Welcome to the Cresskill Public Library
...53 Union Ave. Cresskill, NJ 07626 .. |... Phone: (201) 567-3521... |.. FAX: (201) 567-5067...|... Email: crescirc@bccls.org

Library Policies


Library Cards

All Cresskill residents are entitled to a free library card, which must be presented for every borrowing transaction. Identification with proof of residency is required when applying for a card. Lost cards are replaced for $5. The card is honored in all Bergen County Public Libraries.

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Loan Periods, Renewals, and Overdue Fines

  • Books and Audiobooks: 28 day loan period; 2 renewals; $.10/day overdue fines
  • Express books: 7 day loan period; no renewals; no reserves; $.25/day overdue fines
  • New books and CD's: 14 day loan period; 2 renewals; $.10/day overdue fines
  • CD-ROMs / DVDs / periodicals: 7 day loan period; 2 renewals; $.10/day overdue fines (exception: DVD on TV - 2 week loan period)
  • Renewals are permitted only if an item has no reserves. Cresskill materials may be returned to any BCCLS library.


Reserves for unavailable materials are made for a nominal fee ($0.25 per item). Notification of availability will be made by postcard or e-mail

Internet Access

The Cresskill Public Library offers free access to the Internet as part of our policy to meet the educational and informational needs of the public.

The Internet is only one of the many resource tools available at the library. It is a world-wide network of computers that contains material and opinions from a wide variety of sources. The Internet is an unregulated meduim, providing information that may be inaccurate, unreliable, illegal or perceived as disturbing or offensive. The library neither monitors nor controls the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to oversee a child's access to the Internet, as well as all other library materials.

The Internet must be shared and used in a manner that respects the rights of others. Library personnel do not monitor or supervise Internet use, except for the length of time a patron is accessing it. The library reserves the right to intervene and terminate a session if the display of information and images is inappropriate for the library setting, or if it creates a disturbance.

Internet users must abide by the following rules:

1. Computers are reserved for research and homework only on Mondays through Fridays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
2. Computer usage is limited to one session of up to one hour per day.
3. Patrons must sign in their start times; failure to sign in will result in the loss of computer priveleges.
4. No playing of computer games is allowed at any time.
5. A fee of ten cents per page is charged for printing, including patron errors in printing.
6. Patrons who tamper with library computer will be held financially responsible for the repairs.
7. Library computers will be turned off 15 minutes before closing time.

The Cresskill Public Library reserves the right to modify this policy at any time without prior notice.


The following are guidelines for the display of materials at the Cresskill Public Library:

1. Materials are informative, educational or artistic;
2. Materials are of a non-commercial nature;
3. Each exhibit will be of limited duration, generally one month;
4. All displays are subject to the approval of the Director;
5. All displays must meet local fire and safety codes;
6. Each exhibitor must personally negotiate any sales directly with a buyer; the library will not handle any monetary transactions or speak on behalf of the exhibitor;
7. The library is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to the materials;
8. Display items must be removed as scheduled;
9. Display of items does not indicate endorsement by the library.

Public Computers, Copier, and Fax Machine

  • Turned off 15 minutes before closing


Library Listserv

A Library listserv, cresskill_library_news@listserv.bccls.org, has been established to dispense Library news, in particular news of a Library closing during inclement weather. Cresskill Library card holders who already have an e-mail address on file at the Library are already registered on listserv. We ask that any cardholder who has not provided use with an e-mail address do so the next time he or she visits the Library. In addition to being on our listserv, patrons with e-mail addresses on file will receive reminders when borrowed materials are soon to be due, as wel as when a requested item is available.


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