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 2 Days$1.00/day
Music CDs 7 Days$0.10/day
DVDs 7 Days$1.00/day
Periodicals 21 Days$0.10/day
Audio Books 21 Days$0.10/day
Adult & Juvenile Books 21 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.
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.
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.
Ancestry can only be accessed in the Old Tappan Library on our public PCs. Research your family history using official census, birth, death, military and immigration records.