BPL Lion

Belleville Public Library

Main Library

Mon, Tue, Thu:
Wed, Fri:

9am – 8pm
9am – 5pm
9am – 1pm

Children’s Room

Mon, Tue, Thu:
Wed, Fri:

10am – 6pm
9am – 5pm
9am – 1pm


221 Washington Avenue
Belleville, NJ 07109

Want to know what's happening at the library?

NYC Paper Crafts
The Friends of the Library are proud to present a special one-time event featuring NYC Paper Crafts Influencer @candiicrafts!
Salon Saturdays
January 28th
This program is for tweens ages 9-12.
Registration is required.
Rutgers Science Explorer
Rutgers Science Explorer STEM Challenge
The Belleville Public Library has teamed up with Rutgers to offer a series of STEM based experiments and activities presented by Graduate Students and Faculty from the University.
Great for Home Schoolers and anyone interested in the sciences.
Registration is required.
Valentine's Junk Journal
Valentine Junk Journals
February 6, 2023
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Registration is required.
No worries, partner!
The Belleville Public Library
has lassoed up every season on DVD for your viewing enjoyment.
ESL / Clases de Ingles
ESL / Clases de Ingles
Winter Session
All classes are held via ZOOM from 6pm – 8pm
Registration is required.
Friends St. Patrick's Day
Friends Annual St. Partrick's Day Luncheon
March 16, 2023
12 Noon - 2 pm
Registration is required.
BPL Word Cloud


Kids – There are children’s programs for art, Pokémon, storytime, afterschool activities, monthly craft kids, and more! Check our programs and calendars for upcoming events you may want to join!

Teens – There is a Teen Advisory Board, Homework Heroes, SteamPunk Engineers, Career Information, SAT Study Groups, Programming Instruction, etc. Registration may be required. Check the calendar and program pages for more information.

Adults – There are lectures, discount programs, ESL instruction, book discussions, and information and activities. Look at the program pages and calendar to find things you want to do.


Download eBooks and digital audiobooks to your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphones, or eReader.


Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses and exam preparation for professional development and school.

Over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning styles.


Enjoy hit streaming movies, ebooks and online graphic novels from Marvel and DC.

Pals Plus

Local libraries share a library catalog of books, DVDs, CDs, and eBooks, audiobooks and magazines.

About The Library

The Belleville Public Library has been in existence for over 100 years and is the jewel of Washington Avenue which runs the course of the Township of Belleville, NJ between Nutley and Newark.

It serves a diverse population of approximately 36,000 residents and is located less than 10 minutes from Essex County’s beautiful Branch Brook Park.

The library provides a host of programs and activities for all ages and serves a variety of cultures.

We provide access to a collection of about 36,000 books and other materials for leisure as well as personal edification.