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Library Policies

Borrowing

  • Montclair Public Library is a member of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System.
  • Montclair Public Library is a member of Reciprocal Essex Borrowing Libraries (ReBL), a consortium of 23 public and university libraries in Essex County, New Jersey. For more information click here.
  • Eligible items will renew automatically three 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.
    • You can still renew eligible items at any time through your account at bccls.org or at any BCCLS library.
  • Library cards must be presented when checking out materials.
  • Late fines have been eliminated on most materials owned by Montclair Public Library
  • While the library is fine free, patrons are responsible for the replacement costs of lost or damaged items.
  • The normal loan period for books is four weeks.
  • The loan period for books in high demand is two weeks. 

If materials are overdue, fines over $10 must be paid before renewal. No more than five books may be renewed by telephone. A limit may be placed on the number of items loaned when demand requires it. Only five items may be borrowed the first time a card is issued.

Lost or damaged item: Cost of item plus a $5.00 processing fee.

Borrowing Policies:

CIRC-1 Library Card Policy

CIRC-2 Loan and Renewal Policy

CIRC-3 Holds Policy

CIRC-4 Fines and Fees Policy

CIRC-5 Lost or Damaged Missing Pieces Policy

CIRC-6 Museum Pass Lending Policy

CIRC-7 Mobile Wireless Hot-Spot Lending Policy

CIRC-8 Electronic Book Reader Lending Policy

CIRC-9 Cooperative Circulation Policies and Procedures

CIRC-10 Launchpad Lending Policy

Customer Service

Technology

  • The Library is not responsible for loss of time, work or property due to equipment malfunctions.
  • With the exception of those requiring special assistance, only one person may be seated at a Library PC. If you require such assistance, please see a staff member for accommodation.
  • Computer Policy

Social Media

Montclair Public Library uses social media to provide its community with information about services, books, music, programs, events, and more.

The Rules

  • Be Nice
  • Stay on Topic
  • Be Concise
  • Have Fun

Cause for Edit or Deletion

  • Comments that constitute or contain link referral code, junk mail, spam, or unsolicited commercial advertisement.
  • Offensive or disruptive messages, including messages containing inappropriate comments about age, religious or political beliefs, or material and communications of a sexual nature, including sexual jokes.
  • Comments that contain insults, profanity, threats, or are harassing.
  • Any activity prohibited by law not otherwise mentioned above.

Rights

  • Montclair Public Library reserves the right to edit, delete, or ignore any comment.

Open Public Records Act (OPRA)

Let’s Connect

Montclair Public Library Closed to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

The Montclair Public Library is closed to the public in accordance with New Jersey Executive Order No. 107 issued March 21, 2020. We will reopen when the Executive Order is lifted. Please explore this website for information about the programs and services we are offering virtually.