closed

Our Book Drop is Open!

You may return ALL print materials, DVDs or CDs from ANY BCCLS library in our book drops. Returns will not be accepted at our door.

Safety is our greatest concern. There is no rush to return your items. All due dates have been extended and no fines will be incurred. You can check your account here.

All items removed from the book drop will immediately be placed in quarantine for a short period of time. After that, they will be checked in. Due to this safety procedure, you will not see your returned item come off your card immediately.

If you have materials that need to be returned and are concerned about coming to the library in person to do so, please call us at 201-945-2867 to discuss available options.

If the book drop is FULL, during operating hours, please come to the front door to let us know (Monday – Friday: 10a-4p). If the drop is FULL when we are closed, DO NOT jam your items into the bin as it will damage them and please visit us on the next business day after 10am.

WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING BOOK/DVD/CD DONATIONS.  You can reach out to the local food pantry to see if they would be interested in your items. Or, find and supply a local Little Free Library.

Download Book Drop Procedure

Our Covid-19 Operating Procedures

CPPL Covid-19 Operating Procedures (1)

Out of an abundance of caution and to slow the spread of Covid-19, the library is
eliminating all in-library services and reverting to doorside only. You can pick-up items
at the front door and return items into our book drops. All other library business can be
transacted via phone, email or live chat during the hours of Monday through Friday
10a-4:30p. Programs will continue to be offered virtually. This change will take effect
Monday, November 23, 2020 and until further notice. The Mayor and Council, Public
Health Nurse and the Library Board of Trustees will continue to monitor the public
health situation and modify services accordingly.

Reduced Contact @ Your Library:
○ You can reach us several ways; call (201-945-2867), email ([email protected]),
or live chat with us.
○ Email [email protected] for reference, help with our online
services or book requests.
○ Computers, copiers, scanning and faxing are not available at this time.
○ Notary services are not available.
○ Museum passes are not available.
○ You can apply for a library card online, view your account, pay balances and
renew your items.
○ We encourage you to use our e-materials and our online databases.
○ If you are not comfortable coming to the doorside and you have items that need
to be returned or picked-up, please contact us and we can assist you.
○ Continue to use our bookdrops as much as possible! Items will only auto-renew
in cases where no holds exist. Please keep an eye on due dates. Thank you in
advance for your cooperation with our book drop procedures which can be read

○ Items being returned will be quarantined for 72 hours so you will not see your
returned item(s) come off your card immediately. You can check your account
○ Our outdoor seating is available and is within range of our WiFi. Face coverings
are required outdoors and while seated at our tables. Please limit your time at the
tables to 30 minutes.
○ Adult’s and Children’s programs are being offered virtually. We have some
amazing programs so visit our website/calendar, Facebook and Instagram page
for more information! Sign-up for our e-newsletter for regular updates.
○ More details about other BCCLS library hours and services can be found here.

OverDrive Link

Upcoming Virtual Events

New Adult Books

New Young Adult Titles

Snack Packs

For Cliffside Park Families

Family Snack Pack distribution center.  Call the library for details. 



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