Bergen County Cooperative Library System
LocationNorthern New Jersey
Size5 million[1]
Access and use
Circulation12 million (2018)[2]
Population served1.2 million[2]
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The Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS, pronounced "buckles") is a consortium of public libraries in the four northeastern New Jersey Gateway Region counties of Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, and Essex. Founded on October 1, 1979, the organization allows for reciprocal borrowing among its members so that books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and other media are shared among the libraries cooperatively.[3] Those with a valid library card from participating towns are permitted to reserve materials online and have them transferred to their local library, where materials can be retrieved.[4]

The Leonia Public Library, as seen in 1980

As of 2019, there are 77 public libraries with a total of 81 branches participating in the consortium.[5] All of Bergen County's public libraries are members of the BCCLS, along with 15 libraries from Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties.[6] A patron's hometown library card is honored at all participating libraries. The BCCLS had also participated in the Open Borrowing ( program, with participating libraries in Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties; this participation ended on January 1, 2015.[7]


Name Address Website
Allendale's Lee Memorial Library 500 West Crescent Ave., Allendale, NJ 07401
Bergenfield Public Library 50 West Clinton Ave., Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Bloomfield Public Library 90 Broad St., Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Bogota Public Library 375 Larch Ave., Bogota, NJ 07603
Carlstadt's William E. Dermody Library 420 Hackensack St., Carlstadt, NJ 07072
Cliffside Park Public Library 505 Palisade Ave., Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
Closter Public Library 280 High St., Closter, NJ 07624
Cresskill Public Library 53 Union Ave., Cresskill, NJ 07626
Demarest Public Library 90 Hardenburgh Ave., Demarest, NJ 07627
Dumont's Dixon Homestead Library 180 Washington Ave., Dumont, NJ 07628
East Rutherford Memorial Library 143 Boiling Springs Ave., East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Edgewater Public Library 49 Hudson Ave., Edgewater, NJ 07020
Elmwood Park Public Library 210 Lee St., Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
Emerson Public Library 20 Palisade Ave., Emerson, NJ 07630
Englewood Public Library 31 Engle St., Englewood, NJ 07631
Fair Lawn's Maurice M. Pine Library 10-01 Fair Lawn Ave., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Fairview Public Library 213 Anderson Ave., Fairview, NJ 07022
Fort Lee Free Public Library 320 Main St., Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Franklin Lakes Public Library 470 De Korte Dr., Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Garfield Public Library 500 Midland Ave., Garfield, NJ 07026
Glen Ridge Free Public Library 240 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
Glen Rock Public Library 315 Rock Rd., Glen Rock, NJ 07452
Guttenberg Resource Center 7002 Boulevard East, Unit M4, Guttenberg, NJ 07093
Hackensack's Johnson Free Public Library 274 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601
Harrington Park Public Library 10 Herring St., Harrington Park, NJ 07640
Hasbrouck Heights Free Public Library 320 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Haworth Municipal Library 300 Haworth Ave., Haworth, NJ 07641
Hawthorne's Louis Bay 2nd Public Library 345 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Hillsdale Free Public Library 509 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Ho-Ho-Kus's Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library 91 Warren Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423
Hoboken Public Library 500 Park Ave., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Leonia Public Library 227 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia, NJ 07605
Little Ferry Public Library 239 Liberty St., Little Ferry, NJ 07643
Livingston Public Library 10 Robert Harp Dr., Livingston, NJ 07039
Lodi Memorial Library 1 Memorial Dr., Lodi, NJ 07644
Lyndhurst Public Library 355 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Mahwah Public Library 100 Ridge Rd., Mahwah, NJ 07430
Maplewood Memorial Library 51 Baker St., Maplewood, NJ 07040
Maplewood Hilton Branch Library 1688 Springfield Ave., Maplewood, NJ 07040
Maywood Public Library 459 Maywood Ave., Maywood, NJ 07607
Midland Park Memorial Library 250 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, NJ 07432
Millburn Free Public Library 200 Glen Ave., Millburn, NJ 07041
Montclair Public Library 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
Montclair Bellevue Avenue Branch Library 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Montvale Public Library 12 Mercedes Dr., Montvale, NJ 07645
New Milford Public Library 200 Dahlia Ave., New Milford, NJ 07646
North Arlington Public Library 210 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, NJ 07031
North Bergen Public Library 8411 Bergenline Ave., North Bergen, NJ 07047
North Bergen Kennedy Branch Library 2123 Kennedy Blvd., North Bergen, NJ 07047
Northvale Public Library 116 Paris Ave., Northvale, NJ 07647
Norwood Public Library 198 Summit St., Norwood, NJ 07648
Nutley Free Public Library 93 Booth Dr., Nutley, NJ 07110
Oakland Public Library 2 Municipal Plaza, Oakland, NJ 07436
Old Tappan Public Library 56 Russell Ave., Old Tappan, NJ 07675
Oradell Public Library 375 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, NJ 07649
Palisades Park Public Library 257 Second St., Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Paramus Public Library East 116 Century Rd., Paramus, NJ 07652
Paramus Charles E. Reid Branch Library 239 West Midland Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652
Park Ridge Public Library 51 Park Ave., Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Ramsey Free Public Library 30 Wyckoff Ave., Ramsey, NJ 07446
Ridgefield Free Public Library 527 Morse Ave., Ridgefield, NJ 07657
Ridgefield Park Public Library 107 Cedar St., Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Ridgewood Public Library 125 North Maple Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
River Edge Public Library 685 Elm Ave., River Edge, NJ 07661
River Vale Free Public Library 412 Rivervale Rd., River Vale, NJ 07675
Rochelle Park Free Public Library 151 W. Passaic St., Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Roseland Free Public Library 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland, NJ 07068
Rutherford Free Public Library 150 Park Ave., Rutherford, NJ 07070
Saddle Brook Public Library 340 Mayhill St., Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Secaucus Public Library 1379 Paterson Plank Rd., Secaucus, NJ 07094
Secaucus Public Library - Katherine A. Steffens Branch 1007 Riverside Station Blvd., Secaucus, NJ 07094
Teaneck Public Library 840 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, NJ 07666
Tenafly Public Library 100 Riveredge Rd., Tenafly, NJ 07670
Upper Saddle River Public Library 245 Lake St., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Waldwick Public Library 19 East Prospect St., Waldwick, NJ 07463
Wallington's John F. Kennedy Memorial Library 92 Hathaway St., Wallington, NJ 07057
Washington Township Public Library 144 Woodfield Rd., Washington Township, NJ 07676
Weehawken Public Library 49 Hauxhurst Ave., Weehawken, NJ 07086
West Caldwell Public Library 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell, NJ 07006
West Orange Public Library 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052
Westwood Public Library 49 Park Ave., Westwood, NJ 07675
Wood-Ridge Memorial Library 231 Hackensack St., Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075
Wyckoff Public Library 200 Woodland Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481

See also

Wood-Ridge Memorial Library, as seen in 2009


  1. ^ "FAQ". Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "What Is "Buckles"?". Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  3. ^ "BCCLS: History". Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  4. ^ "BCCLS".
  5. ^ " search results -- the library is a member of Bergen County Cooperative Library System".
  6. ^ "A Funding Dispute Turns Eyes Towards BCCLS". July 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "BCCLS - News".