Curbside Pickup!


The Mountainside Public Library begins its phased opening this week.

Although we’re really looking forward to welcoming our patrons back into our library, it’s clear that we will need to take a step-by-step approach in order to appropriately prepare our building and implement systems to keep both our staff and patrons safe. 

Beginning June 22, all library material that is currently checkout can be deposited in the dropbox to the left of the library door. Returned items will be quarantined for five days before reshelving and made available to other patrons. No late fees will be charged for any material borrowed before the library closure. Late fees on these items will only begin to accrue after July 22, 2020. 

Curbside contactless pickup of library material begins a week later, on Monday June 29. You can place a hold on any library item using the online catalog (login with your library card number and phone number as your password) on our website or by calling the library. After the book is located, you will receive a phone call and given a 2-hour window for pickup, usually within 24 hours from when the hold was initiated.  Just call the library when you’ve arrive in the parking lot and a staff member will place your items on a table outside of the front door for you to pick up.


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Summer Reading 2020!

Go to to sign up and join our summer reading program which runs from June 29th through August 28th!

We know this summer is going to be different, but we have a variety of exciting programs to offer via Zoom that can be found on our Calendar. We will continue to offer our Story Times with Miss Elizabeth three times a week, and we are excited to offer two Yoga sessions every Monday during the summer with Miss Jennifer of Little Pathfinders Yoga. We also have one off programs with Stone Soup (July 7th), Rizzos Wildlife (July 16th), Myth, Fables & Tall Tales (July 22nd). and Meredith LaVande of MonkeyMonkey Music (August 4th). For adults we have Virtual Book Club on Monday evening, July 6 at 7:00 and Tuesday afternoon, July 7 at 1:00 both via Zoom.  For the book club Zoom link send an email to  You can register for all programs through the zoom links on our calendar

You must have a Mountainside Library Card to access electronic resources. If your card has expired or you are a Mountainside resident and do not have a library card, please fill out this form or call the library's phone number and you will be automatically renewed or assigned a temporary card so you will be able to access our electronic sources.

Due dates on items that are already checked out will be delayed until we are reopened, so no late fees will accrue. The drop box is closed, please keep library materials until the library is reopened. 

Please check our website or this Facebook page for updates in the coming days.

eBooks and Audiobooks are available through the LibbyApp or eLibraryNJ  

If you are using a desktop or laptop computer click here for further instructions.

If you have a question about how to use any of our online resources you can email us at
For kids, don't forget Tumblebooks for Picture Books, Easy Readers, Graphic Novels, Nonfiction, Videos, Puzzles and Games

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