Library Cards

A valid BCCLS Library Card must be presented at the Northvale Public Library circulation desk to charge out, borrow, pick up, or renew library materials.  Residents of Northvale may apply for a free library  card. Proof of residency must be shown upon application. A valid form of identification is required. 

Acceptable forms of identification to obtain a BCCLS card must be one of the following without exception: 

A valid DMV issued NJ Driver's License or ID Card, or

A Current Vehicle Registration/Insurance Card, or
A Current Tax Receipt, or 

A Mortgage/Lease Agreement, or 

A Current Utility Bill
Juveniles (ages 17 & under) will be issued a card under the authority of their parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must be present (with valid form of ID) to co-sign the child's application. The parent or guardian is ultimately responsible for the return of all material checked out to the child and financially responsible for all fines and replacement costs incurred by the child. The child must be present at the library. Library cards are valid for three (3) years. At the of the three (3) year period you will be asked to present identification that verifies your residency in Northvale and your card will be renewed for another three (3) years. 
Library Cards are valid for 3 years, you will be asked to present proper identification at time of renewal.

Patrons whose employment requires them to reside in Northvale are entitled to a resident library card. In the case of a live-in nanny/live-in au pair/live-in housekeeper/other employee required to live in Northvale, the following must be provided: A letter from the employer that shows the employer's name, address, and phone number and which states that the employee is employed by the Northvale employer.

These cards must be renewed annually.

Non-Resident Courtesy Cards

Patrons who attend the Northvale Public School and/or Northern Valley Old Tappan High School or work in Northvale and do not live in a town with a BCCLS library, are eligible for a courtesy card.  Students must show proof of enrolled status (i.e. a student ID/report card). Student courtesy cards are issued in the spirit of supporting student reading and the school curriculum. Workers' I.D. must show employee's name, employer's name and employer's address. I.D. with home address must be shown as well. Courtesy cardholders may borrow up to 50 items from the Northvale Library's collection ONLY. The courtesy cards will be held at the circulation desk. Courtesy card patrons are restricted to walk-in use at the Northvale Library only. The library also extends this privilege to active member volunteers of the Northvale Emergency service agencies (fire, police auxiliary, ambulance) that are not residents of Northvale and who have no other access to a public library in the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS).