Library Policies and Services

Anyone with a BCCLS library card can take out items at the Emerson Library, and most materials can be returned to any other BCCLS library. Only New (High Demand) DVDs must be returned to the Emerson Public Library.

Loan Periods

As long as no one is waiting, most items can be renewed.

New Books 14 days
Regular Books 28 days
CDs 14 days
Movies 7 days
New (High Demand) Movies 3 days, no renewals, $1.00 per day late fee
Video Games 7 days, $1.00 per day late fee
TV Shows 14 days
Books on CD 14 days
Children’s Holiday and Summer Reading Books 14 days
Children’s Graphic Novels 14 days


Late Fines

All Emerson books are $0.10 per day when returned late. Media (DVDs, CDs, Books on CD, etc.) is $0.25 per day. New (High Demand) DVDs and Video Games are $1.00 per day late up to $5.00. Items ordered through inter-library loan may vary as each library in Bergen County has its own fine policies.

Fax Machine

The Library offers outgoing fax service to the public. It costs $1.00 per page. No international or inbound faxes.

Computer Use

The library has free wifi. To use the library computers, patrons must have a valid BCCLS library card and sign in and out in the computer log book. Printing is $0.15 per page black and white and $0.25 per page color. We have a color scanner and Microsoft Office.

For information about materials specifically designed for people with vision or physical impairments, please visit the website of the Talking Books and Braille Center run by the NJ State Library.

Updated 4/2017

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