To get a library card, Berkeley Heights residents need to provide proof of residence in person or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Examples of proof of residence are a current driver’s license, current utility bills, or a bank statement with your Berkeley Heights address printed on them. If your proof of residence is something other than your driver’s license, you will need to provide photo ID along with the proof of residence. You will also need to provide a phone number and an (optional) email address.
To renew your card, provide proof of residence (see above) and verify your phone number and email.
If you are not a permanent resident of Berkeley Heights, view the library card policy to see which types of library cards may be available. BHPL has reciprocal borrowing agreements with libraries in surrounding towns. Email email@example.com a scan or photo of your home library card information, along with photo ID or bring your home library card and photo ID to the library. If you work in Berkeley Heights, provide proof of employment as well, in case your home library does not have reciprocal borrowing privileges with BHPL. You will also need to provide a phone number and an (optional) email address.
To renew your card, follow the steps above and verify your phone number and email.
Further questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Circulation Department at (908) 464-9333 x1.
Fiction – 28 days
New adult fiction under 400 pages – 7 days
New adult fiction over 400 pages – 14 days
Nonfiction – 28 days
New adult nonfiction with a waiting list – 14 days
Travel guidebooks – 14 days
Magazines – 7 days
Wifi Hotspots, Launchpads & Tablets – 14 days
CDs (audiobooks & music) – 28 days
DVDs – 7 days
Non-Fiction DVDs & TV series DVDs – 14 days
Foreign Language learning CDs and DVDs – 28 days
You may check out up to 50 items, of any type (books, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs).
You may borrow only one Wifi Hotspot, one tablet or one Launchpad at a time.
Only Berkeley Heights residents with library cards can place holds. You can either call the library at (908) 464-9333, or you can do it yourself online:
Go to BHPL’s catalog at https://catalog.bhplnj.org/. Search for the book, DVD, audiobook, etc. you would like to check out. The title you want will appear in the search results, if BHPL owns it and you have typed in the title or author correctly.
Click on the “Place Hold” button.
You will be prompted to fill in your library card barcode number and PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number) if you are not already logged in.
Click the “Submit Hold” button.
Berkeley Heights residents who have forgotten to bring their library cards can show photo ID in order to check out. If you have lost your BHPL card permanently, replacement library cards cost $1. You should report the card lost by emailing email@example.com or calling the library at (908) 464-9333 as soon as possible.
Out-of-town borrowers must present their home library cards at the time of check out.
In-person appointments with the Reference Librarian are currently not available. If you need assistance using the library’s online resources or suggestions for computer tutorials, please call the Reference desk at (908)464-9333, x3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org