UPDATE 11/23/2020


Staff assistance and doorside pick up, when needed, is still available during the below hours:

Monday: 10am-7pm
Tuesdays: 10am-7pm

Wednesday: 10am-7pm

Thursday: 10am-7pm

Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Dear Palisades Park Public Library Patrons,

Since our initial closure in March, we have been working hard to increase library services with the safety of the public and our staff being our number one priority. However, as COVID-19 cases are increasing quickly throughout the state, county, and within Palisades Park, the library will be reducing indoor services effective Monday, November 30.

The library will no longer be open for browsing or computer use until further notice. You may request items for doorside pick up only starting November 30.

We will continue to provide access to library materials through contactless doorside pickup of holds and requests. Staff will continue to be available to answer questions and to provide assistance over the phone or by email. In addition, the Library will continue to provide at home resources and entertainment through virtual programming, electronic resources, and streaming services.


Digital Resources Available 24/7:


·         Overdrive for eBooks and eAudiobooks (also available via the Libby app)

·         Kanopy

·         Hoopla

·         RBdigital for magazines

·         Digital New York Times

·         Brainfuse

·         Rosetta Stone from the NJ State Library


Remember these resources are FREE with your Palisades Park Library Card.

Our goal is to continue to provide access to materials and thoughtful programming while ensuring the health and well being of library patrons and library staff. We will continue to monitor the current situation and reevaluate as the situation changes.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding at this time.

Best Regards,

Katie Piano

Library Director

UPDATE 11/6/2020

Services are expanding beginning Monday, November 9th.

The library will be open at limited capacity for browsing, borrowing materials, limited computer use, and copy machine use.

Hours open to the public for browse and borrow:

Monday: 3pm-7pm

Tuesday: 11am-3pm

Wednesday: 3pm-7pm

Thursday: 11am-3pm

Friday: 11am-3pm

Saturday: 11am-3pm

Staff assistance and doorside pick up, when needed, is still available during the below hours:

Monday: 10am-7pm
Tuesdays: 10am-7pm

Wednesday: 10am-7pm

Thursday: 10am-7pm

Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm

There are no late fines on Palisades Park items at this time.

Please continue to return all items, including DVDs, into the book drop located outside the library. 

Please review our Covid-19 Policy before visiting the library.

For the safety of our patrons and staff and in compliance with New Jersey guidelines, the following policies take effect immediately. These policies are designed to mitigate germ spread, encourage social distancing and allow the Library to satisfy occupancy limits. Non-compliance will result in patrons being asked to leave the building. 

  • Face coverings that completely cover the mouth and nose are required while in the Library. Masks, bandanas or scarves are acceptable. Hands, shirts, or other clothing are not acceptable face coverings. Staff will offer doorside pickup and online access for patrons who are unwilling or unable to comply with the policy. 

  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from other patrons and staff at all times.

  • No more than 25 patrons are allowed in the Library at one time. We ask that you limit the number of household members visiting the library at once.

  • Gatherings are not permitted.

  • Family groups should stay together. Children aged 13 and under must be attended by a responsible caregiver (age 18 or over) at all times while in the library. 

  • No one under the age of 13 will be allowed entry into the building without adult supervision.

  • No individual may remain inside the Library building for more than one hour.

  • Public computer sessions are limited to 30 minutes. Computer use is available on a first come first serve basis. Computers are limited at this time to ensure social distancing and cleaning.

  • Patrons should return all items into the library book drop located outside the library. No items will be accepted at the front desk.

  • The meeting room is closed. 

  • Tutoring or remote schooling is not permitted.

  • No food or drink.

  • No one is permitted to sit on the floor or move furniture. Outside furniture may not be brought into the Library.

  • All other patron rules and policies remain in effect.


We can't wait to see you! 

COVID-19 Resources

Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) from local, state, and national agencies below:

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Palisades Park Health Department


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources: NJ State Library LibGuide


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Information on Coronavirus


NJ Department of Health Communicable Disease Service


Bergen County Coronavirus Information


World Health Organization Coronavirus Information

New Jersey Division of Unemployment Insurance

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub: Jobs and Hiring Portal 

New Jersey Department of Human Services

Resource Page

IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief Information

The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020.

NJEDA (New Jersey Economic Development Authority

The NJEDA is offering loans and grants to small business owners.    

Food Assistance
Find out how to get food in case of an emergency, apply for food stamps and what free or low-cost food programs are available for infants, children and seniors. Learn about rule changes during the coronavirus emergency.

NJ Department of Community Affairs

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP)

UPDATE 10/16/2020

Doorside pick up hours are expanding! You can now pick up any requested items or printing:

Monday-Thursday 11am-7pm
Friday 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-4pm

There are no late fines on Palisades Park items at this time. Please continue to return all items, including DVDs, into the book drop located outside the library. 

UPDATE 6/16/2020

Doorside pick up is here! You can request any item the we have to borrow. There are no late fines on Palisades Park items at this time. Please return all items, including DVDs, into the book drop located outside the library. Over the next week we will be busy preparing. Check back for updates. We can't wait to see you soon!  

BCCLS eCards: Digital Library Cards

The public libraries of the BCCLS consortium know these are challenging times. In response, public libraries are helping patrons without a library card to register and get access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.

Apply for a digital library card!

Digital Resources Available 24/7

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During this time we will share free resources for all ages, activities for kids, recommended books to read, and a variety of other resources while the library remains closed. 

Digital Resources Available 24/7:


Remember these resources are FREE with your Palisades Park Library Card. If you have an issue with your library card or access please email palpcirc@bccls.org.

Be sure to visit our website and follow us on Facebook for the latest updates. We will continue to try to bring you free resources and help you however we can.  Sign up to receive our weekly newsletters to receive library updates.

Email or message us on Facebook any time.  We would love to hear from you!

How does the library closure affect you?

The Library will be closed to the public until further notice but you still have access to FREE materials at home. You may not be able to visit us in person but you can always reach out to us on social media or by email. The best way to get in contact with us during this time is to email palpcirc@bccls.org or by emailing the Director, Katie Piano, piano@palisadespark.bccls.org. 


Due dates for any materials borrowed will be changed. There will be no late fees at this time. Please do not return items at this time. We encourage you to keep items until we reopen.

All Library loan and hold functions are suspended. You can not request any items or pick up any items at this time. For more information please visit BCCLS. But don't worry! You still have access to eBCCLS, databases, online learning tools, and activities.

The Library will provide online resources, forms of entertainment, and remote learning tools as much as possible. Most of this can be found on our Facebook. This may include live story times for kids, remote book clubs, ESL conversation classes, and other free resources. We will try to continue to bring you new and exciting ways to interact with library from home.

The Library building might be closed but the Library is still here for you! 

The Palisades Park Public Library | 257 2nd Street Palisades Park, NJ | 201-585-4150 | reference@palisadespark.bccls.org

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