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CPL Updates

Last Updated: December 12, 2022

We're Open!

The Caldwell Public Library is now open to the public at our new location at 24 D Smull Avenue in Caldwell, NJ.

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The Library entrance is accessible through the Smull Ave Parking Lot.

Hours for December 2022:

Mondays: 10 am - 5 pm

Tuesdays: 10 - 5 pm

Wednesdays: 11 am - 7 pm

Thursdays: 10 am - 5 pm

Fridays: 10 am - 5 pm

Coming in January 2023...

Expanded evening hours


Coming in February 2023...

Saturday hours

Library Services - Updated 12/12/2022

Where to Browse/Borrow

Caldwell Residents:

Your library card provides you access to almost* all PALS Plus materials. In Essex County, that includes: Verona, Cedar Grove, Fairfield Public Libraries, and Belleville. Full List of PALS Plus Libraries.


In addition, you will be able to borrow at participating Essex County ReBL libraries.

Belleville Public Library 
Bloomfield College Library
Bloomfield Public Library
Caldwell University Library 
Cedar Grove Public Library 
East Orange Public Library 
Essex County College Library 
Fairfield Public Library 
Glen Ridge Public Library
Irvington Public Library 
Livingston Public Library
Maplewood Public Library

Montclair Public Library
Newark Public Library 
Orange Public Library 

Roseland Public Library
Rutgers-Newark (Dana Library) 

Seton Hall University Library 
South Orange Public Library 
Verona Public Library 
West Orange Public Library
 

Update on Using Roseland Public Library: Updated 12/12/22

Roseland Public Library has re-entered ReBL and once again welcomes Caldwell residents to walk in and check out items.

Paid Membership Updated 12/12/22

Paid membership fees for out-of-town cardholders will continue to be waived through January 31, 2023. Once the fee structure is reinstated, letters will go out to all current out-of-town members with advance notice of the change and instructions how to join/renew Caldwell Library privileges.

*Exceptions at this time may be non-traditional items, such as Museum Passes, WiFi Hot Spots, and Library of Things. If you know of someone needing a WiFi Hot Spot, please email our director at rrockman@caldwellpl.org.

Returning Books & Other ItemsUpdated 12/12/22

  • The Book Drop is now open and in front of the Library Trailer in the Smull Avenue Parking Lot.

  • They can be returned to any of our neighboring PALS PLUS libraries: Verona, Cedar Grove, Fairfield, Little Falls among other libraries. Full List of PALS Plus Libraries

  • If you borrow items directly from a nearby library that is NOT in PALS Plus (such as Roseland), please return the items to the item's home library.

Notices

If you have any questions about an automated email or text message about library items or membership status, please reach out to us.

Digital Services

Our Digital Library and Research and Lifelong Learning resources are available 24/7.
This includes:
Libby, Hoopla, Digital New York Times, NewsBank/Digital Star-Ledger, and Kanopy.

Adult & Children Programs and Events

View our Calendar of Events

Adult Programs and Activities

Children & Teen Programs and Activities

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