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Posted on: March 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] West Orange Public Library Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

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Call (973-736-0198) and leave a message. Someone will return your call. Or email ref@westorangelibrary.org

Books are just a call or click away from the West Orange Public Library 

The building is closed but materials from the West Orange Public Library can be easily accessed remotely with an internet connection. Contact the library at: ref@westorangelibrary.org where you can e-mail your inquiry about electronic books, audiobooks, movies, and more. A librarian will answer your request on a timely basis and help meet your needs. 

For those without an internet connection the West Orange Public Library can still be your source for books during home confinement. Call the library at 973-736-0198, select “reference” at the prompt and leave a message describing the kind of books you are interested in.  A librarian will contact you and match your request to an unused clean new book using recommended Covid-19 precautions. Arrangements will also be made to have the book delivered directly to you.

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Instructions to apply for a library card online. West Orange residents and Town employees are able to apply for cards.

Here’s what you should do:
1. Go to the BCCLS homepage at www.bccls.org
2. Click "Apply for an eCard"
3. Select West Orange as home library
4. Enter the 07052 zip code to get to form
5. Town employees will need to fill out the form with Courtesy Card as their middle name and enter their business address as their home address.
6. Contact the library via the woracirc@bccls.org email to get further access to eLibraryNJ, Kanopy, etc.

Upon successfully filling out the form, a temporary card number will be sent to your email and you will have immediate access to eBCCLS and the LIbby platform.
Once the library reopens,  you will need to go in person to verify West Orange residency or affiliation.

You can also heck out the library homepage at www.wopl.org for online programming and resources.

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