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Library Cards

  • Every resident of Old Tappan, over the age of 5, is entitled to a free library card.

  • You must show identification with proof of residence when applying for a card.

  • Your Old Tappan Library card will be honored in all 74 member libraries of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS).

  • Lost cards may be replaced for a fee of $2.00.

  • Nonresidents may purchase an Old Tappan Library card for an annual fee of $400.00. Pay cards are only good at the Old Tappan Library and only for Old Tappan material.

Loan Periods & Fines

New Books 14 Days $0.10/day

New DVDs 3 Days $1.00/day

Music CDs 7 Days $0.10/day

DVDs 14 Days $1.00/day

Periodicals 21 Days $0.10/day

Audio Books 21 Days $0.10/day

Adult & Juvenile Books 28 Days$0.10/day



If no one else is waiting, most materials may be renewed. Once you have reached the maximum number of renewals, the item must be returned and re-shelved by the staff before you can borrow it again. This process usually takes one day, and is not performed on demand.

Internet Availability

The library has wi-fi Internet access and Microsoft Office 2010 on 8 patron computers. Printing costs are $.10 per page for black and white and $.25 per page for color. Time restrictions for computer use will result if demand overtakes computer availability for the public.

Notary Public

One of our regular staff members is a Notary Public. Her notary services are available on a walk-in basis, Monday 1-9pm and Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm. There is no charge. Please call 664-3499 before visiting the library to confirm the Notary will be in the building at the time you plan to arrive.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The library provides volunteer ESL tutors in the library's ESL program. The program provides one-on-one tutoring for residents needing assistance in learning the English language.

Copier and Fax

The library has a copier for B&W and color copies .Charge is  $.10 for B&W and $.25 for color.  The copier is also for scanning & faxing. The cost per fax sent is $1.00.


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