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:
Lease or Rent Receipt.
Phone: +1 973.226.5441
A Resident Card membership allows you access to a range of services:
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:
- A Photo ID
- 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:
- A Photo ID
- 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:
With Each Library Card, You Can….
Check out up to 50 items at a time.