Construction began on February 20 and is estimated to take 30 days. Planned renovations include improved lighting in public areas, widening interior windows, and opening the circulation room to the hallway. ADA required renovations include a new bathroom, wider door openings and making the entrance at 110 Roosevelt Ave. accessible to wheelchairs.
As the library is under construction, please call (908) 464-9333 on weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm before you pick up your holds. Staff will meet you at the door - please do not enter the library.
Returning library items
On Saturday, Feb. 24th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., BHPL staff will be at Town Hall in the Court Room/Council Chambers to collect returns. Please enter through the glass doors leading to the Police Department at 29 Park Ave.
New Providence Library is also accepting BHPL items that you wish to return. BHPL staff stops in twice each week at NPL to pick up any returns.
Late fines have not been accumulating since the library closed, and will not begin to accumulate again until the library opens to the public.
Saturday hold pickup on Feb. 24 at Town Hall
You may pick up items reserved through the online catalog on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Town Hall in the court room/ council chambers. Enter through the glass doors leading to the police department at 29 Park Ave. Please reserve your items by 2 p.m. on February 23.
If you can't find the item you need in the online catalog, you may contact the library to submit an interlibrary loan request. Please keep in mind the pickup hours (above) before placing a request.
Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot
The tradition of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot will continue this summer. This year will not be a typical play, but an hour-long selection "Something Shakespeare This Way Comes" on Friday, July 27th at 7 p.m. Please bring your lawn chairs.