Library Cards

  • Every resident of Closter is entitled to a free library card.

  • You must show identification with proof of residence when applying for a card.

  • Your Closter Library card will be honored in all 77 member libraries of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS).

  • Lost cards may be replaced for a fee of $5.00.

  • Nonresidents may purchase a Closter library card for an annual fee of $600.00. Pay cards are only good in Closter and only for Closter material.


Requests can be made

  • on your computer through the BCCLS homepage at (you will need your password to do so)

  • on the telephone at (201) 768-4197

  • or in person here at the library


Lost or Damaged Items

  • If you lose an item and are unable to return it to the library, your library privileges will be suspended until you pay the replacement fee the item with a new exact copy..

  • Material returned in damaged condition is treated the same as lost material and the library must be reimbursed.

  • There are no refunds.

Printing, Copying, Etc.

  • The Closter Public Library provides a photocopier and a printer for use by our patrons. We do not have a fax machine for public use.

  • There is a fee of 10¢ per black-and-white page and 25¢ per color page on both the printer and the copier.

  • You can request doorside copy/print services by calling or emailing the library.

Computer Use

  • There are 2 computers at the Closter Library for emergency patron use at this time

  • Computer services are limited to printing and job searching

  • There is a 30-minute limit on computer use

  • We are unable to offer tech support at this time

  • Please clean the computer station at the end of your session

Loan Periods and Fines

Book Returns

  • Please return materials on time so others may borrow them.

  • Returns are only being accepted in the book drop at this time

  • The book drop is located next to the auditorium door

  • Items returned in the book drop will quarantine for a minimum of 72 hours before being taken off your card

  • No fines will accrue during the quarantine period

Notary Public Services

Limited Notary services are available. We are able to notarize documents requiring a signature. We cannot do items requiring multiple signature and/or witnesses. We cannot notarize wills.


Please call ahead for an appointment before coming to the Library.

Internet Access

  • All of the public computers are connected to the internet.

  • There is free WIFI for personal computers. Although we provide wireless internet access for your use, we are not qualified to provide technical support. If you have any problems accessing the internet service, please let us know.

  • The public computers are protected by a program that restores the computer to preset condition when it is restarted. Therefore you cannot save anything to any of the public computers.  If you need to save something, save it to a portable drive.

  • Content sent across the internet is not secure. For your protection, please restart the computer when you have finished your session

  • T-Mobile hotspots are available to borrow. Please contact the library for more information.