The Clifton Library encourages all individuals who are residents of Clifton, who work, or own property in Clifton to apply for a library card!
Stop by the Circulation Desk at either the Main Library or Allwood Branch. If you are age 18 or older, you will be asked to present both 1 current proof of identity and 1 proof of address to obtain and renew a card. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and follow the registration guidelines.
Acceptable proofs of identity include:
Valid driver’s license
US Military ID
Valid Passaic County ID card
Valid state-issued non-driver ID
Permanent resident card
Acceptable proofs of residence include:
Utility Bill: PSE&G, telephone, water
Cable television bill
City tax bill (required for non-resident property owners)
Current bank statement
All items presented should be current from within the last 30 days.
People employed in Clifton may receive a free library card by presenting one of the following items together with a proof of their identity and proof of their home address:
Dated letter from employer on company letterhead
Most recent pay stub
If you live outside of Clifton, you will be able to use the library card from your hometown if it is up-to-date and part of our Open Borrowing network.
Individuals not entitled to a free card may join the library with full privileges for an annual fee of $50.00.
Lost cards can be replaced for $3.00. It is important to advise the Library if a card is lost to avoid misuse if found by someone else.
William Paterson University students may use their valid school card if they do not have a hometown card from within the Open Borrowing network.