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  • ACA Information - Last session
    The Clifton Library has been chosen by New Jersey Citizen Action and Make the Road New Jersey as an outreach site for ACA (Affordable Care Act) information. Stop by the Main Library on Thursday 12/13 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to gather information you will need to make decisions during the enrollment period, which ends December 15.
  • Classical Music Appreciation
    Listen and learn about classical music during this new monthly series, entitled "Classical Music Appreciation." Lead by Albert Verdesca, the next session will take place on Wednesday, December 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Allwood Branch. Free.
  • Enjoying Shakespeare
    Shakespearean Director and Educator Albert Verdesca returns this fall to present his popular "Enjoying Shakespeare" series at the Allwood Branch! The next session will be on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Allwood Branch. Free.
  • PAWS for Reading - Now underway!
    Children ages 5 and up
    who can read independently are invited to practice reading out loud for 10-15 minutes to a therapy dog. This relaxing, non-judgemental setting is especially suited to reluctant readers. Sessions will be held at the Main Library on Saturdays from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and at the Allwood Branch on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Please stop by the location of your choice to sign up two weeks in advance.
  • Movies at the Library
    The movie program at the library is back! Catch a flick for free in the community rooms of the Main Library and Allwood Branch. Flyers listing program details can be obtained in either location, or you may phone the Main Library (973-772-5500) or Allwood Branch (973-471-0555) to check the next showing. Free. Coffee provided; you may bring your own light snack.
  • Requesting a Meeting Room
    The Main Library and Allwood Branch both have community rooms that may be booked by community groups. Please follow this link to get more information and place a room use request via our online calendar booking system.
  • Website Status
    We have been experiencing some technical difficulties with our website. We are aware that certain features are not working properly. Please contact the Main Library (973-772-5500) if you need assistance.
  • Hoopla Is Here!
    "Hoopla," a site for digital e-books, comics, movies, tv shows and music, is now available to PalsPlus library card holders! Click here for access.
  • SCORE Business Seminars
    Entrepreneurs and small business owners... Free help is available at the Library! Members of SCORE, an association of volunteer mentors, are available to meet with you for one-on-one counseling in the Main Library on Wednesdays. This service is free; please make an appointment by phoning Vivian in the reference department: 973-772-5500. Special seminars are also scheduled periodically during the year - please view our Events Calendar for dates and topics.
  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
    The Clifton Library and others in Passaic County are participating in the national literacy initiative "1000 Books Before Kindergarten." Reading is one of the most powerful ways to boost children's brain power, and studies have shown that the earlier they start to be in contact with books and reading, the more likely they will be successful in school. We encourage you to click here to view our program brochure; speak to the children's librarians in the Main Library or Allwood Branch; and visit for more information.
  • Mah Jong
    Are you looking for a local place to play Mah Jong? Consider spending time in the library! Some experience with the game would be helpful. No signups needed. Visit our Events Calendar to view dates and times.
  • 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 Main Library printers! Details and instructions can be viewed on the Wireless Printing page of our website. 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.

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    ProCitizen - online citizenship test preparation
    Available to Clifton Library card holders! Prepare for the citizenship test in a variety of fun, interactive ways. Learn at your own pace. Signup is quick and easy. If you already have a logon for Pronunciator language learning, you can use the same logon for ProCitizen. Click on the ProCitizen logo above to get started; have your logon or library card number handy.

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    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.

  • Homebound Service
    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.
  • 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 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:


  • Fashion Biographies


    My Journey
        Karan, Donna

    Model Woman: Eileen Ford
    and the Business of Beauty
        Lacey, Robert

    Gods and Kings:
    The Rise and Fall of
    Alexander McQueen and
    John Galliano
        Thomas, Dana

    Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel
    and the Pulse of History
        Garelick, Rhonda

    Measure of a Man: A Memoir:
    From Auschwitz Survivor to
    Presidents' Tailor
        Greenfield, Martin

    The Woman I Wanted to Be
        Von Furstenberg, Diane

    Nudie: The Rodeo Tailor
        Nudie, Jamie Lee

    Jackie Style
        Keogh, Pamela Clarke

  • Modern Scholar Series


    Understanding Democracy in America
        Masugi, Ken

    Physics for Poets
        Kouzes, Richard

    Politics and Performance: Theater in the 20th Century
        Lewis, Megan

    Geology: The Study of Earth
        Zeigler, Kate E.

    Rediscovering Shakespeare: The Tragedies
       Wagner, Matthew D.

    Lore of the Stars: The Mythological Narrative of the Night Sky
        Shutt, Timothy Baker

    The Norsemen: Vikings and Their Culture
       Drout, Michael

    Detective Fiction: From Victorian Sleuths to the Present
        Alexander, M. Lee

    The Big Picture MBA: What Every Business School Graduate Knows
        Navarro, Peter

  • Live Recordings


        Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell

    Live from the Artist's Den
        Rufus Wainwright

    Back to Brooklyn
        Barbra Streisand

    Crossroad 2013
        Eric Clapton Guitar Festival

    Clockwork Angels Tour

    Live at the Bowl '68

    Idina Menzel, Live: Barefoot at the Symphony
        Idina Menzel

    Anna Netrebko: Live at the Metropolitan Opera
        Anna Netrebko

    Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert on Broadway
        Harry Connick, Jr.

    Live at the Meadowlands
        Frank Sinatra

  • Documentaries


        (The business of bottled water)

    Four Seasons Lodge
        (Holocaust survivors' reunion)

    Life Itself
        (Roger Ebert)

    Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death
        (Rites of passage in the middle ages)

    Birders: The Central Park Effect
        (Bird watching in New York City)

    Secrets of Scotland Yard
        (Classified files and crime detection methods)

    Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
        (The life of a performance artist)

    The September Issue
        (Anna Wintour and the making of Vogue)

        (Profiles five ballerinas from Russia)

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