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About MPL

mainbranchFounded in 1893, Montclair Public Library serves the citizens of Montclair, New Jersey through two facilities: the Main Library and the Bellevue Avenue Branch.

Our mission
Montclair Public Library changes lives every day through words, ideas, and community building.

Our vision
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.

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Main Library hours: Mon-Thu 10am-8pm | Fri & Sat 10am-6pm | Sun 1-6pm
Bellevue Avenue Branch hours: Mon 10am-8pm | Tue-Sat 2-6pm | Sun closed
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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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