The West Caldwell Public Library Reference & Adult Services Department offers high quality print and electronic resources for our patrons’ informational and research needs. Reference services include but are not limited to: inter-library loan requests, computer assistance, research aid, reader’s advisory, and faxing services.
If you would like to speak with a Reference Librarian, you can reach the Reference Department by phone at 973-226-5441 or via email at [email protected].
ESL (English as a Second Language)
The West Caldwell Public Library Reference staff will provide faxing service upon patron request. Faxing service fees are as follows:
1-3 pages $2.00
4-6 pages $4.00
1-3 pages $3.00
4-6 pages $6.00
Flat Rate: $2.00
We do not accept incoming faxes.
There is a limit of six pages per fax number. The Library will not receive incoming faxes for patrons.
Unfortunately, the Library is unable to send international faxes at this time.
A collection of books, recordings, apps, websites, and more for children.
The titles included on this site vary widely as to their intended audience—children anywhere from birth up to 14 years of age. We encourage parents and caregivers to actively engage in the selection of media with their children, as reading skills, cognitive and maturity levels, and interests vary from child to child.
Digital Learn - Practice Digital Skills
The Public Library Association‘s site, DigitalLearn.org is an online hub for digital literacy support and training. The site launched in June 2013 and builds upon and fosters the work of libraries and community organizations as they work to increase digital literacy across the nation.
Included in DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy. Feedback from public library staff directed PLA to develop courses on the most basic skills, such as using a computer, navigating a web site, and searching. Modules are video-based with narration, typically 6 to 22 minutes long, written in plain language (communication learners can understand the first time they hear or read it), and often at an elementary to middle school reading level. DigitalLearn.org provides intentional, foundational instruction to be taken at the pace of the learner. DigitalLearn.org courses can also be adapted to support other teaching methods, including instructor-led classroom instruction and just-in-time individual assistance.
This collection provides access to a wide selection of full-text scholarly, reference, and professional eBooks that cover topics including the social sciences, humanities, science, and more.
You must have a BCCLS Library Card to use this catalog outside of the Library.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research. These reference materials can be accessed with a West Caldwell Public Library Card.
Job & Career Accelerator
Web Subject Guides
Updated 6/21/2023 RO