Mahwah Public Library

Fine Free Worry Free SummerThe Library is Fine Free this Summer!

There are enough things to worry about this summer - overdue library fees shouldn’t be one of them! 

We deferred the due date on all materials borrowed items until the library reopens so you don't need to worry about returning them now.  Looking ahead to reopening this summer, the Library is doing away with most overdue fees* from now through Labor Day.  It’s our way of saying thank you, and providing some much-needed relief to a stressful year.

*Fine-free applies to items owned by the Mahwah Libary, excluding Museum Passes, Devices, and High Demand Items. Fine-free does not include overdue fines on materials owned by other libraries, nor does it include replacement fees for any lost or damaged items.    More information can be found on our Fine & Fees page.

The Library is Open for Browsing & Borrowing.

Good news!  The Library reopened for browsing and borrowing with our normal hours on Monday, July 6. 

Please note we have removed seating throughout the Library and the following rules apply until further notice:

  1. Face coverings that completely cover the mouth and nose are required while in the Library. Masks, bandanas or scarves are acceptable. If you are unable or unwilling to wear a mask or appropriate face covering, we will provide service via home delivery and curbside pickup. 
  2. Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from other patrons and staff at all times.  We have placed floor stickers near all service desks as a reminder.
  3. No one under age 14 may enter the Library without a parent, guardian or other responsible adult who will supervise their behavior while in the Library. 
  4. In order to comply with Executive Order 157, restricting occupancy to 25% of normal capacity, no more than 50 patrons are allowed in the Library at one time.  Only three members of a household may enter at one time.
  5. No individual may remain inside the Library building for more than one hour.  Staff will ask you to leave if we notice you staying longer than an hour.
  6. Public computer sessions are limited to 30 minutes.  We will not grant extensions at this time.
  7. Outside furniture may not be brought into the Library.

In addition, we ask that all returned items be placed in the book return bin near the rear entrance.  We are quarantining all returned items for three days after they're returned so please be patient if there's a delay before items are removed from your account.

Enjoy Hassle-Free borrowing this Summer with Curbside Pickup & Home Delivery.
Continue to enjoy the Library's books, DVDs, and more with the option that works best for you and your family.
Curbside Pickup Home Delivery
Curbside Pickup

Home Delivery

  1. Place a request online through the Catalog, or over the phone
  2. We’ll call you when it’s ready
  3. Stop by during our business hours, and call us when you’re outside - we’ll bring your items out to you and place them in your trunk.
  4. Simply return your items to the bookdrop when done*


  1. Place a request online through the Catalog - select the checkbox “Send this to me via mail”
  2. When the item is available, we’ll mail it to you and send you an email with the Tracking Number
  3. Simply return your items to the bookdrop when done, or ship it back to us*


The bookdrop is open, feel free to return any items except for museum passes and devices.  All returned items are being quarantined for three days out of an abundance of caution.  Do not place donations in the bookdrop or near the library entrance, all donations left will be immediately discarded

Need to contact us?  Staff are answering phone calls from 10am - 5pm and checking and responding to emails throughout the day.  Our staff directory can be found with our contact form.

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Find Your StoryFind Your Story with the Mahwah Public Library's Summer Reading Program!

Good News - Starting Monday, June 15, Mahwah Library will launch a new Summer Reading Program!  We hope you will join us online as we set sail on seas of imagination to Find Our Story at the Library.

The virtual summer reading includes wonderful programs, book clubs, workshops, and challenges for lots of great prizes and raffle drawings. We have something for everyone, because we know everyone has a story!

Visit our new Summer Reading website, or download the Beanstack Tracker app from the Apple App or Google Play store to get started right away. Register your family today and start logging books, programs and accomplishments beginning Monday, June 15.  

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