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Welcome to Your Library

How Can I Obtain a Library Card?


If you would like to register for a library card (eligibility information below), visit this link to apply online.

If you are having issues with your account during the library’s closure, please email

If you have any questions about linking your card to one of our digital resources, please email

Staff are regularly checking email and ready to assist you.

Work in Montclair, Attend school in Montclair, Paid Membership, and BCCLS library cards cannot access the following resources: OverDrive/Libby, hoopla, Kanopy, museum passes, WiFi hotspots, or Kindles. The same restrictions apply to library cardholders that have temporary residence in Montclair.

Click here for the Library Card Policy.

Live in Montclair

Patrons are required to have proof of address, such as a driver’s license, utility bill or lease. Children, ages up to and including 11, need their application signed by a parent or guardian. Montclair taxpayers who reside elsewhere will have to present a copy of the current quarter’s Tax Bill from the Township of Montclair, along with their personal identification. The card will expire three years from the date of issue.

Work in Montclair

Acceptable identification is a pay stub or a completed “Works in Montclair Form” as well as a driver’s license for home address. The courtesy card will expire one year from the date of issue.

Learn in Montclair

For those students who go to school in Montclair but live elsewhere, acceptable verification is a tuition bill, printed schedule, or report card.

Paid Membership

Cards can be purchased by anyone for $100.00. They are good for one year and can be used by members of the cardholder’s immediate family. Paid membership fees are non-refundable.


MPL is a member of BCCLS, a consortium of 77 public libraries in NJ’s Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic Counties.

MPL is no longer a member of the ReBL network.

Let’s Connect

The Bellevue Ave. Branch will be closed until further notice due to no heat in the building.