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Information and Policies

Library Card

Residents: If you are a West New York resident, or own real estate in West New York, we welcome you as a member of the library at no charge.

Non-residents: anyone who works in West New York and does not live in the town may obtain a temporary library card (good for three years) upon showing proof of employment in West New York. A letter from the employer must be provided and an ID with home address must also be shown.

Free library cards are issued upon presentation of proper identification. Proof of residency must be shown upon application.

Two forms of identification must be presented, such as:

  • A valid New Jersey driver�s license or identification card issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
  • A current tax receipt or a receipt from landlord.
  • A mortgage or lease agreement showing an address in West New York.
  • A current utility bill with name of applicant.
  • A current bank statement with name of applicant.

Lost library cards will be replaced upon receipt of a $2.00 fee and one of the above forms of identification.

Children, kindergarten and up may be issued a library card under the authority of their parent, guardian, or teacher who must present valid identification and co-sign the child�s application. The parent/guardian is ultimately responsible for the return of all library materials charged to the child�s card, and for all the fines and replacement costs incurred by the child.

Loan Periods

  • Non-Fiction, Regular Fiction, Audio Books, Music CDs, and Non-Movie DVDs and Videos: 28 days
  • Movie DVDs and Videos: 7 days
  • Reference Materials cannot be taken out
  • Patrons may call or come to the library for renewals, or renew online
  • Bestsellers and materials in high demand cannot be renewed. All other materials may be renewed a total of 7 times

Restrictions: Up to 12 books may be borrowed at one time. Only 4 items are allowed on the same subject. Up to 2 CDs, DVDs, VHS per patron are allowed.

Overdues and Other Charges

Please return library materials on time so others may borrow them. A book-drop is available for use when the library is closed.

Fines and Fees are assessed as follows:

  • Overdue materials - $0.10 per day
  • Lost materials - Fees assessed at library discretion
  • Replacement parts (cases, inserts, etc.) - Fees assessed at library discretion
  • Replace lost library card - $2.00
  • Printing - $0.15 per page
  • Copies - $0.15 per page
  • Book Sale:
  1. Hardcover $0.20
  2. Paperback $0.10
  3. $2.00 per bag
  • Notary Public: $2.00 first document. $1.00 per additional document


You may reserve books by visiting or calling the library and speaking to a staff member at the circulation desk. The material will be held for one week. If materials are not picked up promptly, they will be shelved or charged out to another patron. You may also reserve books online. Go to http://wny.polarislibrary.com


Materials may be renewed providing no one else is waiting. You can visit or call by providing your library card ID and the title you wish to renew. Maximum renewal is 7 times.

Book Donations

The library generally accepts books published within a two-year period due to space limitations and a preference for books with the most current information only. The library does not accept old books donation. Please call Lawrence Arteaga at 201-663-1751 for book donations.

Interlibrary Loans

The West New York Public Library participates in a statewide interlibrary loan system which enables West New York residents to have access to various resources by using JerseyCat (link) and JerseyClick (link) in all the libraries affiliated within the system. Any West New York resident with a valid library card and in good standing can request for books and certain AV materials through interlibrary loan. Please contact reference desk.


(Revised 10/1/2014)

  1. The library's meeting rooms or other areas may be engaged for educational, informational, civic and cultural purposes, but not for sectarian, religious or political events.
  2. The meeting rooms and public areas are designed to meet general interests, such as discussion groups, panels, lectures, concerts, readings, seminars, workshops, and similar activities.
  3. Facilities are generally not available for public use when the library is closed to the public.
  4. Use of Staff Break Room and Staff bathrooms is prohibited.
  5. Smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas of the library.
  6. Applicants are responsible for any damage to library property.
  7. Submit an application two weeks in advance. The application must state the purpose for the use of the library, nature of the organization, background of persons, and contact information. The use of the library is subject to approval of the library board of trustees and/or the library director.
  8. Generally residents, groups, and organizations of the town of West New York may submit an application requesting the use of the library.

Trustees Meetings

Schedule of Meetings for 2022
January 4, 2022
Febuary 1, 2022
March 1, 2022
April 5, 2022
May 3, 2022
June 7, 2022
August 2, 2022
September 6, 2022
October 4, 2022
November 1, 2022
December 6, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: West New York Public Library






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Library Trustees

Gabriel Rodriguez - Mayor
Luis M. Baez - Mayor's Alternative
Clara Brito Herrera -
     Board President
Adriana Rodriguez -
     Board Vice President
Richard Pinal - Attorney
Nasrin Alam - Treasurer
Amirza Hernandez - Trustee
Barbara Viu - Trustee
Matielka Diaz - Trustee
Katiana Hernandez - Trustee
Lidice Solares - Trustee

Contact Us

551-257-6897 x102

Technical Services
551-257-6897 x104

Children's Services
551-257-6897 x103

Circulation Services
551-257-6897 x101

Library Director
551-257-6897 x105


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