Reference Department

Reference Department

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 could like to speak with a Reference Librarian,  you can reach the Reference Department by phone at 973-226-5441 or via email at

Research Resources


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.


Our Salem Online Documents can assist with history, health, or science research projects.

Click here for access inside the library. Click here for access outside the library.

Job & Career Accelerator

Click here for access. Use this tool to create resumes, explore career options, learn technology and interviewing skills.

Jersey Clicks

Click here for access. This resource offers a variety of reference materials covering health, science, legal issues, business resources, and continuing education.


Click here for access. 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.

Consumer Reports

Click here to get started. From this point, click on Publications in the menu bar and search for “Consumer Reports.

Rosetta Stone

Click here to get started and use your library card number to login. Get help using the Rosetta Stone app for free here.


Click here to see our list of librarian approved websites.


Click here for access. 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.


ESL (English-As-A-Second Language) – The West Caldwell Public Library offers weekly ESL Language Program from September – May. Classes are held on Monday evenings from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM in the Community Meeting Room. Classes are free and open to the public. To inquire or to register, please contact the Reference Department at 973-226-5441. Walk-ins are also welcome!

For immediate ESL assistance, please click to see our online language learning programs and apps.

Tech Tuesdays- The West Caldwell Public Library offers one-on-one technology instruction every Tuesday. Get help with tablets, phones, downloading e-Books, and more. To inquire or to register, please contact the Reference Department at 973-226-5441.

Proctoring – Due to time restraints, we can only offer proctoring services to West Caldwell residents. To see if we have an available librarian, please email

Faxing Services – The West Caldwell Public Library Reference staff will provide faxing service upon patron request. Faxing service fees are as follows:

  • Within N.J.  1-3 pages $2.00   4-6 pages $4.00
  • Outside N.J. 1-3 pages $3.00   4-6 pages $6.00
  • Toll free numbers flat rate of $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.