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COVID-19 Notices & Information

9/8/2020 UPDATE
While the Library building is still closed to the public, we have expanded doorside pickup hours. Details and hours below. 
In addition, Library staff is onsite to answer your phone calls at 201-592-3614/5 during the following times:
Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat:  9:30am-3pm
Tues & Thurs: 9:30am-7:30pm
You can also email adult services  at reference@fortlee.bccls.organd youth services at

RETURNS of books, DVDs and other media are accepted in the outdoor book drops ONLY:  24/7.
Although it may take some time, please be assured that library items will be removed from your account. All materials returned to the library must first be quarantined for at least 72 hours before they can be checked-in.
Unable to return your items during this time? Worried about accruing fines? Don’t be! FLPL will be fine free on Fort Lee materials only until the end of the year! This does not include materials from other libraries. 


Place your request
Fort Lee Cardholders can place requests for items from FLPL & other BCCLS libraries using the online catalog (the fastest way!)
You can also email or call at 201-592-3614.  Don’t forget to include your library card and phone number in the message.

Wait for a confirmation email or phone call
You will receive an email or phone call notifying you that your item is available for pickup during one of the below time slots:
   TUESDAY & THURSDAY: 11AM-7:30PM *New evening hours!*
    SATURDAY, 9:30AM-3PM *Extended Saturday hours!*

How do I pick up my items?
Doorside Pickup is located near the revolving door entrance towards Main Street.  When you arrive provide your first & last name to the attending staff member.  Once retrieved, your item will be placed on the table for you.

Items will be held for 4 business days, excluding Sunday.  Unclaimed items will be returned to the shelf.


FLPL AT HOME: resources for all ages, that you can access from the comfort of your home!

Check out our Virtual Program Schedule  

No Library card? No problem!
Sign up for an eCard here.


COVID-19 CALL CENTER  for the Borough of Fort Lee

A Borough-wide call in center has been established at the Fort Lee Police Department by the Office of Emergency Management, which currently will be open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The call-in center has been designed to address calls and inquiries that normally would be directed to closed borough offices.

Call: 201-592-3500 x1700 from 8:30am-3pm.


Fill out the form 

Benefits for those impacted by COVID-19 Help Center – assistance with unemployment, healthcare, business and more

COVID-19 Resources for Business   from the Business District Alliance of Fort Lee

Ways to Help

Feed the Front Lines!! – Help feed healthcare professionals and support local businesses

FLPTAs Care!  – Help get food to those who need

Fort Lee First Responder Window Appreciation

Making a Non-Medical Mask

Surgeon General On Making Masks 

Instagram video  – how to make a homemade mask

Remote Service Available 24/7

Libby:  books and audiobooks

Hoopla: books, audiobooks, movies and tv shows

RBDigital: magazines

New York Times Online
Fort Lee Public Library’s New York Times digital subscription provides ongoing access to from any of our 14 reference computers, as well as from patron devices registered with our complementary 72 hour pass. When you subscribe with your Fort Lee Public Library card, you’ll get access to articles and blog posts, as well as video, slide shows and other multimedia features. This includes the latest content and news as well as limited access to articles from 1851 to the present day.

You can access the NYT website and content both from inside the library or from home. For either, please register your email address with the New York Times. When accessing from home, you will need to visit this page first and click the ACCESS NEW YORK TIMES ONLINE button. From there you will use a Redeem code that provides access for a 72 hour period. There is no limit on how many codes you can use, so you can keep coming back to get more content! If you have any questions please contact the reference desk.

Pronunciator:  interactive language learning database for Fort Lee Library patrons. You may choose from 60 languages. There are 3,000 language courses and 3 million lessons.

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