Founded in 1893, Montclair Public Library serves the citizens of Montclair, New Jersey through two facilities: the Main Library and the Bellevue Avenue Branch.
Montclair Public Library changes lives every day through words, ideas, and community building.
Montclair Public Library provides unlimited opportunities for lifelong learning, discovery, and community engagement.
Our shared values
The shared values guide our work:
• We want everyone to be amazed and delighted each time they visit the library.
• We make Montclair a better place. The library’s collections, staff, services, and facilities accommodate the interests and needs of our community.
• We help people connect. We offer programs, resources, and services that help people understand and change the world.
• We embrace change. Tradition is not our mission. We are eager and excited to launch new initiatives and incorporate best practices to improve all that we do.
• We celebrate the community’s diversity and talents. The library thrives in a culture of intentional inclusion where all Montclair residents feel welcomed, valued, and engaged.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees May 21, 2018.