Here are links to resources that we hope will help you in your search for knowledge

Search BCCLS

Are you looking for a book, dvd, magazine, newspaper or anything that might be at the library? Norwood Public Library is a member of the BCCLS which is a consortium of 77 public libraries in northern New Jersey. By county, there are 62 in Bergen, 10 in Essex, 4 in Hudson, and 1 in Passaic. BCCLS libraries have over 600,000 registered cardholders and circulate over 12,000,000 items annually. Start your search and see what you can find!

TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. is a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.

NYT Bestsellers List

The New York Times Best Seller list is widely considered the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States. Published weekly in The New York Times Book Review, the best-seller list is compiled of multiple lists in different categories, broken down by fiction and non-fiction, hardcover, paperback, and electronic, and other genres. 

Jersey Clicks Resources

Use New Jersey's statewide portal for searching statewide full-text databases. JerseyCat, Job & Career Accelerator, Novelist, and ReferenceUSA are some of the high quality databases offered by JerseyClicks. If you have Internet access you can search for high quality information 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by entering your New Jersey public library card number.

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Libby: Ebooks and Audiobooks through BCCLS

Getting started with Libby. The one-tap reading app from your local library.


  1. Install the Libby app from your device’s app store.

  2. Open the app and find your library. You can search by library name, city, or zip code.

  3. Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title. When prompted, sign in. You’ll need a valid library card to complete this step.

  4. Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically so you can read them when you’re offline.

From your Shelf, you can:

  • Tap Start Reading or Start Listening to open a title.

•  Tap the cover image, then Send to Device to send a book to Kindle.

We offer RBDigital for Libraries (formerly Zinio for Libraries). Browse – Check out – and Read magazines in your browser – and download to mobile apps. Once you check out a magazine you may keep it as long as you wish. This magazine collection is brought to you by Norwood Public Library and we hope you enjoy checking out your favorite magazines. There are hundreds to choose from.

Rosetta Stone for Libraries

Improve your English or learn another language with Rosetta Stone Library Solution. This is an effective, easy-to-use program that allows you to learn a new language on your own time. You can use Rosetta Stone with your Norwood Public Library card. Choose from thirty languages including: Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

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A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.  - Italo Calvino

Updated 9/17/20