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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 for the item or replace 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/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.

  • Visit our mobile printing page for more information about printing from home or from your device.

Computer Use

  • There are 15 computers at the Closter Library for patron use.

  • The 3 computers OPPOSITE THE CIRCULATION DESK are designated for catalog searches. 

  • The 3 computers in the CHILDREN’S ROOM are reserved for children, or parents watching children in the children’s room. On school days between 3 and 5 pm, they are used for homework .

  • The 9 computers ADJACENT TO THE REFERENCE SECTION adult usage. There are no limits on time, but we ask children and teens to move if there are adults waiting to use the computers. Prints from these computers can be accessed at the release station by the copier.

Loan Periods and Fines

Book Returns

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

  • Returns are accepted in the book drop at the front door or inside at the circulation desk.

Notary Public Services

The Closter Public Library provides notary public services free of charge during normal library hours.

  • DO NOT SIGN anything until you are in the presence of the notary.

  • Copies to be notarized must made under the supervision of the notary.

  • A photo ID is required.

  • The Library does not supply witnesses. Witnesses must accompany the person whose document is notarized. Witnesses will also need proper identification. Notary cannot act as a witness.

  • The Library does not notarize wills.


In accordance with New Jersey Notarial Law, notaries reserve the right to decline service if the document(s), identification, or circumstances of the request for notary service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, or doubt for 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.

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