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About the FLPL

Welcome to YOUR Library. FLPL provides equal access to information, ideas and inspiration where the community can connect, learn and grow in the Library and beyond.

The Fort Lee Public Library, established in 1919, has been housed in its present facility at Main and Center since 1971. The building was enlarged by a 9,000 square foot addition in 1997, increasing the total space to 30,000 square feet with parking for seventy-five cars. The Library is open seven days a week and welcomes an average of over 23,000 visitors per month.

The Library’s collection contains books, media, newspapers and periodicals totaling over 130,000 items and includes materials in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Digital collections include ebooks, audiobooks, movies, tv, music and magazines (also in Korean). Databases provide access to Ancestry.com, language instruction through Rosetta Stone & Pronunciator, Valueline, ReferenceUSA, NY Times and EBSCOhost for popular & scholarly magazine articles. As a member of BCCLS (Bergen County Cooperative Library System), a Fort Lee resident has access to 5.5 million items from 76 member libraries.

Programs and services are offered for all ages throughout the year and feature reference assistance, reader’s advisory, storytime, crafts, concerts, book discussions, ESL instruction, computer classes, volunteer opportunities and much more. In addition the Library offers free WiFi, public computers, wireless printing and a museum pass program.

The Fort Lee Public Library is open 7 days a week for all your borrowing needs. In addition, you can access your library card account 24 hours a day at bccls.org. Use your online account to review and renew items you have borrowed, check the status of item requests, and update your contact information. Passwords are required to access accounts online and can be set by calling or visiting the Circulation Desk.

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