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Library Card

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 a student, see instructions in the “Learn in Montclair” section below.

If you are having issues with your account during closed hours, email

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

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

View 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 10, 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.


Teachers and employees of Montclair schools are eligible for a one-year courtesy card. To apply for a card, please fill out the Montclair Teacher/School Employee Library Card Application.

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.


From September to May, student library cards will be delivered to the student’s school’s main office during the last week of the month. The cards will then be distributed by the main office to the students. If a library card is needed sooner or you prefer to receive your card directly, please come into the Library and register in person.

Application for Ages 11 and Older: English, Spanish, Portuguese
No parent/guardian approval needed.

Application for Ages 10 and Younger: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Must be completed by parent/guardian.

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 the ReBL (Reciprocal Borrowing & Lending) network in Essex County.

Let’s Connect

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

The elevator at the Main Library is out of service until further notice. Staff can retrieve materials for patrons from the 2nd and 3rd floors if needed.