Using the Library

Get a Library Card

A library card is the best investment you can make in yourself and your family; it opens the door to education, enlightenment and entertainment.

Bogota Public Library cards are free for residents of Bogota, NJ who can show proof of identity and residency. An updated, valid state ID that shows a Bogota address counts for both. New residents may show an official document with name and Bogota address, such as a utility bill, bank statement or lease, as proof of residency.

***Please note that a physical library card is required to borrow materials.

APPLY FOR A LIBRARY CARD

BPL Loan Periods

You can check out 50 items per library card. DVDs are limited to 5 per card,
and only 2 of those may be high demand titles.

3

DAYS

New DVDs/Blu-Rays
New Video Games (no renewals)

7

DAYS

New TV series
DVDs/Blu-Rays
Video Games (no renewals)

14

DAYS

New Books
New Audiobooks
Magazines (no renewals)

28

DAYS

Books
Audiobooks

Other Things to Know

BCCLS LIBRARIES

Your card works at all 76 BCCLS libraries in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic Counties.

Individual libraries’ policies regarding loan periods and fines vary.

LIBRARY LIST

ITEM REQUESTS

Request up to 10 items at once in person, by phone at 201-488-7185, by email or online.

Available items take 5-7 business days to arrive.

SEARCH

RENEWALS

You can renew your items in person, by phone at 201-488-7185 option 2, or online.

You will need to have your library card handy.

RENEW ITEMS

FINES

DVDs are $1 per day per item.

Everything else is $0.10 per day per item.

Replacement fees vary.

READ BCCLS POLICIES

Library Policies

Library policies exist to ensure a safe, welcoming atmosphere for all.
All policies are approved by the Board of Trustees.

LIBRARY CODE OF CONDUCT

This is the code that we expect all members to adhere to so that we may serve the community without disruption. Unattended children must be able to follow these rules.

UNATTENDED CHILDREN POLICY

We are not staffed nor qualified to be a daycare center. Please read this policy if your children regularly visit the library without supervision.

INTERNET USE POLICY

This policy specifies what is and isn’t ok on the library’s computers.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

This is the process by which we purchase materials for library use.

PROGRAM & SPACE USE POLICY

The library runs its own events and sponsors other events run by outside individuals and/or groups. Here is how we decide.

ART EXHIBIT POLICY

Learn about our Art Gallery and how you can show your work. This policy includes the application to exhibit.