Curbside Pickup

West Orange Public Library Is Now Offering Curbside Pick-Up!

We are happy to announce that the library will begin curbside pick-up on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 per Govenor Murphy's Administrative Order No. 2020-15 Phase 2 Re-Opening of NJ.
(Please bear with us as we are fine-tuning as we go! We appreciate your patience.)

Please note the following guidelines*:

At this time, you may request materials from your residential (home) library only . BCCLS is currently not fulfilling requests between towns. Materials from other towns can still be returned to West Orange Library.

The following BCCLS policies remain in place:

  • Patrons may take out a maximum of 50 items at one time.
  • Materials will be held for up to three (3) days for pickup.

Requesting Materials for Pick-Up (Please only choose one request option.)

To request materials, please contact the library at 973-736-0196,, or for children's materials Library staff will pull materials and call you when the items are ready to be picked up. If you request materials via email, patron account, or telephone, you do not need to schedule a pickup time online.

Online requests* must be placed at least one (1) hour prior to the pick-up window to allow time for pulling and processing. Pick-up windows will be 10-1PM, 2:30-5:30, 6:30-7:30 PM. Please include the materials you would like in the description window. (We apologize for any confusing text as this software was created for reserving meeting rooms, but adjusted for curbside pickup.)

*Time-slots are for coordination purposes only, you may pick-up materials at any time during your pickup window. If all time slots are filled for the window you would like call us (973) 736-0198 x4 . We will pull your materials and call you when they are ready.

Picking Up Materials
Once you arrive at the library, call (973) 736-0198 x4 to notify staff that you are outside.

  • If you are driving, notify the staff member of your name, the parking spot number, and color of your car. The staff member will bring the materials to your car and place in the trunk.
  • If you are walking to the library, please use front entrance on Mount Pleasant Avenue. Staff will bring materials to the door and place on a designated table outside the door.

Returning Materials
Return all materials to the book drops beneath the building. For the safety of the public and staff, all materials returned are set aside for 72 hours before being checked in and reshelved.

Give us a call (973) 736-0196 or send us an email with any questions. Stay healthy and safe!

*These guidelines may be subject to change without notice.