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Library Hours

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed Saturdays during the months of July and August


Department Information


The circulation desk is located on the first floor for adult and young adult. The circulation desk for children’s department is located on the second floor.


  • Books – 65,000 items
  • Periodicals – 100 magazines and journals
  • Newspapers – 5 in English and 2 in Spanish (daily and weekly)
  • DVDs and VHS – entertainment and education
  • CDs – music or song
  • Audio Books – fiction
  • Spanish Books – 5,000 items in fiction and non-fiction titles
  • E-Books - over 300 titles



  • Copy machines are available to the public.
  • Computer workstations – 40 PCs are available to the public for the Internet, Microsoft Office, and other uses
  • OPAC – 3 terminals are available for searching local collection
  • Notary public is available at rate of $1.00 per document

Circulation Desk contact:

Phone: 201-295-5135



The reference section is located on the first floor of the library, offering a wide variety of information resources and services.



  • Books – traditional and electronic format
  • Encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries … etc.
  • Periodicals
  • Indexes
  • Maps – local, national, international, travel, and historical
  • Medical and legal information
  • Business directories
  • School and college collection
  • Consumer advice
  • Reference material in Spanish


  • JerseyCat (link)– statewide catalog
  • JerseyClicks (link)– New Jersey’s one stop library gateway to quality information
  • Qandanj.com (link)k) – online reference chat

Special services

  • Books or tapes for the blind – through New Jersey State special collection for blind
  • Interlibrary loans – if we do not have the material you need, we will try to borrow it for you from another library

Advanced research

  • Through the New Jersey State Library’s award-winning CYBER DESK you can find state, federal, and many other specialized areas of information. In addition to asking General reference questions, you can:

  1. Ask a Law Reference question
  2. Ask a Foundations or grants question
  3. Ask a Genealogy question
  4. Contact the NJ State Archives
  5. Ask a NJ Documents question
  6. Ask a Jerseyana question
  7. Ask a U.S. Documents question
  8. Ask a question about Environmental issues

Readers’ advisory

Reference Librarians are able to recommend books to match your interests in many areas. From time to time reading lists will be posted to this page and in library.

Reference desk contact:

Phone: 201-295-5137
E-mail: wnyreference@gmail.com


Children’s Department

The children’s department is located the 2nd floor of the library. The collection contains materials to meet the scholastic needs of children in the elementary and middle school grades.



  • Books – 22,000 volumes
  • DVD and VHS – entertainment and educational
    Periodicals – Kids magazines
  • Electronic materials such as CDs, Encyclopedias, and databases for kids
  • Internet – 20 PCs are available to the children for their needs in homework, school project, and finding information

Programs and Activities

  • Tiny Time - usually held mornings once a week
  • Toddler Time - usually held mornings once a week
  • Reading Club - usually held after school hours once a week
  • Saturday Kids Club - held Saturday mornings
  • Arts and Crafts - usually held after school hours once a week
  • Summer programs - please visit the library for upcoming information
  • Additional programs such as Computer Learning Class, Magic Show… et al.

Most programs and activities require advance sign-up and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Special services

Library staff participates in a wide variety of community education activities and gives general assistance to patrons throughout the year. Our staff regularly participates in the following:

  • Book talks

  • Meetings with teachers and media specialists to help support the school curriculum

  • Book Talks

  • Providing the reading list for improve reading skills

  • Coordinating and supporting educational activities sponsored by the schools

Children’s department contact:

Phone: 201-295-5136

West New York Museum

The West New York Museum is located on the 2nd Floor


The West New York Museum is open Monday and Wednesday from:
9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. – 3 P.M.; and Tuesday from:
9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M., 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M., 5:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Initially established July 4th, 1982, The West New York Museum features many artifacts and records from West New York's history. We are in the process of encapsulating hundreds of vintage property and street plan maps.


At this time, simple historical research is available. Photocopies or printed materials not bound by copyright laws are charged at $.15 per page. Copies of: 1780 Battle of the Block House of North Bergen, New Jersey by Patrick Cullen are available during Museum hours for $10; proceeds to benefit the West New York Museum.

West New York Museum Contact:

Town Historian Patrick Cullen

Email: pcprogressive@gmail.com

Cell: 201-759-1559 (during Museum Hours)

425 60th St. | West New York, NJ 07093 | 201.295.5135 or 201.295.5136
ESPANOL (Click here for Spanish version)