Library Card Info

Library Cards for Englewood Residents

Full service library cards are available to all Englewood residents upon written proof of residency (e.g. utility bill, driver’s license, residential lease). Cards may be used at other Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) libraries. Cards are renewed every three years by showing proof of current residency. A child may register for a card whenever a parent or guardian is willing to sign for responsibility. Click here for more information or here to apply online.

Privileges include*:

  • Full borrowing, with the ability to directly reserve, through staff or home computers, NYT bestsellers, videos and DVDs and all library materials. Full borrowing from Englewood and all BCCLS libraries.
  • First access to, or registration for, all library adult, young adult, and children’s programs and special events – many are open only to Englewood Library cardholders.
  • Interlibrary loan service – reference librarians will locate and arrange delivery of desired books and articles. We will use not only the Bergen Libraries database but will search state and nationwide (a fee per item or applicable media rental may be assessed by the lending institution), if necessary.
  • Remote access to library catalog and databases using your personal internet connection to look up and reserve items during hours when the library is closed.

* Please note that a valid BCCLS library card must be presented for all checkouts – even for Englewood Library cardholders!

Library Cards for Englewood Cliffs Residents

Three-year, courtesy cards may be issued to Englewood Cliffs residents. Englewood Cliffs patrons have access to all Englewood Public Library materials.  However, we are unable to make interlibrary loan requests from other libraries within the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS). The library will take interlibrary loan requests for material available outside BCCLS. These requests will be made through JerseyCat.  To make interlibrary loan requests, please stop by the Reference Desk or request online using JerseyCat.

Privileges include:

  • The full borrowing, through telephone calls or in-person visits, of: NYT bestsellers, musical cds, videos and DVDs, and all other Englewood Library materials. Englewood Cliffs cardholders are not able to reserve items online.
  • First access to, or registration for, all library adult, young adult, and children’s programs and special events – many are open only to Englewood Library cardholders.
  • Interlibrary loan service – reference librarians will locate and arrange delivery of desired books and articles. We will search state and nationwide (a fee per item or applicable media rental may be assessed by the lending institution), if necessary.
  • Remote access to library catalog and databases during hours when the library is closed.

Courtesy Library Cards

Englewood Public Library offers Courtesy Cards for borrowing Englewood Public Library materials only. These cards offer no access to inter-library loan or borrowing from other BCCLS libraries. The Library will make available Courtesy Cards to non-residents on the following basis:

  • One-year, courtesy cards may be issued to employees of the Englewood Public Schools upon presentation of proof of employment and home address outside the BCCLS towns or any other of the towns participating in the Open Borrowing Program. Cards are renewable annually upon verification of employment.
  • One-year, courtesy cards may be issued to Englewood business owners upon presentation of proof of Englewood property ownership or property lease and home address outside the BCCLS towns or any other of the towns participating in the Open Borrowing Program. Cards are renewable annually, upon verification of ownership or lease.
  • One-year, courtesy cards may be issued to non-resident students attending Englewood Public Schools with proof of enrollment, if not residing in a BCCLS towns or any other of the towns participating in the Open Borrowing Program.

PIN (Personal Identification Number)

If you do not yet have a PIN, please ask for one the next time you visit the Circulation Desk. A PIN enables you to view your library card account and see items you have checked out or have on reserve, renew items before they become overdue, cancel requests and view a list of outstanding fines. To view your library card account, click on this link, or visit the BCCLS web site and click on the YOUR LIBRARY CARD link in the top left corner of the page.

 

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