Your Library Card

The West Caldwell Public Library is open for use to everyone. To check out books or other materials, a patron must have a card registered with the West Caldwell Public Library, BCCLS, or open borrowing through their home library. Anyone who lives in or owns property in the Township of West Caldwell is entitled to a free library card with current proof of residency. Your library card must be renewed every three years as a resident.

Current proof of residency includes:

Driver’s License
Utility Bill
Tax Bill
Bank Statement
Lease or Rent Receipt.

Questions?
Phone: +1 973.226.5441
Email: wcalref@westcaldwell.bccls.org

A Resident Card membership allows you access to a range of services:

In-House Items:

Books
DVDs and Blu-Rays
Board Games
Video Games
Audiobooks
Magazines
Music CDs
GoPro Cameras
Sewing Machines
Museum Passes
Ancestry.com

eBooks and eAudio:

Hoopla
Axis 360
Cloud Library

eMagazines:

RBDigital
Hoopla (Comics)

TV Streaming:

InstantFlix
Hoopla

Language Learning:

Mango Languages
Rosetta Stone

Services:

BCCLS Online Account
Study Room Reservations
3D Printing
Early Bird Event Registration
Personalized Book Recommendations
Tech Tuesdays
REBL Walk-In Privileges
BCCLS Request Fulfillment
JerseyCat Request Fulfillment
Test Proctoring
JerseyClicks Online Databases
Research Resources

Paid and Courtesy Cards

Non-residents who are employed in West Caldwell may receive a “Courtesy Card” at no charge with proof of local employment. All courtesy cards must be renewed annually. Proof of employment must be a pay stub with employer’s address and/or a letter from employer verifying local employment. Non-residents who are not employed in West Caldwell and do not live in an area with a library that participates in open borrowing may pay for a “Paid Card.” All paid non-resident cards must be renewed annually.

Fees are as follows:

$250 per individual or family
$150 for seniors (62 years and older)

For Axis 360 access and free eBooks, you must have a valid PIN number. PIN numbers can be acquired in person only at the Circulation Desk.

To get a Paid Card, you must bring the following to the library:

  1. A Photo ID
  2. A Checkbook or Cash amount (Credit or Bank Cards currently not accepted)

To get a Courtesy Card, you must bring the following to the library:

  1. A Photo ID
  2. Proof of Employment (printed pay stub and/or employer verification letter)

A Paid or Courtesy Card membership allows you access to a range of services:

In-House Items:

Books
DVDs and Blu-Rays
Board Games
Video Games
Audiobooks
Magazines
Music CDs
Ancestry.com

eBooks and eAudio:

Axis 360

Language Learning:

Mango Languages
Rosetta Stone

Services:

Program Registration
Tech Tuesdays
3D Printing
REBL Walk-In Privileges (Paid Only)
JerseyCat Request Fulfillment
JerseyClicks Online Databases

With Each Library Card, You Can….

Check out up to 50 items at a time.

Register for our…
Adult Events
Children’s Storytimes
Maker Programs
Teen Events
… and so much more!

Renew books either online (Resident) or by the phone (Paid and Courtesy).

See Our Policies for More Details