Resuming Regular Hours



9:00am – 9:00pm


9:00am – 9:00pm


9:00am – 9:00pm


9:00am – 9:00pm


9:00am – 5:30 pm


10:00am - 5:00pm




Patron Holds

·         Continue to place holds as usual

·         Pick up and check out all holds at the Circulation Desk


·         Continue to place returns in the book drop, located at the front entrance on Lafayette Avenue

 ·         If you have returns with you, you may place them on the orange cart

Public Computer Use

·         No more than 6 patrons at one time will be permitted at the public computers

·         Available computers are restricted to #1, #3, #5, #7, #9, #11, #13 on the main floor

·         Patrons MUST call the Reference Desk at 973-427-5745 x17 to reserve a computer before arriving at the Library

·         Individual computer time is limited to:

o   2 hours for a BCCLS member

o   1 hours for a Guest

 ·         All additional policies regarding public computer use remain in effect

General Occupancy

·         Maximum is 25

·         Entry and exit will be restricted to the automated side door, accessible from the lower parking lot, a.k.a. the handicapped entrance.

·         Face covering required and temperature checks will be conducted

·         Beginning on the hour, there will be unrestricted entry/exit from 00:00 to 00:50, up to the 25 patron limit

·         From 00:50 to 00:00, movement will be restricted to exit only

o   This time will be reserved for cleaning work spaces

o   If there are patrons waiting to enter the building at this time, ALL patrons currently in the building will be required to leave.

·         Exiting the building will be through the external door to Meeting Room B

o   People counters will be reset to zero

o   The process begins anew at the top of the hour


·         Availability is limited to one sink, stall, and urinal as appropriate to the bathroom facility.

·         Bathrooms are routinely cleaned after the Library closes

Safety Precautions
Requirements for Patrons

·         A face covering that completely covers the mouth and nose.

·         Masks, bandanas, and scarves are acceptable face coverings. Hands, shirts, or other clothing are not acceptable face coverings

·         Maintain social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet from other patrons and staff

·         No one under age 14 and/or entering any grade below 9th may enter the Library without a parent, guardian or other responsible adult who will supervise their behavior while in the Library

·         Furniture in the Library may not be moved; no outside furniture is permitted to be brought into the library

Additional Safety Precautions

·        Plexiglass shields at all public desks and any desk in a non “staff only” area

·        Stations with hand sanitizer located through the Library, accessible to both staff and patrons