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  Monday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Tuesday 10:00 AM  5:00 PM
  Wednesday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Thursday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Friday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Saturday 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Sunday CLOSED  
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  • Resources to read and learn many languages can be found on the Internet and in local libraries.

  • Read Spanish-language articles on business, health, culture, and news from a collection of Hispanic magazines in the Informe database.

  • Read a newspaper in English or other languages. Find online newspapers from many countries around the world by searching the NewsLink web guide.

  • Find out which M.A.I.N. member library has the largest collection of books and magazines in each foreign language. M.A.I.N. Foreign Language Collection

  • Check out watch foreign language movies you can borrow from the large collection of foreign DVDs through the MAIN catalog.

  • Find opportunities to learn English as a second language in Morris County.

  • Contact Literacy Volunteers of Morris County to arrange individual tutoring sessions to learn English at the Riverdale Library or another public location. Use their list of favorite web sites for learning and teaching English.

  • Learn English and other languages with books, CDs, and cassettes you can borrow from the Riverdale Library.

  • Newark Public Library has a World Language Collection with books in more than 15 languages. These materials are available to Riverdale residents via Inter-Library Loan. Check out the NPL website for more information or contact the Riverdale library.

 

MAIN Libraries
Check the locations of any of the 37 public libraries in Morris County.

Morris County Library
Visit the website of the Morris County Library.

New Jersey State Library
Access all the resources at the NJ State Library.

 

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Jersey Cat
JerseyCat is a virtual catalog that allows you to search the collections of over 700 New Jersey public and college libraries at one time. You may place requests for titles that will be sent to your home library.

Talking Book & Braille Center (NJ State Library)
State library services for the visually & hearing impaired, including Talking Books.

 

worldcat
Request books that are not available in New Jersey

 

MAIN is a member of OCLC, an international library consortium, provider of WorldCat. WorldCat has more than 67 million bibliographic records from 55,000 participating libraries worldwide. Riverdale Public Library patrons can search the entire WorldCat database with simple keywords. Results lead patrons to a “Find in a Library” information page. From there, patrons can enter geographic information such as a zip or postal code, receive a list of nearby libraries that own the items, and link right to a library’s online catalog record to view checkout status or access electronic content directly. Patrons can also create their own WorldCat account and add book reviews, table-of-contents information and notes to many WorldCat items.

All residents of the Morris County area can find reliable information on a wide variety of topics in the databases funded by MAIN and the state of New Jersey. With your library card, you have free access from home to high quality reference database subscriptions paid for by the Riverdale Public Library, the MAIN consortium, or the new Jersey State Library.

Most sites ask for your library card number. Use the barcode on the back of your card without spaces.

Databases

Hoopla Digital is Available!!! Hoopla is a new digital media service provided to our patrons through the generosity of the Friends of the Riverdale Library. Through hoopla, using your Riverdale Library card, you can access and enjoy nearly half a million titles from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks , eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels - all in one location, from your computer, tablet or Smartphone! Go to hoopla at https://www.hoopladigital.com/ to sign up and start listening/watching/reading!!

Value Line is now available. Investment research covering 3,500 stocks across 100 industries! Available to Riverdale and other MAIN patrons.

myheritage button 100x50MyHeritage Library Edition. It is available both in the library, and remotely to MAIN library cardholders. MyHeritage Library Edition ™ is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources. Available in 40 languages, MyHeritage Library Edition is the industry’s most multilingual family history research database.


Job Career AcceleratorThis compreshensive online site offers resume and cover letter help, profiles of occupations, lists of internship sites, and job search help. Available through the New Jersey State Library, at the library and at home.

Rosetta Stone LogoLearn a new language! Available through the New Jersey State Library.

 

 

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A health database for the consumer with up-to-date and accurate information. Available to all Riverdale Public Library cardholders. Available both in the library and at home.

 

Name & Description Library Home
EBSCO Periodical Index and Databases Library Home
NOVELIST: Suggestions for Fiction Reading Library Home
NOVELIST: K-Grade 8 Library Home
Salem Health Library Home

 

The New Jersey State Library funds a special program to provide information to small business and schools. The following databases are funded through LISTA Funding and BTOP and can be accessed at Jersey Clicks.

Information Resources Available Through the State Library
Business

Business Source Elite
This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.
Reference USA
Provides detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. Businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian businesses and 11 million Canadian residents.
Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Small Business Reference Center
The Small Business Reference Center is a comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Users also have the ability to search within specific ‘Business Topics’ and ‘Business Types’ relevant to their needs.
Careers and Jobs

Job and Career Accelerator
Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.
Current Events

Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).


Education

ERIC
ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
Teacher Reference Center
Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed.Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.


Elementary School Students

NoveList K-8
NoveList K-8 is your solution for integrating fiction across the curriculum. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read.
Primary Search
Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children’s rooms, contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles)
Español

Referencia Latina
Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries.

General

Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier contains indexing for 8,025 publications, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles.
Image Collection
The Image Collection database consists of more than 1 million total images in these categories, with photographs, images from Canadian Press, Getty Images, and UPI, maps from Antenna Audio and photographs from public domain sourcesThe images consist of a wide array of photos and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events. Other areas of coverage include contemporary and historical photos of people, places, and the natural kingdom.
MasterFILE Elite
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,050 general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 52 full text reference books and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.
Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.
Language Learning

Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and for millions of individual learners around the world.
Legal Information

Legal Information Reference Center
Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
Library Science

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
Literature

Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
NoveList
NoveList is a comprehensive readers’ advisory solution for fiction lovers. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList answers the question: What should I read next?
Middle School Students

MiddleSearch Plus
Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular, middle school magazines. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 200 magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets.
NoveList K-8
NoveList K-8 is your solution for integrating fiction across the curriculum. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read.
Science

GreenFILE
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.

 

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Suburban Trends

The Riverdale Public Library, along with 10 other libraries in the area, funded a special project to digitize the Suburban Trends. Now you can go back over 45 years, starting in 1958, and search for local information! Fully searchable. Available in the Library only.

Riverdale’s Past Perfect Website

Click here to view almost all of Riverdale’s local history collection online. Look at old photographs. Special features include the history of the police department and the fire department.

Riverdale Borough Website

The Borough of Riverdale has a comprehensive website covering all aspects of the town, including current information on programs and events. Click here to visit the web site.

Twenty four hours a day/7 days a week, an electronic library is available from your desktop at home or at work.
Plus person-to-person help is available to help finding answers.


Personal Assistance

Morris County Library
Help via E-Mail: Go to the Morris County library’s special “Ask a Librarian”, fill out a form and a Reference Librarian will respond.


Riverdale Public Library
Come on in or give us a phone call! We’ll help you find the information you need and locate new sources of information.

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New Jersey's official career and labor market information website. Explore you, explore careers, explore schools, explore financial aid.

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Get Help! New Jersey Librarians Help Residents through Tough Economic Times. Click here to find out more about:

  • New Jersey Work Tools Information on job placement, career assistance and unemployment programs for New Jersey residents.
  • New Jersey Financial Tools Check eligibility for help with utility bills, health care, food stamps, veterans service, tax assistance, and discounted car insurance.
  • New Jersey Housing Tools Understand foreclosure issues and what you can do, programs for home buyers, information on mortgages, homeless prevention and more.
  • New Jersey Health Tools Learn about the programs that help with doctor bills, and prescriptions. Free items for the deaf and hard of hearing and visually impaired, mental health information and help for caregivers, and links to medical information.
  • New Jersey Parental Tools Health care programs for children, help with college costs, nutrition programs, home visitation program, and college prep.
  • Tools for Seniors Get the one telephone number you need for direction to all services in your county! Information on help with car insurance, utilities, tax preparation assistance, and prescription assistance.
  1. Books
  2. Audio
  3. Movies
  4. Youth

Fiction:

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

A Dog’s Way Home by Bruce W. Cameron

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Rich People’s Problems by Kevin Kwan

Non-Fiction:

Never Call Me a Hero by N. Jack Kleiss

Jackie’s Girl by Kathy Mckeon

The Jersey Brothers by Sally Mott Freeman

Rising Star by David J. Garrow

You Don’t Look Your Age and Other Fairytails by Shelia Nevins

Audio

Against All Odds by Danielle Steel

Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

Dead Zone by Stephen King

French Twist by James Patterson

Frozen Hours by Jeff Shaara

Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

Movies:

Doctor Strange

A Dog’s Purpose

Gold

La La Land

Masterminds

Resurrection of Gavin Stone

Rogue One

Unleashed Mr. Darcy

Victoria Season 1

Juvenile

7 ate 9 by Tar Lazar

Captain Awesome Takes Flight by Stan Kirby

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Junk Drawer Engineering by Bobby Mercer

Moo Moo in a Tutu by Tim Miller

Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wien

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby

Shawn Loves Sharks by Curtis Manley



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