Logo Welcome to the Bernardsville Public Library CAT Members Page!

CAT was designed to:

Broaden the library book titles selection in order to increase circulation.

● Engage the community by creating an environment of collaborative library development.

 What does CAT do?

CAT members are library patrons, identified by the staff, who request books from the library on a regular basis. These books have proven popular with many other community members. CAT members will make recommendations to Bernardsville Public Library’s Readers’ Services Manager who will compile the recommendations and compare them to current collection needs and existing orders along with budgetary considerations. These CAT member recommendations help to vary our collection, explore new authors and works, encourage other patrons to read these titles, and assist with the circulation of the library.

Selection of materials is contingent upon the Bernardsville Public Library’s Collection Development Policy.

Click here for the CAT Book Request Form.

Click here to complete the form online.

Looking for new ideas?

For your convenience, Bernardsville Public Library offers physical copies of BookList, Library Journal and Publishers Weekly for reviews on the latest books!

Browse our CAT shelves at the library for the newest pre-published titles.

Sign up for New Book Alerts and get the news first when new books, DVDs, and audiobooks are added to the library’s collection. Emails will arrive in your inbox once a month.

Check out Reading Bytes: Online Resources for Readers’ Advisory, a collection of Reader’s Advisory and book sites put together by local librarians.