How to get a Leonia Library Card

How do I get a Leonia Library card? 


If you are a Leonia resident, you may apply for a free Leonia Library card.

To obtain your card, fill out an application at the Circulation Desk and present one of the following forms of I.D. showing your name and current Leonia address:

  • Valid Driver's License

  • County I.D. Card

  • DMV Non-Driver I.D. Card

  • Recent Utility or Property Tax Bill

  • Recent Lease or Rental Agreement

  • Recent Bank Statement (no checkbooks)

  • Recent First-Class Mail from any Government Agency

  • Recent High School or College Report Card or Transcript


What does it cost to get a Leonia Library Card?

Nothing! The library card is free, with valid proof of Leonia residency. Each family member (school-age and up) should have his/her own library card.


How can my child get a Leonia Library card?

Children and young adults under the age of 18 may be issued a card when accompanied by their parent or guardian who must present valid I.D. (see above) and co-sign the child’s application.  The parent/guardian is responsible for all library materials checked out on the child’s card and for all fines and replacement costs incurred by the child.


Do I need my library card to take home items?

Your valid library card must be presented in order to borrow or renew materials, pay fines or check your library record.


How Long can I borrow items for, and what are the fines for those items?

  • New Books - 2 weeks - .10 per day/5.00 max
  • Other Books- 4 weeks - .10 per day/5.00 max
  • Magazines- 2 weeks - .10 per day/5.00 max
  • Music CDs - 2 weeks -  .10 per day/5.00 max
  • Audio Books - 4 weeks - .10 per day/5.00 max
  • New Movie DVDs - 3 days - 1.00 per day/5.00 max
  • New TV Series DVDs - 2 weeks - 1.00 per day/5.00 max
  • Other DVDs - 2 weeks - 1.00 per day/5.00 max
  • Children’s DVDs - 2 weeks - 1.00 per day/5.00 max
  • Children’s Books - 4 weeks - .10 per day/5.00 max
  • Hotspots -  2 weeks - .25 per day/5.00 max
  • STEAM Kits/Legos -  2 weeks - .25 per day/5.00 max
  • Board Games -  2 weeks - .25 per day/5.00 max

 Please note: Fines on items belonging to other libraries vary, and are assessed according to each library’s local policy.

What are some online features of my Leonia Library card?

  • Use your card to request items online for pickup at your library.
  • Online access to your library card account to see what you have out, when items are due and to renew items.
  • Receive email or text notification when requested items are ready to pick up, when items are almost due or overdue, and more.

Pay Fines Online

  • You are able to pay any fines or lost item fees online with a credit card. You can do this from any mobile device or computer. Click here for details and instructions on paying online, which is accessible through your online library card account.

Benefits of a Leonia Library Card

Access to BCCLS

The Leonia Library is a member of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) which enables residents to have access to materials and resources in 76 libraries. Your card allows you to borrow in-person from any BCCLS member library, or place requests online for items that will be shipped to the Leonia Library for you to pick up! Online databases offer access to full-text articles, journals, and more. 

Books, Movies, Music and Lots More!

The library offers a collection of over 70,000 items to borrow: books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, graphic novels, large print books, picture books, video games and more.

A Day at the Museum

The library offers passes to the MoMA, The Intrepid Museum, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Newark Museum and the Museum of the City of New York. Passes to these museums are free to borrow for one week with your Leonia Library card. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Leonia Library.

Learn it with is a database which offers thousands of online classes, courses and webinars.  Access is free for Leonia residents with a valid Leonia Library card.  Go to to create a free account.

Sponsored by the Community Chest of Leonia.

Kits, Legos, Board Games and Hotspots!

We now have Mobile Hotspots, Snap Circuits, Lego kits, board games and more! Check them out with your Leonia Library card.

Digital Magazines, eBooks, eAudiobooks and more

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks, and digital magazines for your smartphone, tablet, computer and other devices with RB Digital and CloudLibrary. Leonia Library cardholders can borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, music, movies and TV shows with Hoopla.

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