Library Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00 – 5:00pm

Closed Saturdays during the months of July and August.

Department Information


The circulation desk is located on the first floor for adult and young adult. The circulation desk for children’s department is located on the second floor.


  • Books – 65,000 items
  • Periodicals – 100 magazines and journals
  • Newspapers – 5 in English and 2 in Spanish (daily and weekly)
  • DVDs – entertainment and education
  • Audio Books – fiction
  • Spanish Books – 5,000 items in fiction and non-fiction titles
  • E-Books – over 300 titles


  • Copy machines are available to the public.
  • Computer workstations – 40 PCs are available to the public for the Internet, Microsoft Office, and other uses
  • OPAC – 3 terminals are available for searching local collection
  • Notary Public Available (Additional Cost May Apply)

Circulation Desk contact:

Phone: 201-295-5135


The reference section is located on the first floor of the library, offering a wide variety of information resources and services.


  • Books – traditional and electronic format
  • Periodicals
  • Maps – local, national, international, travel, and historical
  • Medical and legal information
  • Business directories
  • School and college collection
  • Consumer advice
  • Reference material in Spanish


  • JerseyCat (link)– statewide catalog
  • JerseyClicks (link)– New Jersey’s one stop library gateway to quality information

Special services

  • Books or tapes for the blind – through New Jersey State special collection for blind
  • Interlibrary loans – if we do not have the material you need, we will try to borrow it for you from another library

Advanced research

Through the New Jersey State Library’s award-winning CYBER DESK you can find state, federal, and many other specialized areas of information. In addition to asking General reference questions, you can:

  1. Ask a Law Reference question
  2. Ask a Foundations or grants question
  3. Ask a Genealogy question
  4. Contact the NJ State Archives
  5. Ask a NJ Documents question
  6. Ask a Jerseyana question
  7. Ask a U.S. Documents question
  8. Ask a question about Environmental issues

Readers’ advisory

Reference Librarians are able to recommend books to match your interests in many areas. 

Reference desk contact:

Phone: 201-295-5137

Children’s Department

The children’s department is located the 2nd floor of the library. The collection contains materials to meet the scholastic needs of children in the elementary and middle school grades.


  • Books – 22,000 volumes
  • DVD – entertainment and educational
    Periodicals – Kids magazines
  • Internet – 12 PCs are available to the children for their needs in homework, school project, and finding information


Programs and Activities

  • Toddler Time – usually held mornings once a week
  • Summer programs – please visit the library for upcoming information
  • Additional programs such as Computer Learning Class, Magic Show… et al.

Most programs and activities require advance sign-up and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Special services

Library staff participates in a wide variety of community education activities and gives general assistance to patrons throughout the year. Our staff regularly participates in the following:

  • Meetings with teachers and media specialists to help support the school curriculum
  • Book Talks
  • Providing the reading list for improve reading skills
  • Coordinating and supporting educational activities sponsored by the schools

Children’s department contact:

Phone: 201-295-5136

West New York Museum

The West New York Museum is located on the 2nd Floor


Monday: 9:00am – 3:00pm (12:00pm to 1:00pm Closed for Lunch)

Tuesday: 9:00am – 8:00pm (12:30pm – 1:00pm; 5:00pm – 5:30pm Closed for Lunch)

Wednesday: 9:00am – 3:00pm (12:00pm to 1:00pm Closed for Lunch)

Initially established July 4th, 1982, The West New York Museum features many artifacts and records from West New York’s history. We are in the process of encapsulating hundreds of vintage property and street plan maps.


At this time, simple historical research is available. Photocopies or printed materials not bound by copyright laws are charged at $.15 per page. Copies of: 1780 Battle of the Block House of North Bergen, New Jersey by Patrick Cullen are available during Museum hours for $10; proceeds to benefit the West New York Museum.

West New York Museum Contact:

Town Historian Patrick Cullen


Phone Number: 201-295-5135 x 7308