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Welcome to the Closter Public Library. Your library card can be used in 77 libraries throughout Bergen and some surrounding counties. Our aim is to serve all residents of Closter. Here is a list of our services to our patrons.

Electronics and Streaming


Ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines.

Download the Libby app from the App or Google Play Story.


Stream music and movies, download audiobooks and ebooks. Download Hoopla from the App or Google Play Store.


Stream movies, TV shows, and the Great Courses. Download Kanopy from the App or Google Play Store



Museum Passes

We offer passes to the Guggenheim Museum, the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, and Storm King Arts Center. Contact the Library for more information.


Mobile Printing

You can print from your computer or mobile device. Download the Printeron app from the App or Google Play Store.

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Self Checkout with meeScan

You can use the self-checkout kiosk near the reference desk or download the app and checkout from your device.


Friends of the Closter Public Library

The Friends of the Library is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to support and advocacy for the Closter Public Library.

About your card

Your Closter Library card is your pass to all the services the Library and the BCCLS consortium have to offer. The first card is always free, if you lose your card, there is a $5 fee to replace it. However you can have your library card on your smartphone and manage it electronically. 

Your Library in your Pocket - Use the free mobile app to search the cattalog, place holds on our favorite items and more! With QR code download the app

Automatic Renewal


BCCLS automatically renews
eligible items checked out to library cardholders.

Eligible items will renew
automatically 3 days before their due date for the full loan period.

You will receive a notification via email or text if an eligible item has been renewed.

Notification is only via email or text, so be sure we have your
current information in our

Please be sure to read any email you receive

You can still renew eligible items at any time through your account at or at any BCCLS

Items will not Renew if:

  • The item has reached its

  • renewal limit

  • The item is on hold for another patron

  • Your card has expired

  • You owe $10 or more in fines

  • You have 10 or more items overdue

  • Go to

  • Use the pull-down menu to highlight for Closter .

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  • Search the catalog. Local availability will show you what Closter owns:
    1 of 1 means it’s available at Closter,
    0 of 1 means you’ll be put on the waiting list).

  • Place your request—you will get your item much faster if you request an edition that we own or an edition that has many copies in the system
    i.e: (18 or 20)
    NOT (0 of 2)

Questions? Call us at 201-768-4197 or email us at

Welcome to our library. There are endless opportunities for discovery, learning, and recreation here!

The following information will give you an idea about the services and resources available to your child through the Youth Services Department.


Getting a card for you child is easy. Your child just needs to be present with you while you provide proof of residency.

Children can use their cards to check out books, ebooks, graphic novels, DVDs, audiobooks,
magazines, video games, CDs , and Playaways, as well as access Online Search Databases for school projects.

We offer story-time for children 2-5 years old, special programs for children of all ages, crafts, and a summer reading program.

To find out about upcoming programs, join the Closter Kids Listserv at

Welcome to the
Closter Library News

You were automatically registered for our Newsletter when you were issued your library card.

Weekly Virtual Newsletter

Everything you need to know about the Library for the month:

  • Programs

  • Exhibits

  • Closings

  • Important Information

Important Announcements

  • Emergency closings

  • Last minute activities or programs

  • Program cancellations

  • Important information for our patrons

Monthly Newsletter

Pick up a paper copy of the monthly events at the front desk.


You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the safe unsubscribe button on the bottm of the email. Please don’t mark it as SPAM!
We will NEVER use your email address for anything other than Library communication.

Important Things Every
Library Card
Holder Should Know

Closter supports a library subsidized by Closter taxpayers where everyone can access information and resources.

These basic policies help the system work for all library users.

You must present proof of a valid Library account to check out items:

  • BCCLS app or self-checkout appphysical card issued by a BCCLS library

  • current photo ID

  • digital representation of the card,

  • card stored on loyalty card app (ie Keyring)

  • You must have a library card from the town in which you live

  • BCCLS Libraries are supported by property taxes.

  • The library in your town then takes those tax dollars and contributes to the running of BCCLS.

  • If you move from one BCCLS town to another, you MUST get a new library card in your new town.

  • Closter Library requires proof of residence (i.e driver’s license showing a Closter address) to issue a library card.

With your Closter Library card you can access items from all 77 BCCLS member libraries.

Closter overdue fines are 20¢ per day on all items. Other
libraries have different policies.

Tools to help you

  • Automatic renewals

    • 3 days before it is due

      • Items will not renew if

      • item has reached renewal limit

      • item is on hold for another patron

      • Your card has expired

      • You owe $10 or more in fines

      • You have 10 or more items overdue

  • Email and Text notifications

    • Hold has come in

    • Item is coming due

    • Item has been auto renewed

    • Item is overdue

Please make sure to read any email or text notices you receive.

Library items belong to everyone

Library items must be returned in the condition they left the library. Remember your neighbors before you:

  • fold pages,

  • leave sticky notes,

  • highlight or annotate books

  • Scratch DVDs and CDs

If you receive an item in poor condition, please let the library staff know immediately.

For more information on all of our services and policies, visit our website.

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