Services at the Library:
Discover what all the Hoopla is about at the Library
The Teaneck Public Library is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audio books; all available for mobile and online access. All patrons need is a valid library card, email address and password. Access is free, any time of the day or night. All titles are always available. Up to 8 titles can be borrowed per month.
The content is provided by Hoopla, an on-demand Internet streaming media service, as a result of an agreement between Hoopla and the Bergen County Cooperation Library System.
To start, please go to www.hoopladigital.com and create an account. Choose "Teaneck Public Library" from the drop down library menu.
Detailed instructions are available. For further information/assistance, please contact the Reference Department (201-837-4171x2).
Zinio digital magazines available through Teaneck Library
Do you love magazines? If so, then you’ll love Zinio!
What is Zinio? Zinio is a digital newsstand. Through the BCCLS partnership with Zinio, you can borrow over 250 magazines and read them on your computer or download them to portable devices.
There are: no check out limits; no returns; no hold lists.
Currently Zinio is supported on the following devices and computers: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire/HD/HDX, Win 8, Mac, PC
To learn more about the program, please contact the Library’s Reference Department at 201-837-4171.
LearningExpress Library is an online learning program that provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources for basic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, basic sciences and test preparation for academic and career advancement. Adults and students can search for the resources they need when they need them.
LearningExpress helps students and adults prepare for a wide range of academic exams—such as the GED® , COOP, HSPT®, SAT*, ACT®, AP*, PSAT/NMSQT*, ACCUPLACER®, ASSET®, COMPASS®, LSAT, GMAT and GRE. Career certification tests such as NCLEX-RN®, NCLEX-PN, Praxis I® and II® are also available. (read more)
Mango meets the need for easily-accessible language learning including English as a second language. Remote access gives you the ability to use Mango whenever you want, 24/7 from the comfort of your own home. All you need is your library card.
Mango is a self-paced learning system with a focus on simplicity. It was designed for anyone to start using without the need of a help manual. Mango is east to set up and even easier to use!
Learning a new language can seem daunting, especially to a beginner. Mango's focus on simplicity is changing this, one user at a time. You will be excited to know that simple language-learning has arrived.
To start, click on Mango
Library to Offer Free Assistance to Members of the NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center(TBBC) Downloading Audio Books and Magazines
The Teaneck Public Library now has full access to the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service and can download books and magazines for TBBC members to use with the digital audio book player received from TBBC. To receive assistance downloading from BARD, please call the Teaneck Public Library (201-837-4171) and make an appointment with Paul Hirsch.
Members, when going to the Teaneck Public Library, must bring the TBBC library card or mailing card. They must also bring a new, unused flash drive.
This new service does not replace any services provided by TBBC. Members may continue to receive books from TBBC through the US mail. Getting BARD downloaded books from the Teaneck Public Library is just another way for TBBC members to get the items they want.
With the purchase of 2012 edition of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Teaneck library received a one year introductory subscription of AccessScience database. Teaneck residents can access this database through the library website (http://www.teaneck.org). To access, click on the AccessScience logo on the right-hand side and login with the provided Username and Password.
- More than 9,000 articles and research updates with literature citations—many actively linked to source materials—and extensive cross-referencing
- More than 16,000 vivid color images and compelling videos and animations that bring topics to life on the screen
- Intriguing biographies of nearly 3,000 well-known scientists
- 110,000+ definitions drawn from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
- A continually updated science and technology newsfeed from Science News
- A handy study center with Q&As, study guides, bibliographies, and essay topics
Ancestry Library Edition Available at the Library
Ancestry Library Edition database is a great resource for both the novice and advanced family research. The database is available whenever the library is open. Printing is allowed.
Library offers free online DMV practice tests
Teaneck Public Library now offers free online DMV practice tests through Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education. The new service includes 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, online driver’s manuals and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions. All of them are written specifically based on the New Jersey state DMV materials.
Access is free and click here to start.
Teaneck Library is a member of Bergen County Cooperative Library Consortium (BCCLS). Our library card can be used in all 75 libraries and we share the BCCLS Catalog (bccls.org). In case the item that a patron seeks is not available in the BCCLS Catalog, Teaneck Library can request the item through Interlibrary Loan via the JerseyCat Catalog, a statewide Interlibrary Loan system provided by New Jersey State Library. The JerseyCat Catalog includes the collections of most New Jersey public libraries, colleges and schools.
Please come to Reference Desk with your Teaneck Public Library card for assistance in placing the request.
Patrons are limited to 5 requests per year per family. There is a charge of $5.00 per request if the limit is exceeded.
Looking for a comfortable, quiet place to do a little good work? Why not "Adopt a Shelf" at the Teaneck Library? Adopt a Shelf volunteers keep a section of books in numerical and alphabetical order. It takes only about 30 minutes every couple of weeks, at your convenience. To volunteer, apply online or pick up an application at the library
The Teaneck Public Library provides one-on-one English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) instruction to its residents. Registration is required – any Teaneck residents who are interested in the program should call Cynthia Zimmerly or Tobey Weiss at the library at 201-837-4171.
Teaneck Public Library hosts an English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) Conversation Group Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 2PM in the yellow room on the main floor. The practice group is open to anyone who would like to improve their English skills by actively participating in group conversation led by a trained tutor. No pre-registration is necessary. The Group is open to residents of Teaneck and any other Bergen County town.
The Fall 2016 ESL Group class will run from Sept. 23 to Dec. 2, 2016. Winter/Spring ESL Group class will run Jan.13, 2017 to May 12, 2017.
For additional information or questions, please contact Cynthia Zimmerly at the library, 201-837-4171. The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.
The Teaneck Public Library offers its patrons a delivery service for persons confined to their homes, residential facility, etc. for an extended period because of illness or physical handicap. The library makes available books, magazines, and audio-visual material and delivers once a week to the homes of those unable to come to the library.
Those eligible for delivery service must be Teaneck residents and have no one available in the household to come to the library for them. These patrons are issued a special card to be held in the library, and are subject to the same loan periods and to replacement charges for lost or missing items as other library patrons. Deliveries are made on Thursday mornings only, between 9:00 and 12:00. Those who are temporarily disabled may also be eligible for this service.
For more information please contact Cynthia Zimmerly at the library (201-837-4171). For 42 years this outreach program has been available at the Teaneck Library and has successfully assisted many Teaneck residents to remain active library users even when no longer able to come to the library in person.
Go Green with Our Blue Totes
Sturdy shopping tote bags, featuring the Friends logo, are available for just $2 each at the circulation desk. Since they're perfect for grocery shopping, trips to the library, or for knitting or needlework projects, you may want to pick up more than one. (Many food stores give cents-off as a reward for using a cloth bag for your purchase -- even if the bag isn't from their store. A bonus for you, while you promote the Friends!)
Friends apron (navy blue with white logo and two large pockets) are also available for $15.