Palisades Park Public Library
Palisades Park Public Library
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Palisades Park, NJ 07650
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Palisades Park Public Library is a member of the BCCLS group of 75 public libraries in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic and Essex Counties, NJ. In our own library we have more than 57,000 items available for borrowing, and through the BCCLS system, we give access to more than 3 million items through the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) and 10 million through OpenBorrowing of BCCLS, LMxAC, MAIN, PALS, Sussex County and Warren County. Go to BCCLS Catalog at for access to entire BCCLS collection. For an Open Borrowing participating library see the list.


The mission of the Palisades Park Public Library is to provide our public with insight to enrich mind and spirit, and encourage a lifetime love of learning.  We aim to inform, educate and enrich our community through inclusion of our diversities and commonalities.  The Library places special emphasis on guiding young people toward a love of reading and an awareness of books and other library materials as a means of satisfying their needs and interests.  The Library has a strong commitment to intellectual freedom and to freedom of access to information.


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New with Hoopla!

Dark Horse ComicsDark Horse Comics is now on Hoopla! Click here to view flyer to see their comics such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Sin City and more.


A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story is available simultaneously in theatres and for our patrons. Click here to view the flyer.


Introducing Hoopla!

Hoopla is a digital collection of over 200,000 streaming and downloadable movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks that you can access on your computer or download to a portable device.

You can borrow up to 8 titles per month.

Movies and TV shows - most can be borrowed for 3 days (72 hours), a few titles can be borrowed for 2 days (48 hours).
Music can be borrowed for 7 days.
Audiobooks can be borrowed for 21 days.

All titles are always available; there are NO holds.


Instructions on how to sign up

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View our Korean Book Collection

Click here to see a list of Korean books available at Palisades Park Public Library.


Zinio for Libraries Overview

Zinio Video TutorialWatch a video on how to use the mobile Zinio app to read magazines on your iPhone, Android, Windows 8 or Kindle device.

Click here to watch the tutorial.



Download full digital editions of popular magazines with Zinio

Zinio is a new service in 2014. Offered through Recorded Books, Zinio for Libraries permits Palisades Park Library cardholders to download full digital editions of popular magazines. We have joined 35 other BCCLS libraries and share a common title list.

The beauty of this service is that it is unlimited. If everyone wants to download the latest issue of an available title they can do so! No waiting a week or a month. No torn out articles. No return needed. Once you download an issue it is yours until you delete it. There are No limits on borrowing either.

You will have to create a Recorded Books account using your library card barcode. After doing that, you must create an account with Zinio using the same email address. Please note: The titles that you see offered when you click through our website are the free titles provided by the library. Zinio does provide other content for a subscription fee, but that is up to you.

Zinio digital magazines may be viewed within a browser or within the Zinio App designed for iOS or Android devices.

Click here to access Zinio and create an account today!

Free AudioBooks

We are pleased to announce the available of free checkout and download of AudioBooks provided by OneClickdigital Classics.

OneClickdigital Classics Audiobooks

Click here to create an account and begin accessing free audiobooks.


To join a listserv, you can see a quick list of some of the more popular staff listservs on the BCCLS staff web site (in the "Join a Listserv" box on the left side of the page). 

Click here to join our listserv.



Find instructions on how to download eBooks for your device by clicking the links below:

How to Download eBooks Onto Your iPad.

How to Download eBooks Onto Your Kindle.

How to Download eBooks Onto Your Nook.

How to Download Books Onto Your Sony Reader.

Do you love your library?

Palisades Park Public Library has volunteer opportunities available. Click here to find out more.


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