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GENERAL POLICY:  All borrowers MUST present a valid library card each time
they check out materials or renew materials at the library.
"Valid library card" means the card issued by the Montvale Library,
by a member library of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System,
or one of these two cards saved to a smartphone.
A photocopy of a library card is not acceptable.

GENERAL POLICY:  A child's parent(s) or guardian(s) is/are responsible for monitoring
the child's selection of materials.  "Child" means under the age of 18.
[Please note that in the State of New Jersey, parents/guardians are legally and
financially responsible for their children until the children reach the age of 18.]



MONTVALE RESIDENT -- ADULT

    Any Montvale resident adult (18 years old or older) may receive a library card.  Just visit the library, fill out an application, and sign the card.  One of the following forms of identification, which must include applicant's name and Montvale address, must be presented:
        · Unexpired driver license, auto registration, or auto insurance card
        · Current utility bill, apartment rental agreement, mortgage agreement, or property tax bill
        · Unexpired I.D. issued by municipal, county State or Federal government agency
        · Printed checks or current bank statement
        · In the case of a live-in nanny/live-in au pair/live-in housekeeper/or other employee
            required to live in Montvale:  A letter from the employer that provides the employer's
            name, address and phone and which states that the nanny/au pair/housekeeper/other employee
            is employed by the Montvale employer.

    I.D. showing person's name and a Montvale Post Office Box number is insufficient proof of Montvale residency.

    Library cards are valid for three years and may be renewed by presenting one of the forms of I.D. listed above.

    Adult resident cardholders may borrow items or request items from any of the member libraries of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System and may also request items from outside the System.
 
 

MONTVALE RESIDENT -- CHILD

    A child (under age 18) residing in Montvale may apply for a card as soon as s/he can print her/his first and last name legibly.  The child's parent or guardian must sign the application and present one of the forms of I.D. listed above.

     Montvale children with library cards may borrow items or request items from any of the member libraries of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System and may also request items from outside the System.
 
 

NON-RESIDENT, WORKS IN MONTVALE

    Anyone who works in Montvale is eligible for a courtesy card.  Please note, however, that we follow the policy of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System which states that if a person resides in one of the BCCLS towns and s/he is eligible for a library card in that town, we are not to give her/him a courtesy card.

    To apply for a courtesy card, just visit the Montvale Library and fill out an application.  The applicant must provide some form of identification that includes the applicant's name, the company's name, and the company's Montvale address.  The applicant must also provide “home I.D.,” as listed under Montvale Resident -- Adult.

    Courtesy cards are also available to certain students who attend school in Montvale.  Please contact the Library for details.

    Those holding courtesy cards may borrow items from the Montvale Library only.
 
 

NON-RESIDENT, PAID LIBRARY CARD

    Non-residents may choose to pay a non-refundable annual fee for a library card.  The current fee is $450.  Please note, however:  We follow the policy of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System which states that if a person resides in one of the BCCLS towns and s/he is eligible for a library card in that town, we are not to give her/him a paid card.

    To apply for a paid card, just visit the Montvale Library and fill out an application.  The fee may be paid by cash or check; a receipt will be provided.  The applicant must also provide “home I.D.,” as listed under Montvale Resident -- Adult.

    Those holding paid cards may borrow items from the Montvale Library only.





Last modified June 30, 2017

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