Special CollectionsChinese Language Collection

Thanks to a joint effort between the Township Chinese-American community, the Library, and the Friends of the Library, over 375 Chinese language books have been added.  The collection is divided into 3 categories — biography, fiction, and nonfiction.  Due to the limited size of the collection, there are no renewals (28-day loan), and no holds.  A list of the entire collection (in Chinese characters) is attached to the shelves for browsing.

Video Games

We currently have more than 150 video games that can be checked out for one week.  Games are available for Nintendo 3DS and DS, Wii, WiiU, PS3, PS4, PSP, Xbox360 and Xbox One.  You can find them in the Teen Space.
We also loan out Nintendo 3DS systems. Please see the Circulation Desk to check one out!

Mobile Hotspots

Keep your tablet, laptop and other Wi-Fi–enabled devices connected to the Internet wherever you are! You can connect up to 15 devices to 4G LTE. These hotspots are great for allowing you to work and participate in virtual learning from anywhere. Hotspots can be placed on hold through the library catalog, over the phone or in person. 

Book Group To-Go Kits

These Kits include everything your book group needs to enjoy a memorable book discussion.  The totes are filled with multiple copies of a book that has been used by one of the Library’s book discussion groups.   Also included is information on the author, reviews of the book, discussion questions, and biographical information about the author.   A member of your group can check out the tote for a month and all can enjoy a  hassle-free book discussion. Click here for the list of titles.
For more information, call 908-204-3031, ext.4 (Reference). You may also email us at reference@bernardslibrary.org

New Jersey Collection

Shelved in the new Quiet area upstairs in the Library, this collections includes nonfiction titles New Jersey related subjects and locations.  All volumes can be checked out.

Oversize Collection

This collection includes roughly 200 coffee-table sized books on a variety of topics.  Shelved in the new Quiet area upstairs in the Library, the volumes can be enjoyed in the Library, or checked out.

Local History Collection

The Bernards Township Library Local History Collection primarily includes historical materials covering Basking Ridge/Bernards Township and neighboring communities, as well as some Somerset County and New Jersey publications.  It is available to the public for in-library use only.  Most items are included in our catalog and can be searched remotely.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or require assistance with your search.  Please consider contacting us before your visit to give us time to conduct research and locate materials ahead of time. 
Contact the Bernards Township Reference Staff:  908-204-3031, ext. 4  reference@bernardslibrary.org