Getting Your Library Card

Any person who lives, works, pays taxes or attends school in Maplewood is entitled to a library card. Students in Maplewood/South Orange public schools are entitled to a card. Apply at either library with proof of residence, employment in town, or school enrollment. Suggested proof of residence include but are not limited to a valid Driver’s License, Insurance ID Card, Homeowner’s Contract, Tenant’s Lease Agreement, or Utility Bill with the applicant’s name.

Any person using a library card assumes all responsibility for the card, as well as all materials checked out on it, and any fines or damages charged to it. Patrons should promptly report lost or stolen cards and notify the library within ten (10) days of change in telephone or address.


Borrowing privileges are suspended when:

  • accrued fines and fees reach $10.00

  • unreturned library materials are billed.

Returning Library Materials

  • Materials may be returned in person or in the book drop at any BCCLS library.

  • Overdue fines and other unpaid charges will be recorded by the computer when your items are checked in.

  • Items returned in the book drop after closing time are counted as being returned the following day.