Mahwah Public Library

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The Library is Open for Browsing & Borrowing

Good news!  The Library is currently open for browsing and borrowing with our normal hours. 

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 Orders 157, 183 and 196, no more than 10 patrons are allowed to gather 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.

The Library is Now Fine-Free!

We believe our community is stronger, healthier and engages in more robust civil discourse when residents have access to the information they need to pursue their educational, career, family, and life goals. We believe late fees and overdue fines act as a barrier to the free flow of information, thereby reducing civic engagement.

Moreover, the Library strives to be known for the quality of its customer service: we want to do our best to connect all residents to the information they need, not badger them about a late fee. Eliminating late fees makes a trip to the library more pleasant for Mahwah residents and frees staff to focus on elevating customer service.

Learn more about what Fine Free means for you.

Enjoy Safe, Hassle-Free Borrowing with Curbside Pickup & Home Delivery
Continue to Enjoy the 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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