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 or a card from a BCCLS participating library.

Resident Cards

Anyone who lives in, owns property, or tenants 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 (3) years as a resident.

Current proof of residency includes:

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

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

In-House Items
  • Books
  • DVDs & Blu-Rays
  • Board Games
  • Sewing Machines
  • Museum Passes
E-Books and E-Audio

Paid Cards

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:

  • Individual/Family:
    $250 (annually)
    $65 (3 months)
  • Seniors (62 & up):
    $150 (annually)
    $40 (3 months)
To get a Paid Card, you must bring the following to the library:
  • A Photo ID
  • Checkbook or Cash (Credit or Bank Cards currently not accepted)

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.

To get a Courtesy Card, you must bring the following to the library:
  • A Photo ID
  • Proof of Employment (printed pay stub and/or employer verification letter)

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.


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

In-House Items:
DVDs and Blu-Rays
Board Games
Video Games
Music CDs

eBooks and eAudio:


Program Registration
Tech Tuesdays
3D Printing
(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).


  • Phone:

Updated 10/13/2023 RO