The Library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day.
The Friends of the Clifton Public Library is pleased to sponsor a series of musical programs. Join us on July 6 and August 3 (Mondays) at 1:00 p.m. in the Main Library community room to listen as local musicians share their talents with the community. The programs are free. Please click here to view a flyer with details.
Friends Gift Gallery Opening
At 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6 - immediately after the musical program - please head over to the circulation desk area for the grand opening of the Friends of Clifton Public Library gift gallery, with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Jim Anzaldi.
Kids' Summer Programs
The brochure listing children's summer programs is now available! Click here to view a copy. You also may pick one up in the Main Library or Allwood Branch.
Use Your Library Card to Check Out Free Museum Passes
Looking for fun summer activities? The Library offers passes to several museums that may be checked out by Clifton Library cardholders at the Main Library Circulation Desk. A full overview of the program and list of participating museums may be viewed on the website Museum Passes page, or by picking up a brochure in the Library. This program is made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Clifton Library.
Reading Partner Volunteers Needed
The Children's Department is seeking volunteers to meet with students during the months of July and August. Please click here for more information and an application form.
Free Smoke Alarms
The Library would like to spread the word about an important public service. The Clifton Fire Department and other city agencies are partnering with the American Red Cross to get free fire alarms installed in city residences. Please click here to view the flyer with further details and instructions for signups, or visit the city's website: http://www.cliftonnj.org/notices/2258a57d
Print from home or your mobile device
Do you have a file, webpage or email that you need to print from your home computer or mobile device? Send it to our library printers! Details and instructions can be viewed on the Wireless Printing page of our website. Be sure to select the location you'd like to print from. Printing only occurs after you stop in the library and use the self-serve print stations. The cost is .10 / page for black and white prints, .25 / page for color.
OneClickdigital - e-books and audiobooks exclusively for Clifton library card holders!
The Clifton Library has expanded its e-book and audiobook offerings through the OneClickdigital platform. OneClick is separate from DigitalLibraryNJ (which is still accessible) and downloads are available only with the use of a Clifton library card. Benefits include shorter, if any, wait times as titles are available to multiple users at once. Click on the logo above and use your library card to create an account.
Pronunciator Language Learning Resource - exclusively for Clifton library card holders!
The Clifton Library introduces a new resource for language learning - Pronunciator. Accessible from your electronic device - phone, tablet, computer - Pronunciator lets you learn a new language at your own pace and take quizzes to assess your knowledge. To get started, have your Clifton library card handy and click on the Pronunciator logo.
World Vital Records Genealogy Database
The Clifton Library has added another genealogy database to its electronic collection! World Vital Records contains billions of family history and genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Complete U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and international collections. And WVR is accessible from home with your library card! Click on the icon above to get started.
The Library provides free delivery of books and audiobooks to those residents of Clifton who are homebound, reside in a nursing home or assisted living environment. If you feel you qualify for this service, please print and fill out an application and mail it back to the Library. Someone will then be in touch with you to confirm details and set up delivery.
Self-Checkout at the Allwood Branch
Avoid lines at the circulation desk by using our self-checkout machines! Two stations with touch screens, scanners and receipt printers are positioned on the side of the desk. Patrons use their library card and 4-digit PIN to initiate checkout. All circulation rules still apply. We encourage you to try it and ask staff members to walk you through it the first time if you'd feel more comfortable or if you have any questions. (And yes, staff will still be at the desk if you prefer or require personal assistance!)
The Clifton Library on Goodreads
The Clifton Library has created a group on Goodreads. We'll post book group selections, staff picks, titles of interest... and we invite you to join and contribute. Click here to be taken to the Goodreads page, where you can register (or sign in through facebook) and join the group.
Donations through PayPal The Library now offers the convenience of making donations through PayPal! Instructions can be found on the 'Support Us - Give to the Library' link, or click directly on the PayPal icon: