General Information

The Library Board of Trustees

Carol Pomponio, President
Florence Pentol, Treasurer
Marcos Vargas, Secretary
Patricia Bradley
Carol Casale
Pamela Doherty
Dr. James J. Cozzarelli
Mayor Michael Melham
(Richard D. Tomko,Ph.D Superintendent of Schools)

The Township Council

Mayor Michael Melham
Deputy Mayor Dr. John Notari, 4th Ward
Councilman Vincent Cozzarelli, 3rd Ward
Naomy DePena, Councilwoman at Large
Thomas Graziano, Councilman at Large
Councilman Steve Rovell, 2nd Ward
Councilwoman Marie Strumolo-Burke, 1st Ward

Library Card Application


Applicant must show proof of residency, employment or school attendance in Belleville.

Child (Age 2 1/2 – grade 6)

Parents/Guardians must sign the library card application form.
Child must live or attend school in Belleville.
Parents/Guardians are responsible for all materials checked out
on a minor child’s library card.

Non-Resident Card $35.00 fee per year.

County Card (ReBL: A reciprocal borrowing program among Essex
County academic and public libraries)

To obtain a County Library Card, an applicant must be a resident of Belleville who has a Belleville library card with no overdue fines. Applicant must show a driver’s license or other form of identification and a social security card for a County Card.

Patron and Guest Computer Usage

In order for our computers to be used freely by all members of the community, Belleville Library Card holders are limited to 2 hours of computer usage per day.

Non-Belleville Library Card holders will be limited to 45 minutes of computer usage per day.

The library reserves the right to terminate a user’s computer session for reasons not included in the computer usage policy or behavior policy.

Material Loan Period

28 days for books and CDs.
14 days for reserve books.
Videos and DVDs are 3 (three) at a time for two weeks.

Library Fines

Adult Department: $0.35 per day for overdue materials except videos (see below).
Children’s Department: $0.20 per day for overdue materials.
Videos: $2.00 per day for overdues.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loans are transactions in which library materials are made available by one library to another for use by an individual. Request interlibrary loans at the Reference Desk.


Reference Service

The Reference Department offers in-library, telephone service, email. A reference collection of several thousand volumes, as well as our circulating collection, serve as a source from which all kinds of questions can be answered. When you come to our Library, please do not hesitate to ask for information from our staff of professionally trained Librarians.