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If you are having issues with your account during the library’s closure, or would like to register for a library card (eligibility information below), please email
If you have any questions about linking your card to one of our digital resources, please email 
Staff are regularly checking email and ready to assist you.   

A Montclair Public Library Card is free of charge to those who:

Live in Montclair —Patrons are required to have proof of address, such as a driver’s license, utility bill or lease. Children, ages up to and including 11, need their application signed by a parent or guardian. Montclair taxpayers who reside elsewhere will have to present a copy of the current quarter’s Tax Bill from the Township of Montclair, along with their personal identification. The card will expire three years from the date of issue.

Work in Montclair*acceptable identification is a pay stub or a completed “Works in Montclair Form” as well as a driver’s license for home address. The courtesy card will expire one year from the date of issue.  Personal identification is also required.

Attend school in Montclair*for those students who go to school in Montclair but live elsewhere, acceptable verification is a tuition bill, printed schedule, report card, or current student ID.

If you do not live in Montclair you can purchase a library membership.

Paid Membership Cards*cards can be purchased for $100.00 if you live in a municipality that is not a member of BCCLS or ReBL.  They are good for one year and can be used by members of the cardholder’s immediate family. Paid membership fees are non-refundable.

Paid membership cards allow you to only check out materials owned by Montclair Public Library.  It does not provide access to other libraries and does not provide access to electronic resources, restricted programs, resident pricing for Adult School programs, or museum passes.

*Work in Montclair, and Paid Membership library cards cannot borrow museum passes or access the following digital resources: Kanopy, Hoopla, and RBdigital (formerly Zinio). The same restrictions apply to library cardholders that have temporary residence in Montclair.

Sign up for a library card online! or print and fill out this application and bring it to the library. See our full policies here.

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Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020 the Montclair Public Library will be closed to the public to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

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