Chinese Language Collection

Thanks to a joint effort between the Township Chinese-American community, the Library, and the Friends of the Library, BTL has established a collection of more than 1,200 Chinese language books, videos, music CDs, magazines and newspapers.  The books in the collection are divided into categories such as biography, fiction, and nonfiction.  Chinese Language books can be borrowed for one month (28-day loan), with no holds and two renewals.  Click here to see books recently added to the Chinese Language Collection.

Video Games

We currently have more than 175 video games, which can be checked out for one week each.  Games are available for Nintendo Switch, 3DS and DS, Wii, WiiU, PS3, PS4 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. 

Jigsaw Puzzles

We recently added roughly 40 jigsaw puzzles.  They cover a variety of topics, with number of pieces ranging from 300- 1000.  To browse the collection and place reserves, click here.  All puzzles check out for 28 days.

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 Quiet area upstairs in the Library, this collection includes nonfiction titles on New Jersey subjects and locations.  All volumes can be checked out.

Oversize Collection

This collection includes roughly 100 coffee-table 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